Welcome to Quareia 

a new school of magic for the 21st Century

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.

About Quareia

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. It is a school that is entirely focused on teaching the most essential skills in magic, with unknown precision and depth in its materials. It is structured like a pyramid: a wide and solid foundation that rises to a pinnacle: the skilled adept.

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.

Mentoring is available from the Initiate level onwards, and is done at no charge. Students can donate if they choose to, but that is not obligatory.  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. If they wish to, all fully recognised adepts can join the Quareia Fellows, a loose knit group of adepts from around the world who take active roles in the Quareia school, and who also work on long term magical service projects.

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.

The reputation of Quareia comes from the rigorous high standards of the magical work, and the quality of its students: by their fruits shall ye know them.

Getting Started

To get started with your training, scroll down through this page and you will find information lower down the page on how to approach the course, and details about each section of the training.

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.

facebook Community groups 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, or are not following the course in the prescribed 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 page. You will be asked to prove, through your coursework, that you are at the required level of training.

We also have a closed Facebook group called Quareia Magic Discussion group that people can join if they have just started the course or are interested in Quareia magic. It can be found on Facebook by searching Quareia Magic Discussion group. If you apply, please answer the two questions posed.

Please consider supporting the work of Quareia with a monthly subscription - our work continues 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.

All donations over £25, and monthly subscribers have the option to be listed on our acknowledgements page - if you wish to be acknowledged, please list your contribution name in the message box.

These wise men the Greeks call Philosophers; and amongst the Egyptians they were termed Priests; the Hebrews termed them Cabalistos, Prophets, Scribes and Pharisees; and amongst the Babylonians they were differenced by the name of Caldeans, by the Persians they were called Magicians
R.Turner London 1654

The People of Quareia

Quareia does not have a grade/reward system nor a top heavy hierarchy. Students are either Apprentices, Initiates or Adepts, and all who commit seriously to the study of Quareia are treated with equal respect in recognition of their hard work.

Those who complete the adept section with a mentor and are formally recognised as a Quareia adept have the option to join the Quareia Fellows. This is a loose knit family of adepts who work actively with Quareia, and who also work together on long term magical projects. The Fellows meet once a year, and the rest of the time operate in working groups or individually.

The Fellows act as advisors to the Director, and also vote democratically on important decisions that affect the future of Quareia.

The Workers of Quareia are a mix of adepts and students who volunteer their time and expertise with the various projects that Quareia runs.

The current Director of Quareia is Josephine McCarthy.

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