How to Approach the Quareia Course
The course is written in a strict sequence, and each lesson advises you how often to do something, what tasks to do, and so forth. Start with Apprentice module one, lesson one, and work your way through each module, always working the lessons in number sequence (1, 2, 3 etc).
The course is specifically designed so that each lesson builds upon the next. If you cherry pick the lessons, they will make no sense to you and they will not work to their full magical potential, as each lesson dovetails magically into the next. In the early modules, you will find that some lessons can be done side by side, but as the course progresses, each one lays a foundation for the next lesson.
If you have already had major magical training, still don't skip over modules or lessons as they form part of an overall magical inner pattern. Instead, you will find that you only need to do a certain exercise once rather than the suggested repeats. This will help you move faster through the pattern of training.
Within the lessons are many subtle pointers, details and pertinent information. Do not skim through the lessons as you will miss the fine details woven into them: even if you feel you have already covered the subject matter, many of the lessons, even the most basic ones, have seeds within them for the later work. These seeds are not in any of my books or anyone else’s books: work carefully if you wish to be successful.
Do not rush through the lessons. Some of the lessons have exercises within them that are energetically tough and are designed to push you in mind, body and soul, to strengthen you and focus you in subtle ways. Find your own pace that works for you and treat the course like long term marathon training. This course takes years, not months.
When it gets tough going or things start happening around you, slow down but keep working, even if you are progressing at a snails pace. The magic within the Apprentice section is designed to shake things up a bit, so pacing is important
And most important of all, enjoy yourself. There is a lot of fun and curiosity written into the course, and if you are enjoying what you do, you will learn better and the lessons will stick in your mind.
Journals and exercises
Each lesson potentially has a combination of exercises, journal keeping, computer logs, and most have experiments. When you are directed to specifically put something into your journal, it usually refers to handwriting in a physical journal. You can also then type it into a computer file if you wish. Most written work can be done on computer. These files and portions of journals will be requested as evidence for mentoring application.
Even if you do not wish to be mentored, the handwriting work with the journal is important, as it is a pre cursor exercise to learning how to achieve ‘contacted writing’, and is also an element in learning how to empower sigils. If you have serious hand problems, then simply use computer journals.
It would be wise to read the Quareia Apprentice study guide as it is designed to inform, guide you, and answer most questions that arise. It can be downloaded free from the free texts section.