Monday, June 27, 2011

On this Day - Birth of Wicca and Occult Author Scott Cunningham

The Birth of Wicca and Occult author Scott Cunningham.  Cunningham is considered one of the authorities on Wicca and Magic. His works include Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, which is his most successful work, as well, as Magical Herbalism, Earth Power, The Magical Household, and Cunnighham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic to name a few.

Cunningham was born June 27, 1956 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Three years later his family moved to San Diego California. While attending high school, a classmate introduced him to Wicca and trained him in Wiccan spirituality. Cunningham went onto study creative writing at San Diego State University where he enrolled in 1978, but dropped out in 1980. He left college to write full time since he had more published works than several of his professors.  

Cunningham was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1983 and successfully battled the disease. In 1990, he fell ill while on a speaking  tour in Massachusetts and was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis. Cunningham suffered several infections and succumbed to the disease in March 1993 at the age of 36.

For more information on Scott Cunningham visit: LLewelyn Publishing.

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