Scott Cunningham is one of the most wide read pagan authors of all time. And his lasting popularity is for good reason. He not only penned a comprehensive library of books about herbs, stones, divination, spell-craft, food, aromatherapy, the four elements, wicca, witchcraft and magick but he also came at a time when Wicca was becoming the spiritual path of choice for hundreds of thousands of questioning souls embracing the vast umbrella that is Neopaganism.
Pagan Author: Scott Cunningham (1956-1993)
From 1980-1993 he wrote more than a dozen books that spoke directly to the interests of a burgeoning new-age/pagan public. His “Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner” has sold over 400,000 copies and continues to this day to be a mandatory read for newcomers on the wiccan paths. Indeed, his introductory style of writing is easy to comprehend, digest, visualize and put forth to immediate experiment and good use without the sometimes heady and lofty prerequisites normally associated with advancing one’s occult faculty.
A noteworthy example of Cunningham’s pristine clarity and eloquent depth of wisdom from “Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner”:
1. Know Yourself
2. Know Your Craft
4. Apply Knowledge with Wisdom
5. Achieve Balance
6. Keep Your Thoughts in Good Order
7. Keep Your Words in Good Order
8. Celebrate Life
9. Attune with the Cycles of the Earth
10. Breathe and Eat Correctly
11. Exercise the Body
13. Honor the Goddess and the God