Welcome to Quareia 

a new school of magic for the 21st Century

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We are a school that is open to anyone, that is free and accessible online at any time: you do not need to sign up for anything . 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.

Quareia, the new school of magic for the 21st century, is a concept that was born out of conversations between adepts Josephine McCarthy and Frater Acher; two European magicians with solid magical reputations in their respective fields.

The course is spread over three sections: Apprentice, Initiate, and Adept. Each section has ten modules, and each module has eight lessons. Each of the three sections is approximately five hundred thousand words of original writing: it is the most extensive, in-depth, and intelligent up to date magical course that is currently available world wide.

The modules are specifically designed to link into each other, and are not stand alone study modules. If you do not study them in sequence and do not do the practical work, you will not gain the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with and understand the adept work. Following the lessons in sequence gives you the skills and foundation to develop properly as a magician.

There are no teachers: the course is designed specifically for lone exploration, experience and study. The success of the Quareia student comes from hard work/personal application, inner contact, and the necessary study work. It is a very old way of teaching and completely side steps all of the degeneracy that magical schools can become entangled in.

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Quareia teaches the skills that underpin many different forms of magic. Rather than just teaching a specific magical style, through learning the structural underlying techniques, forms and skills, and their various cultural, magical, and at times religious expressions from different cultures, the Quareia magician will be able to access any form of magic and understand it.

The methods, information and techniques in the course enable the magician to engage any form of magic and work with it appropriately with the full knowledge of how that magic works, why it works and what is behind it. It also starts to guide the magician along the mystical path, a path that reaches beyond religions and faith, and one where the adept moves into mystical union with the universe around them.

The curriculum of Quareia goes into great practical and technical depth of all magical technique, and for the most part is magical education that does not appear in any books, anywhere. This is the training that is normally conducted behind closed doors. The training is rooted in ancient magical traditions from a modern perspective, and is designed in absolute detail to ensure a complete and balanced training.

The construction and presentation of the course, and the fact that it is free and will remain free, ensures that anyone who wishes to commit the time, focus and energy to the work will be able to do it. It will not be hijacked, will not become commercial, and will not become something exclusive. It self-filters, self protects and has no alignment to any school, any lodge or any magical organization in the world: it is itself and will remain so. Various magical, mystical and religious systems are looked at, and some are worked with, so that the student learns the base mechanics from looking at a structure from within, in order to gain true understanding and skill.

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No Quareia student can buy their way to adeptship, nor is previous training accepted: there are no shortcuts – everyone starts from scratch in order to build a solid and powerful magical foundation.

Mentoring is available from the Initiate level onwards. Any mentored student that successfully completes the course, becomes an adept that is officially recognized by this school: they will become known as a properly fully trained and fully capable magical adept. The reputation of Quareia comes from the rigorous high standards of the magical work: by their fruits shall ye know them.

To get started with your training, scroll down to the lower sections of this page, and read the various sections below that will give you a study overview. Start with Apprentice module one lesson one and simply work your way through the course in sequence. The whole course should take a minimum of five years to complete: this is a true training of mastership in the magical arts - it is not a casual interest course.

How we support ourselves

Quareia is supported through small donations and through our publishing of books available from Amazon. The whole course is available is book form for those who wish to use books rather than the free online PDF files. The three bumper size course books we have produced replace the initial fifteen paperbacks we released. We receive only a small royalty from the book sales, as they are kept sensibly priced - our focus is the development of magicians, not profit, but we also have to ensure we survive. All course material that we produce, along with future study guides and supplementary reading, are always available freely on our website.

Our work is only possible through the generous support of people like you. Y
our financial support helps us to expand and develop Quareia for the long term future, while keeping the course free and available for all, regardless of age, race, income or location.

If you are benefitting from free mentoring, using the online course material, or simply wish to support the Quareia Magical Project, please consider helping us if you can, through a donation, or through a monthly subscription of £15 

Through keeping everything available for free, it ensures that people from all around the world can study if they choose - money must never be a barrier for magical and mystical development.

If you should not wish to donate, or cannot, Quareia study is still freely available to you, as is mentoring, should you reach the Initiate level.

Please support Quareia with £15 a month subscription - our work continues with your help

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.


A facebook community group for Quareia students

For people who are seriously and methodically studying the course and who have worked past at least lesson five of Apprentice module two, there is now a closed and secret (for privacy) Facebook group for apprentice discussions and making friends.  Please do not ask to join if you are simply considering joining the course or have just started the course.

Also please do not ask to join the group if you are dipping into random sections of the course, or have not started at the beginning and are not following the steps in the course in a methodical manner.

The Quareia community group is for people who are seriously studying the course with a view to eventually completing the course from start to finish.

To join the group, please contact Josephine McCarthy using the contact link at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to prove, through your coursework, that you are at the required level of training.


Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
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