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Scott Cunningham (1) [1956–1993]

This page covers the author of Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.

For other authors named Scott Cunningham, see the disambiguation page.

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Scott Cunningham authored more than fifty books, including the bestselling Wicca: A Guide to the Solitary Practitioner. He was a highly respected teacher and one of the most influential members of the modern Craft movement.
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Scott Cunningham was born in Michigan but spent most of his life in San Diego, California. In high school, he discovered Wicca, and was initiated into an eclectic Wiccan coven. In the early 1980s, he spent some time in a group led by author Raven Grimassi. Scott was skilled in drawing on his knowledge of natural magic to write books that were comprehensible to people who had no prior understanding of Wicca or modern Paganism. He became one of modern Paganism's most popular writers. In 1983, Scott was diagnosed with lymphoma. He suffered from a variety of illnesses over the next decade, including meningitis, before passing away in 1993 at the age of thirty-six. Following his death much of his material was repackaged by publishers and released posthumously.

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