Author Archives: Josephine McCarthy

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The Book of Gates is Born!

At the end of last year, a few days after the final completion of the Quareia course, after 3 years of full time writing 50+ hours a week you would think I would want to rest. But no. I had … Continue reading

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Quareia training – when you hit the wall, don’t headbutt it

As some of you who are studying the Quareia magical course will have come to realise, there is a point (and often more than one point) when you hit an energetic wall. You cannot seem to make progress, you are … Continue reading

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Religion and Magic?

Over the last few weeks, some blog posts have been appearing, mainly from GD family magicians, that attempt to address the issue of religion and the magician. Both magicians stress the importance of religion upon the practice of magician, but … Continue reading

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The struggles with Magical Training, and the Quareia Apprentice Section

Now that more people are reaching into Quareia and studying the course, more people are asking the same questions, so it maybe pertinent to cover some of those answers here in a blog. Many of the topics covered here are … Continue reading

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The Arbatel Module – a comedy of errors

Working with the Arbatel for a Quareia adept module was quite the farce as the editor and I came smack up against its magical guardians….. that was fun….. here is the story about the run around we had while trying … Continue reading

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Yahweh’s Divorce from the Goddess Asherah in the Garden of Eden

Originally posted on Mythology Matters:
Hebrew Bible scholars have long recognized that the writer who penned the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and much other narrative in the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible…

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LXXXI Quareia The Magician’s Deck

Originally posted on benebell wen:
The LXXXI is an 81-card esoteric deck by Josephine McCarthy, Stuart Littlejohn, and Cassandra Beanland. It’s not a tarot deck, though you’ll see cards captioned “Chariot,” “Wheel of Fate,” Hierophant,” “Luna” (Moon), “Sol” (Sun), and “Death.”…

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