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 since the 1970’s, and started teaching groups on various themes of Western Magic in Britain, Ireland, the USA and Canada in the early 1990’s.
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 and it’s secondary imprint, TaDehent Books, a micro publisher that produces affordable books and esoteric decks on various themes related to magic. You can visit our site here at Quareia Publishing
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 and second edition 2022 (with Michael Sheppard & Stuart Littlejohn)
- The Quareia Apprentice Study Guide 2018
- Tarot Skills for the 21st Century: Mundane and Magical Divination
- Mystagogus – a magical deck for the lone magician 2022