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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 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

LXXXI - The Quareia Magician's Deck 2017

Pre sale and crowd funding for the second edition

Announcement !! - an online silent auction on Facebook will be underway on Friday 17th Nov through to Sunday 19th Nov on Quareia's public Facebook page.

Details can be found here in this blog post

started 19th Oct

total raised so far

25th Nov  £8,655.00

no automated counter! the figure will be updated each day

goal £12,500

NOTE:  we have chosen to do this crowdfunding on our own website so that every single penny that is donated goes to the printing costs.

Reason for fund raising – the reprint/new edition!

As many of you will know, Quareia is a free magical training school, and we also produce some magical books at normal cost price. We do a lot of work for free, and we work very hard to ensure anything that we do that has a price tag, i.e. books and the deck, is affordable. And those funds, along with donations, keep us ticking along and working.

We also ensure that any necessary texts or decks that a mentored student needs is freely or cost only available for them. We have sent free books and decks all around the world, to places where $20 is a weeks wage for many.  We have kept one box of the original deck packs to one side and they will be given freely to mentored initiates if and when they need them.

To re print the deck and re do the book, we need funds, something we do not have. We have a goal of 12,500 British pounds to cover the printing of the deck and the book.

The second edition of the book will be bigger, better, with more information, and in full colour.

It establishes a completely new interface of magical communication - compellingly simple and straight forward in its layout and design, yet thoroughly grounded in decades of practice and experience of Josephine McCarthy and other adepts who contributed to this deck. 
To my knowledge no such magical tool exists today. Neither one similar in intend and certainly none similar in artistic style, craft and care that went into its design, collaboration and creation. – Frater Acher

Below is a short lecture on one of the layouts of the deck using the first edition cards


Pre order the new deck and book package!

£25.99 plus shipping - please choose shipping options from the drop down menu

All parcels are sent tracked Royal Mail

deck with UK, EU or WW shipping

Just wish to help our project?

All donations to this project are gratefully received and thank you for helping make this project come to life!


All donations over £25 are listed on our fundraiser acknowledgements page - if you wish to remain anonymous  please let us know.

Would you like to buy some of the original artwork?

All money from the sale goes to fundraising - the artists have donated their work for the crowdfunding !

All art on sale can be found here

watch this space for notifications of a fundraising auction on social media in November!

So far I’ve been trying to remain fair, objective, and factual, but I’m going to break for a moment here and just gush. Omigod I love this deck! The deck fills a void in the tarot/oracle/cartomancy world that I haven’t seen any other deck on the market during the time I’ve been alive and interested in cartomancy even come close to filling. I am not a Quareia practitioner or even a practitioner of Western magic. I don’t even identify as a magician. And yet there is something for me here in this deck. – Benebell Wen

Benebell's Full in-depth review can be seen here


Will you join us in bringing this to fruit?

 LXXXI The Magician’s Deck, has an old soul, the voice of the ages with the imprint of humanity.  – review

Omigod I love this deck! 
- Benebell Wen
Making the deck even more valuable is the art, and the diversity of characters depicted. The artwork is expressive and haunting, capable of transporting you within, into a starry and lush landscape.
- Natalie writer, reader, and cartomancer,

The above review can be found in full here


Watch an unboxing of the First Edition deck and hear the reviewers opinions - 
Thank you to LaFee Verte who did this video!



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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.

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 can be used for magical or mundane 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: wename 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.

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. 




About Quareia Publishing

Quareia Publishing grew out of the need to put into paperback the modular lessons of the Quareia course. Now the course has finished, we have decided to continue with publishing in a small way, and we now present interesting, and intelligent books for the magical reader.

Our authors are known and unknown, historic, established and new voices, working side by side to create wonderful books!

Quareia Publishing ensures our writers get good royalties for their work, and all profits go towards supporting the Quareia project.

We do not sell direct to the public, with the exception of the LXXXI Quareia Magicians deck, rather our books are available from Amazon and most online retail book stores.

Our books are created through print on demand, which keeps costs down, and we distribute through most online retailers, ensuring that our books are accessible and affordable.Quareia Publishing presents new works– writers both new and established, whose work covers some of the many aspects of interest to magical readers.


We also present old, obscure, and often forgotten out of print books that we have rescued from the dust of the disused part of the old library archive, and brought them back into the light of day for the modern reader.

Often these books have fallen into obscurity because of their dated views, and yet often within the old fashioned pages are hidden gems of magical knowledge, details of strange folk customs, and aspects of the mysteries that have been overlooked.

The Quareia Publish team consists of Josephine McCarthy, Michael Sheppard and Stuart Littlejohn.

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