Author: Christine Cunningham Ashworth
Foreword: Mat Auryn
A moving portrait of the iconic figure who led the way in establishing Wicca in North America—with remembrances of his life by his sister, Christine Cunningham Ashworth, and appreciations written by key figures in today’s world of witchcraft, magic, tarot, and astrology.
The iconic and renowned bestselling author Scott Cunningham (1953-1993) was the central figure in establishing Wicca in North America. His pioneering book Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner radically altered the practice of Wicca, enabling practitioners to self-initiate. Scott’s books, especially his encyclopedias, remain popular today, years after his death. In recent years, Scott has also emerged as a celebrated queer icon, especially in the witchcraft world. Although so many people have come to Wicca and Paganism through his books, little is actually known about Scott Cunningham as a person and about his spiritual life.
His little sister, Christine Cunningham Ashworth, seeks to remedy that. Since 2017, she has presented workshops devoted to Scott’s life and work. Her book is offered as a gift to all those influenced by Cunningham’s work. Christine grew up with him, laughed with him, learned with him, fought with him, and shared joys and sorrows. This book is not a biography as much as it is a memoir. The author writes about their childhood, gives a peek into their parents’ lives, and brings to life what it was like to grow up in the Cunningham household. She explores the trajectory of Scott’s magical path and affirms his legacy. She shares family photos and lifts the veil from Scott’s life.
Featuring a foreword by Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch and Mastering Magick, the book contains contributions from other key figures in today’s world of witchcraft, magic, tarot, and astrology, including:
- Stephanie Rose Bird
- Amy Blackthorn
- Storm Faerywolf
- Nancy Hendrickson
- Dorothy Morrison
- Nicholas Pearson
- Benebell Wen