Welcome to Quareia
a new school of magic for the 21st Century
The quarry is where one finds precious materials that can be fashioned into beautiful things. Extracting something from a quarry is a slow and arduous process, but what emerges is something of exquisite form and beauty. Just as the raw turquoise is carefully searched for, extracted, shaped and polished, so too the magical apprentice is brought from the depths of darkness, is shaped, polished and transformed in to the rare jewel of a real adept. It is a long arduous training that transforms the budding magician in to a truly skilled and contacted adept.
Quareia, the new school of magic for the 21st century, was created by adepts Josephine McCarthy and Frater Acher; two European magicians with solid magical reputations in their respective fields. After many months of discussion on the state of modern magical education currently available, the two magicians came to the conclusion that there was a need for an open free training course that would have the full range and depth of complete magical training.
The curriculum of Quareia takes a magical apprentice from the beginning of magic to the level of adeptship and beyond. The course has no superfluous text; there is no dressing, no padding – everything is in its place and everything within the course has a good reason to be there. 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. There is no one to do the work for you, or to break it down in to easy bits, no study buddies, and also no teachers to take advantage of the student or play power games with them. 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.
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.
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. But 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 reputations of Quareia, and its founding adepts, Josephine McCarthy and Frater Acher, comes from the rigorous high standards of the magical work: by their fruits shall ye know them.
The course is currently being written, and as modules are finished, they are put up on the website. It is on schedule to be finished in early 2017.
To get started with your training, Scroll down and read the various sections below that will give you a study overview then click Apprentice Module One. Start with the first lesson of the first module, and work your way through the sequence of modules from the Apprentice section, through the Initiate section and finally the Adept section: working through all the lessons 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, not a casual course.
A facebook community closed group for Quareia students
For people studying the course and who have worked past at least the first two lessons, and preferably the first five lessons, there is now a closed and secret (for privacy) Facebook group for apprentice discussions and making friends. to join please contact Josephine McCarthy using the contact link at the bottom of the page and put within the message your email address that is used for your FB account so that we can send you an invite. Please do not ask to join if you are simply considering joining the course or are just interested, or have just started the course.
Course reading list
A list of books that are required, recommended or referenced in the course work is now available. The list is broken up in to module headings, so that you know when a particular book is going to be needed.
Some of them are available freely on line, and if you have trouble getting a book that is required and you are at the module of study that requires it, email Josephine using the contact link at the bottom of the page.
The reading list can be found by clicking the image.