The Apprentice

Module 10: Understanding Destruction

The deep understanding of destruction is very important for magicians and is often overlooked. In Western culture, destruction and all that it brings is greatly feared and little understood, and this cultural avoidance of destruction laps over into magic and spirituality. This in turn leads to unbalanced magic and, paradoxically, destructive spirituality.

In this module we will look at various aspects of destruction, and the difference between necessary and unnecessary destruction. We will look at the power points of destruction inherent within the land, the roles of various beings and powers involved with destruction, and the actual energetic dynamic from source to outcome.

Course Study Information

Read before you start the course

 1) Pace yourself. Some modules can be done together, some cannot. You will quickly realise which ones are weekly exercises that are ongoing, and which ones you need to focus on exclusively. Work out a rota of study/experimentation that works for you. There is no clock ticking, and it is not a race.

2) Keep paper and online notes. This is very important. Get an exercise book for each module. Clearly mark which lesson the notes refer to and when you finish that module, put the notebook away. It is important that you work on paper as well as computer. Do your essays and written tasks on computer and store them on a USB stick so they are safe.

If you wish to be mentored through the Initiate and Adept training, these online and paper written notes will be a part of your application. Without them, you cannot be mentored

3) Learn to be flexible and adaptable. If you come across something in the course you are not sure how to do or do not fully understand, take a step back and think about it. It is important to learn how to adapt, experiment and move forward without having every step re explained many times over – if you get stuck, work it out for yourself!

4) Do not skim through the lessons. You simply will not learn and you will not properly develop. Slow down, take your time.


Should you wish to be mentored through the Initiate section of Quareia training, you can apply while you are studying Apprentice Module Ten. For full details of the application and acceptance process, email us through the contact link at the bottom of the page (contact: Josephine McCarthy) and head the email: Mentor application email. Before applying, please read through the mentor details in the 'Full Course Overview' on the About page.

The Apprentice - Module 10

Remember, twenty minutes a day of practice is far better than one or more hours once or twice a week. Little and often is the key.
— Josephine McCarthy