My friend, the late Scott Cunningham, was born today, June 27, in 1956. He would have been 56 years old today. Instead, he passed on my birthday, March 28, in 1993. He was just 36 when the Goddess called him to the Summerlands, and that was far too soon.
Before Scott, Wicca was primarily passed on within the coven structure. In order to become a Wiccan you had to find a coven and study with them. If you couldn’t find a coven, or there was no coven near you, well, you were just out of luck. Scott’s book, Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, gave instructions on how any individual could come to love the Goddess and become a Wiccan.
In the years that followed, Solitary
Over at the Gleamings from the Golden Dawn blog, Morgan Eckstein talks about the myth that we use only 10% of our brains. Why is debunking this myth of value? First, it is falsely used to explain how things such as psychic abilities and magick can occur. Second, I would contend it's irrelevant.
Morgan traces the source of the 10% myth back to early days of brain scans when we couldn't really see deeply into the body of a living person.
Transaxial slice of a 56-year-old male patient taken with positron emission tomography (PET)
Checking with one of the best sources for investigating internet rumors, snopes.com, I discovered that this myth actually goes much further back, perhaps as
Okay, I guess I jumped the shark by a few weeks. But my new eBook, The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham, is available NOW. You can get it for your iPad through the iTunes Store. You can get it for your Kindle on amazon.com. Just click on this LINK
Here is an updated version of detailed information on this new, "eShort."
The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham
On leap day, February 29, 1980, needing a room to rent, I moved into a two-bedroom apartment with a person I barely knew. His name was Scott Cunningham. At the time, Scott had been writing novels and was beginning his magical writing career. As I look back at it now, I'm amazed that I was able to share both a friendship and apartment