The inside scoop on writing a magical course

Now that I am half way through writing the course, I thought it would be interesting to take a minute to reflect on the process, and what a learning process it has been so far. Continue reading

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LXXXI – The Quareia Magician’s Deck

Josephine McCarthy:

a wonderful mention of LXXXI Quareia Magicians Deck… we are all so excited it is finally coming to fruit…

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When I say “I flipped out” when I learned about the LXXXI Tarot – The Quareia Magician’s Deck, I’m not even exaggerating. Somehow I stumbled on Cassandra Beanland’s Instagram on Sunday night and there it was, the Giver of Life, giving me ALL THE LIFE (named “Fate Giver” below).

Cassandra Beanland, Stuart Littlejohn & Josephine McCarthy; Quareia, 2015 LXXXI Tarot by Cassandra Beanland, Stuart Littlejohn & Josephine McCarthy; Quareia, 2015

Though I haven’t purchased any new decks in more than a year now – due to our dollar being in the shitter and shipping costs being outrageous (I’m so sorry all my darling indie deck creators I love you I do) – I immediately pre-ordered this deck (go now NOW NOW!) both because that art? I cannot live without it, and also the price is very reasonable (even after conversion) – you’re getting 81 cards and a book, c’mooooon – and it includes worldwide shipping. Oh…

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LXXXI The Quariea Magicians Deck is about to be born….. come and see!

Quareia is launching an exciting new magical divination deck specifically designed for use by magicians. We have moved away from the usual tarot format, which enables us to delve deeply into the various powers and forces that flow through all the worlds.

home and hearth by Cassandra Beanland

home and hearth by Cassandra Beanland

Everything has been finished and is now ready to go: all we need is help with the final push to get the project in print. Continue reading

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Watching the world through the window

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Painting by Remedios Varo

I have almost reached the mid point of the course writing project I am working on, and what a strange magical journey this has turned out to be. When I started writing Quareia, I had no idea of what was truly ahead of me and what an amazing magical journey it is turning out to be. Continue reading

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Magic needs a curious mind – the learning dilemma for magical students

As my work is becoming more known in general, I now tend to get a lot more correspondence than I used to, and the incoming tides of emails highlights to me a major issue that is developing on the horizon of magic. And that issue is minds, curiosity and how they work. I am sure the issue how been out in the world for longer than I realize, and I am only just seeing it as I connect more and more with people. But it is an issue that worries me for the future of magic: many in the younger generation do not seem to know how to learn. And I am sure by the length of this blog entry, many will glaze over as ‘it has a lot of words’ in it. Continue reading

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Quareia Apprentices being put to work….

Although I am still writing away on the module that teaches working with the planetary spirits, the recent events around the world have made me focus on the direction I take the last module in the apprentice section. That last module in the apprentice section is about understanding and working with destruction. Although I was planning to essentially give students an overview of the powers of destruction, I think in light of the times we live in it is time to plunge the apprentices into work. Continue reading

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Surfacing for Air

I have been so silent recently, I thought I had better pop my head around the door and see if the world was still spinning. I have just finished module eight of the Quareia course and that along with module seven are busy in the formatting stage and should appear soon. It has been quite a wild few months… I have not really surfaced for air much and have just been writing, eating, sleeping and writing… oh yeah, and writing. Continue reading

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