Quareia’s Free study Books and Supplementary texts
In keeping with Quareia's code of ethics, wherever possible, supplementary texts that are necessary or helpful for the course study can be found here as free downloads. We have a variety of texts currently in the development phase to be released over the next three years.
Please note that all texts on this Free Study Texts page unless otherwise specified, are fully copyrighted, and are intended for personal use only. We will legally challenge any misuse of copyright of these books and texts. We ask you to respect these boundaries on behalf of the author and publishers, so that we can continue to offer free Ebooks - by doing this, we can ensure that every student, no matter what their income, can access these books. In return, please support the publishers if/when you can, or donate to Quareia so that we can continue to develop resources for the future.
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FREE STUDY BOOKS FOR DOWNLOAD
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The Quareia Apprentice Study Guide
The Apprentice section of the Quareia course has no mentoring, which makes it the most difficult part of the magical training to complete. The Quareia Apprentice Study Guide provides answers to basic questions, details the structure and approach of the course, examines some of the common training issues, and explains the core concepts presented in the course.
Magical Healing by Josephine McCarthy
Magical Healing is on the recommended reading list for Quareia Students and as such the author has made this text available free for students who may not be able to buy or access the text - for personal use only.
Please note this book is copyrighted and any misuse of that copyright will be challenged legally by its publishers. We would like to thank TaDehent Books for allowing use of this book which is still available on Amazon, for the Quareia Free Texts page.
Handbook for the Quareia Magicians Deck
The LXXXI Quareia Magicians Deck Book, second edition, is the book that accompanies the Quareia Magicians deck. This second edition book vastly expands upon the original deck book, and has mundane as well as magical interpretations, and a wider selection of spreads/layouts.
Spanish Version Magicians deck book
A free Spanish translation of the Quareia Magicians Deck Book has been kindly provided by Ivana Luna, a Quareia student. It is in PDF form and can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the book image. Quareia wishes to thank Ivana for all the hard work she did on this translation, which was done as a service to the magical community and to Quareia. Thanks Ivana!
Magic of the North Gate by Josephine McCarthy
Magic of the North Gate is on the recommended reading list for Quareia Students and as such the author has made this text available free for Students who may not be able to buy or access the text - for personal use only.
Please note this book is copyrighted and any misuse of that copyright will be challenged legally by its publishers.
We would like to thank Mandrake publishers for allowing use of this book which is still available on Amazon, for the Quareia Free Books page.
FREE ESSAYS AND ARTICLES
This section of the free texts page holds various essays on a variety of magical and related subject matter. The files can be read on line or downloaded for personal use only - please be aware that all of these articles are fully copyrighted.
Exploring Magical History Series
The ‘Exploring Magical History’ series consist of essays by Josephine McCarthy, which look at parts of magical history from pre history to modern day. In keeping with her commitment to Quareia, Josephine McCarthy has pledged that all her present and future writing will also be made available for free on this page, in keeping with Quareia’s ethics: no one should be denied access to study simply because they cannot afford it.
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1- Exploring Magical History: Pre History
This essay looks at the early dawn of magical behaviour as a response to environmental change, and focuses in on the shift from anthropomorphic worship to solar ritual behaviour. For Quareia students, it is a good example of how to delve into the history of magic by looking at non magical subjects such as archaeology, climatology, and anthropology.
2- Exploring Magical History: Egypt I
This essay looks at Pre Dynastic and Early Dynastic concepts, ideas and time lines. It helps to give an overview of political timelines and magical religious basic concepts which can form a foundation of understanding for more detailed study and research.
3- Exploring Magical History: Egypt II
The third essay in the series ‘Exploring Magical History’ looks at Pre Dynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt, with a particular focus on ritual boats, power sceptres and the Apis Bull. The essay traces the probable source of the modern concept of the magical wand.
4- Exploring Magical History: The Directions in Magic
In modern western magic and also in some religious patterns, the directions are the thresholds and boundaries that define and focus the power. In this essay, I look at certain people/s and points in magical history to look at how different people in time approached the directions, directional concepts and how those uses affect our magic to this day.
Archive of Josephine McCarthy
This section contains free PDF downloads of some of the archived magical work of Josephine McCarthy from the period of 1993 to 2012. The archive contains visions, articles, and stories that can be worked with magically for vision and ritual work. The files can be read on line or downloaded for personal use only - please be aware that all of these articles are fully copyrighted.
We have started uploading the archive: as the work is updated and formatted, we will be continuously adding to the archive over time.
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Archive of Magical Visions
The vision link takes you to the visionary archive of work I did many years ago. The visions on this page are visions of service to the land and your ancestors, and visions of service to various presentations of the Divine within everything, including yourself. This page will be periodically updated.
Archive of Magical Stories
The Magical Stories link takes you to the archive of my magical stories. The stories on this page centre around specific magical dynamics that can be worked with in vision and ritual, while also helping the reader to gain understanding of the context and human element of such dynamics.
Sometimes the deeper aspects of magic can be difficult to present or explain, but approaching them through stories helps people to understand how these deep powers work through our lives, and exist all around us.
This page will be periodically updated.
Archive of articles on magic
The Articles link takes you to the archive of articles I have written over the years. The subject matter covers a variety of aspects of magic, from things to think about as a beginner, to learning how to operate better with everything around you. This page will be periodically added to.
This section contains free PDF download excerpts of some of the classical texts that are recommended reading in the Quareia course. These classical texts are all free of copyright and are public domain texts.
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Book X The Republic by Plato
Book ten of Plato’s Republic contains the famous vision of Er the Armenian, a cornerstone vision in magical history that is studied in the course work.
Porphyry - Life of Plotinus
Porphyry was a student and secretary of Plotinus, and his brief biography of his teacher gives us anecdotal insights into the mystical side of Plotinus. It outlines Plotinus’ search for a teacher in Alexandria, and his search for his personal daemon (spirit) in the temple of Isis.
Plotinus - The Third Ennead
Plotinus (204-270AD) was born in Lycopolis (Djedet) Egypt and died in Campania, Italy. He was an Egyptian born Greek speaking philosopher of the Platonic tradition, and his metaphysical writings have informed thinkers of major religions, and magicians, for centuries.
Plotinus - The Fourth Ennead
Although all of the work of Plotinus is important, the Third and Fourth Ennead is of direct importance to magical students. His work in not an easy read for many – it is dense, thoughtful and poses many questions. We can see the logic and understanding of both Plato and Plotinus in these works, as they grapple with the mysteries of the universe, the essence of humanity and the nature of the gods.