I am an esoteric author, writing under the nom de plume of Josephine McCarthy, and I live in Devon, UK with my husband, the magical artist and classical ritualist, Stuart Littlejohn . His work can be viewed at his online gallery, where you can also purchase some of his original art work, at www.stuartlittlejohn.com
I have been active in magic for over thirty five years, and teaching/writing on Western Mystery themes for the last twenty five years. I began teaching magical groups in 1993 in the USA and UK.
In more recent years I have spent most of my time writing, working intensively with a small group of magicians and working on creative projects with my husband and magical partner Stuart Littlejohn. Stuart is a remarkable inspiration and a walking encyclopedia of classical magic/religion, as well as being a kick ass artist!
These days my time is taken up as the director of Quareia, a free online magical training course from apprentice to adept.
It is a vast project, covering the equivalent of fifteen good sized books. I also work closely with Stuart on the development of Quareia Publishing UK, a micro publisher that produces affordable books on various themes related to magic.
The awesome website/blog of Frater Acher, who convinced me to do the Quareia project, and who supports and hosts the course, can be found here at http://www.theomagica.com/
And finally here is a list of my published works to date:
- Azal: the Retelling of Eve 1999 (As Josephine Stewart)
- Magical Training of the Initiate 2005 (As Josephine Dunne)
- Stories From the Strange Side 2006 (As Josephine Dunne)
- The Thirteenth Manifestation: The Song of Kali Ma 2006 (As Josephine Dunne)
As Josephine McCarthy:
- The Exorcists Handbook 2010
- The Work of the Hierophant 2010
- Magical Knowledge II – The Initiate 2011
- Magical Knowledge I – The Lone Practitioner 2012
- Magical Knowledge III – Contacts of the Adepts 2012
- The Last Scabbard (Fiction) 2012
- Magic of the North Gate 2013
- Magical Healing 2014
- Quareia Training Books (15 titles) 2014 – 2016
- Quareia The Magicians Deck 2015 (with Cassandra Beanland & Stuart Littlejohn)
- The Book of Gates: A Magical Translation 2017 (with Michael Sheppard & Stuart Littlejohn)
- The Quareia Apprentice Study Guide 2018
- Tarot Skills for the 21st Century: Mundane and Magical Divination