Quareia is a new and completely open magical school - without basic fees, structures of hierarchy or imbalances of power between students and teachers. It is a place to be shaped for every magical practitioner who is searching for a new way of learning, integrating and practicing magic. All the way from beginner to adepthood. Learn more on QUAREIA.com.


Quareia was founded as a new magical school in 2014 and is the brainchild of occultists Josephine McCarthy (course writer and founder) and Frater Acher (site designer and co founder).

Josephine McCarthy in a Bavarian Forest - Photo by Frater Acher

Josephine McCarthy in a Bavarian Forest - Photo by Frater Acher

The two founders come from very different magical backgrounds but are both deeply dedicated to ensuring the successful future of magical education and development in the Western world. They have been joined by a small team of magicians from various occult backgrounds, who work as editors, advisors, and mentors. Together with the two founders, this group of magicians is foundation for The Fellows of Quareia, a group of working adepts who support the Work and also support each other in magical projects.

The Quareia course is divided into three sections, with each section having 81 lessons, which brings a total of 243 in depth lessons from beginning to end. It takes a minimum of five years to complete.

We are a school that is open to anyone, that is free and accessible online at any time. A school that is entirely focused on teaching the most essential skills in magic, with unknown precision and depth in its materials, yet free from any specific one style or specific religious overlay: various styles and religious patterns are studied and at times worked with in depth, but there is no one creed, culture or system that forms the foundation basis of the training. It is structured like a pyramid: a wide and solid foundation that rises to a pinnacle. That is the vision of Quareia, the Latin word for ‘a place where stones are squared’. 


Quareia is not a course for the faint hearted, the dilettante, or the casual magical browser. It is also not a course for those looking for a magical social club, a ‘secret lodge’ that they can brag about, and it is not a course for the person who wishes to have every bit of learning spoon fed to them by attentive and well paid teachers. It is also not a collection of knowledge that can be simply dipped into according to subject matter.

It is a truly difficult course that challenges the student in every sense of the word. Why is it so difficult? Quareia is a course of ‘doing’; it is the practical application of magic in measured steps along with all the peripheral study, research, experimentation and practical magical work that truly teaches a student by direct experience and inner contact. It needs perseverance, self-discipline and courage.

A real school is built on the student’s eagerness to learn, their discipline in taking one step after the other, and to return the next day and continue where they have left off. It is built on the courage of the student who is willing to continue in the face of great difficulty, and it is built upon the success of that student who has succeeded against all odds. It doesn’t need to be built on secrecy, hierarchy or university-like exams. Life is a merciless teacher and so is real magic. It is a series of specific steps where every lesson builds on the previous one: there is no padding, and nothing has been left out.

Quareia is pure magical content for mature adults who can tame their desire for swift progress just as much as focus their energies to move forward steadily.


The Insignia of Frater Acher


The time and costs incurred in creating, maintaining and mentoring this course are numerous, and if you should wish to contribute towards those costs, we would be very grateful. You can help by donating here. We are working very hard to strike a balance between ensuring the course is free and will always remain free in its entirety, while also finding ways to raise funds to ensure that Quareia continues to exist and the adepts involved have their basic needs covered for the work that they do, so that they can continue to contribute their time, work and expertise. We have a great dream but we also have to deal with the real world and all that such entails. You are welcome to donate at any time and such donation is always gratefully received and will be a big help to us. 

We are doing this to step magic out of the expensive commercial pattern that so often presents in Western magical education, but also to ensure that people around the world who can read English, who live in poor countries or who work in low paid jobs can access good quality magical education. Quareia is for everyone, not just the rich!

Even the smallest contribution will make a big difference. Thank you for helping us sow this magical seed.