QUAREIA_header long.png
QUAREIA_header long.png

free texts


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.

SCROLL DOWN

free texts


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 Free study texts

In keeping with Quareia's code of ethics, wherever possible, supplementary texts that are necessary or helpful for the course study can be found here as free downloads. We have a variety of texts currently in the development phase to be released over the next three years.

Please note that all texts on this Free Study Texts page unless otherwise specified, are fully copyrighted, and are intended for personal use only. We will legally challenge any misuse of copyright of these books. We ask you to respect these boundaries on behalf of the author and publishers, so that we can continue to offer free Ebooks - by doing this, we can ensure that every student, no matter what their income, can access these books. In return, please support the publishers if/when you can, or donate to Quareia so that we can continue to develop resources for the future.

Please consider supporting the work of Quareia with a monthly subscription - our ongoing work and new projects continue with your help

Friend £5,   Sponsor £15,    Patron £25

Or help us with a one off donation, or a monthly amount of your choice. Every little helps, and can make a major difference to us.

To all our donors, please know you are deeply appreciated, and without you, Quareia would not exist: thank you, all of you - Josephine McCarthy Quareia School Director

FREE STUDY BOOKS FOR DOWNLOAD  

Click on images to view or download

 

The Quareia Apprentice Study Guide 

The Apprentice section of the Quareia course has no mentoring, which makes it the most difficult part of the magical training to complete. The Quareia Apprentice Study Guide provides answers to basic questions, details the structure and approach of the course, examines some of the common training issues, and explains the core concepts presented in the course.

 

Magical Healing by Josephine McCarthy

Magical Healing is on the recommended reading list for Quareia Students and as such the author has made this text available free for students who may not be able to buy or access the text - for personal use only.

Please note this book is copyrighted and any misuse of that copyright will be challenged legally by its publishers.
We would like to thank TaDehent Books for allowing use of this book which is still available on Amazon, for the Quareia Free Texts page.

 

Spanish Version Magicians deck book

A free Spanish translation of the Quareia Magicians Deck Book has been kindly provided by Ivana Luna, a Quareia student. It is in PDF form and can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the book image. Quareia wishes to thank Ivana for all the hard work she did on this translation, which was done as a service to the magical community and to Quareia. Thanks Ivana!

 

Magic of the North Gate by Josephine McCarthy

Magic of the North Gate is on the recommended reading list for Quareia Students and as such the author has made this text available free for Students who may not be able to buy or access the text - for personal use only.

Please note this book is copyrighted and any misuse of that copyright will be challenged legally by its publishers.
We would like to thank Mandrake publishers for allowing use of this book which is still available on Amazon, for the Quareia Free Texts page.

 

Handbook for the Quareia Magicians Deck

 The LXXXI Quareia Magicians Deck Book, second edition, is the book that accompanies the Quareia Magicians deck. This second edition book vastly expands upon the original deck book, and has mundane as well as magical interpretations, and a wider selection of spreads/layouts.

 

FREE ESSAYS AND ARTICLES

This section of the free texts page holds various essays on a variety of magical and related subject matter. The files can be read on line or downloaded for personal use only - please be aware that all of these articles are fully copyrighted.

Exploring Magical History

The free text section, ‘Exploring Magical History’ hosts a variety of essays by Josephine McCarthy, that look at parts of magical history from pre history to modern day. They will be added to as and when such essays are written. In keeping with her commitment to Quareia, Josephine McCarthy has pledged that all her present and future writing will also be made available for free on this page, in keeping with Quareia’s ethics: no one should be denied access to study simply because they cannot afford it.

Click on the images to access the essays

Exploring Magical History: Pre History

This essay looks at the early dawn of magical behaviour as a response to environmental change, and focuses in on the shift from anthropomorphic worship to solar ritual behaviour. For Quareia students, it is a good example of how to delve into the history of magic by looking at non magical subjects such as archaeology, climatology, and anthropology.


Exploring Magical History: The Directions in Magic

 In modern western magic and also in some religious patterns, the directions are the thresholds and boundaries that define and focus the power. In this essay, I look at certain people/s and points in magical history to look at how different people in time approached the directions and directional concepts.

Exploring Magical History: Egypt I

This essay looks at Pre Dynastic and Early Dynastic concepts, ideas and time lines. It helps to give an overview of political timelines and magical religious basic concepts which can form a foundation of understanding for more detailed study and research.

 
 

Exploring Magical History: Egypt II

The third essay in the series ‘Exploring Magical History’ looks at Pre Dynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt, with a particular focus on ritual boats, power sceptres and the Apis Bull.
The essay traces the probable source of the modern concept of the magical wand.

 
 

CLASSICAL TEXTS

This section contains free PDF downloads of some of the classical texts that are recommended reading in the Quareia course. We will add to them as and when our editor can prepare the files, and in many cases the file will simply be the relevant chapter or section of a book that is pertinent to the course study. We do this to keep the file sizes as small as possible for people with difficult internet connections. These classical texts are all free of copyright and are public domain texts.

Click on the images to access the texts

Book X The Republic by Plato

Book ten of Plato’s Republic contains the famous vision of Er the Armenian, a cornerstone vision in magical history that is studied in the course work.

 

Plotinus - The Fourth Ennead

Although all of the work of Plotinus is important, the Third and Fourth Ennead is of direct importance to magical students. His work in not an easy read for many – it is dense, thoughtful and poses many questions. We can see the logic and understanding of both Plato and Plotinus in these works, as they grapple with the mysteries of the universe, the essence of humanity and the nature of the gods.

Porphyry - Life of Plotinus

Porphyry was a student and secretary of Plotinus, and his brief biography of his teacher gives us anecdotal insights into the mystical side of Plotinus. It outlines Plotinus’ search for a teacher in Alexandria, and his search for his personal daemon (spirit) in the temple of Isis.

 

About the Enneads

The Enneads clarify some of the works of Plato for future generations: as is the case when any great thinker comes along, the works of Plato which were meant for a small academic audience spread to a wider readership over time. Each generation who read and debated Plato over time came to different conclusions of his meanings, and Plotinus sought to correct the drift in understanding through his work, The Enneads.

The thought processes and conclusions of Plotinus give us insight into the development of esoteric and philosophical thought in the classical and post classical era which is the foundation of more modern esoteric thinking today.

I suggest the best way to approach the Third and Fourth Ennead is not to try and read them all in one go, but to visit and re visit the texts, taking each session of reading as an individual exploration of a voice that reaches out to us from the distant past. There will be parts where you do not agree with what he proposes, and like all ancient work, they are meant to be approached with an attitude of understanding how classical Greek thinkers viewed the universe, which in turn helps us to reflect upon our own understanding.

 
 
 

Plotinus - The Third Ennead

Plotinus (204-270AD) was born in Lycopolis (Djedet) Egypt and died in Campania, Italy. He was an Egyptian born Greek speaking philosopher of the Platonic tradition, and his metaphysical writings have informed thinkers of major religions, and magicians, for centuries.