I originally wrote this two years and one day ago, and thought it would be a good time for revisiting Celebrating Cunningham.
Sometime in the early 90s, hubby found a book called, “Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner” by Scott Cunningham. We were just beginning to explore the idea of Wicca, in those dark days before the interwebs, and weren’t exactly sure what it was all about. I started reading it that night. For the first time ever (and definitely not the last), I continually interrupted hubby’s own reading to recite various passages to him (“Oh, this is wicked cool! Listen to this, babe.”). By the time I finished, I felt like I’d come home.
Yesterday, March 28th, marked the 24nd anniversary of his passage, far too young, to Summerland. To commemorate this, I decided to take five of his quotes and spells, and combine them with my photographs. I hope you find his words as inspiring as I do.
“Magic is natural. It is a harmonious movement of energies to create needed change.” ~ Scott Cunningham.
A Money Rune Spell – “With clove or cinnamon oil, trace the money rune on the largest denomination bill you have. Put this in your wallet or purse and resist spending it for a long as possible. Every time you look at the bill, visualize the rune to reinforce its power.” ~ Scott Cunningham
“Read as much as you can, discarding negative or disturbing information. Learn by doing, and the Goddess and God will bless you with all you truly need.” ~ Scott Cunningham
“Any evil spell against this place or against the one who rents it, will be scattered for apace and returned to the one who sends it. I now invoke the law of three. This is my will, so mote it be.” ~ Scott Cunningham
“Trees have from time immemorial been closely associated with magic… An untouched forest, studded with trees of all ages, sizes and types, is more than a mysterious, magical place – it is one of the energy reservoirs of nature.” ~ Scott Cunningham
I so believe in the magic of trees. There is an ancient stand of Douglas fir and cedar trees within a hour of my house. You can feel their wisdom. It is a very sacred place for me.
That sounds amazingly magical, Diana!
This is wicked interesting!! I find the subject of Wicca fascinating!
Over 20 years later, and I’m still learning new and fascinating things, Noelle! Even though I now consider myself an Eclectic Witch, and not Wiccan, it will always hold a special place in my heart for starting me down this magical path.