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Introduction


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.

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Introduction


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.

LXXXI - The Quareia Magician's Deck

LXXXI - The Quareia Magician's Deck is a unique magical tool for 21st century magicians. LXXXI is a collaboration between magical artists Stuart Littlejohn and Cassandra Beanland, and magical adept Josephine McCarthy. All of the paintings are original works of art in oil, acrylic, or water colour, and are the result of three years painting and collaboration.

The deck has 81 cards, a mystical number that relates to completion, and it is divided in to four realms: the Divine Realm (red borders), the Inner realm (blue borders), the physical world (green borders) and the realm of death and the underworld (black borders). The further away from humanity a being or place is, the less human it becomes. This is reflected in the deck, and can teach a magician a great deal about how beings function and why.

On this site not only can you buy the LXXXI deck and/or the original paintings, but you will also find layouts, and free  guidance text for using the deck. A blog with interpretation advice is also available.

LXXXI - The Quareia Magician's Deck  is not based upon any tarot system, but rather it draws upon the mythic, mystical and magical powers that underpin the magical systems that tarot eventually developed out of. It is based upon real inner realms, real inner contacts, beings and forces that the practitioner of magic is very likely to involve themselves with. 

 

Because of this approach, the deck works as a contacted deck, i.e. used magically the images can act as gateways to inner realms, inner beings and magical patterns. It is not a deck for casual tarot readers, rather it is a deck specifically designed for magical students, practitioners, workers and adepts working within the broad spectrum of Western magic. It can be used for magical divination, or as a direct connection to inner contacts, as gateways for meditation, magical visionary work , soul exploration, or contacted ritual work

To ensure that the images do not become entangled in magical misconceptions, we have moved away from the relatively modern use of set ‘names’ for the beings in the images, and instead we have reverted to a very ancient way of presenting inner beings: we  name them according to what they do. That way, there is no ambiguity about what a being actually is. 

Magicians from most magical systems will recognize many if not all of the beings in this deck, not from their images, but from what they do, where they are from, and what power they operate through. This approach enables magicians/practitioners from many different magical and spiritual traditions to be able to recognize the powers in this deck, and to work with them within their own magical system.


 
 

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Crowdfunding


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.

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Crowdfunding


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.


Now available for order

For one deck/book £20.45 plus shipping

All decks ship from the United Kingdom

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Originals and prints

 Some of the original paintings by Cassandra Stewart and a selection of prints are now available through the artists website. To visit the artist website and view/purchase originals or prints, please click on the image below. Or visit http://www.cassandrabeanland.com/


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Guide


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Guide


LXXXI - A GUIDE TO USING THE MAGICIAN'S DECK

The deck is arranged into four main realms: The Divine Realm, The Inner Realm, The Physical World, and The Realm of Death. Each Realm has various powers, beings, places and people who operate within their own realm, and who are represented in the deck. The deck does not have every being in it that a magician may meet or visit; rather it has the ‘main players’ in the fate of humans and magic. Each card represents a Divine Power, an angelic power, an inner contact, an inner or outer place, a spirit, being, or a specific quality of a person.

The cards also have various layouts - or card spreads - that work with them and they can be viewed on the layout page. We will add more layouts over time.

The cards themselves can be used in many different ways. Besides using the cards with the layouts, they can also be worked with in meditation and magic. The cards, which are inner contacts, spirit beings, places and powers can be worked with in a ritual, visionary or meditation setting in order to connect with those powers, or to bring the power into a ritual work space. 

If selected cards are placed on the directional altars, they can be worked with to build up thresholds for inner contacts, or placed upon a central altar as the main focus for the magician to connect with that power or place. 

Similarly, if the magician wishes to work in vision in a certain inner place or realm, or connect in vision with a specific contact or being, placing the card as a certain point of focus can create a threshold where the magician can pass into the card. As a passive form of contact, carrying a specific card around, or having it close to where you sleep can enable the bridge of connection between you and the place/contact. The more the magician works with the cards and gets to know them, the deeper the connection with be. This is because all of the inner contacts, spirits, places and beings in this deck are real, and are powers that many different magicians have worked with throughout time. 

The people of the human realm are different: they are based upon certain qualities of humanity that tend to arise in magical communities or around the magician. They are indicators that tell you what sort of personalities you are dealing with behind the everyday masks that people present to you. 

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Layouts


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Layouts


LXXXI - The book
 

Click on the image for a free download of the book that
accompanies the Quareia Magicians deck.

This book gives detailed explanations of each card in the deck, plus it outlines the layout that works with the deck. Each card is looked at in terms of its power, the being or contact it represents, and how that power presents itself in a magical or mystical setting.

Some of the cards are numbered, and some are not: the numbered cards reflect powers upon the Tree of Life, but are named by virtue of their power as opposed to their Kabbalistic names.

The book is written specifically for Quareia students,and is used in conjunction with the course from the Initiate section of training onward, but any magician will be able to work with the deck and book. There are many mysteries hidden within the deck/book, and those mysteries will emerge for magicians as they become familiar with the deck.

This free download is for personal use only and may not be reproduced in any way.


alternative layouts

Here are a couple of alternative layouts to use with the Quareia Deck, and other layouts are also outlined in the Quareia course for students to work with. Thee deck also be applied to any layout, so experiment!

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Creators


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Creators


LXXXI - THE STORY of its creators

LXXXI is a collaboration between artist/magicians Stuart Littlejohn and Cassandra Beanland, magical adept Josephine McCarthy, and advisers Frater Acher and Aaron Moshe. 

In 2005 Josephine McCarthy and Cassandra Beanland began to work together towards creating a magical deck that would reflect the powers of the inner and outer worlds in a way that magicians could utilise it in their work. Cassandra began the painting process, and each of her works were done on large canvas with acrylics.

In 2011 Stuart Littlejohn agreed to join the project as he had also begun work on a deck working along similar themes. Stuart worked in his very distinctive manner: working on a smaller scale in water colour, in breathtaking detail. It was one of those perfect timing incidents where everything comes together at the right time. A couple of years later Frater Acher and Aaron Moshe also joined in with the project, offering their advice, help and support. The beautiful card backs and box cover image was designed by Frater Acher, and is a combined image of two paintings by Stuart Littlejohn.


Stuart Littlejohn

Stuart Littlejohn is an artist and illustrator specialising in Magic and Myth; his influences range from ancient art through the Renaissance to the Pre-Rapaelites, Symbolists and Classicist of the 19th Century. As a magician,  he has written and co-organised a wide variety of rituals and group workings based along the theme of Classical Paganism. His long experience, deep insight and knowledge, informs and underpins his paintings. Stuart lives in the UK with his partner Josephine McCarthy.

 

Cassandra Beanland

Cassandra Beanland is a British born artist now resident in Nashville USA.  She is an artist and illustrator who specializes in mythic, magical, and fantasy art. Cassandra started her initial art training in California under the watchful eye of Mina Bauer, an Iranian artist from Tehran. Her work has exhibited in the UK and USA, and is in various private collections around the world. She is also a working magician who specializes in visionary magic, and was trained by adept Josephine McCarthy. 

Original paintings for the deck by Cassandra Beanland are available for sale on her website -

 

Josephine McCarthy

Josephine McCarthy is an author and magician living in the UK. Josephine has been teaching and writing about magic for twenty five years both in the UK and USA. Her books include The Magical Knowledge trilogy, The Work of the Hierophant, and Magic of the North Gate. She is also the author of the free online Quareia Magical Training Course, which she co-directs with Frater Acher, a German adept and writer based in Munich. She lives in Dartmoor National Park in the UK, with her partner Stuart Littlejohn.