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Author Topic: Quareia-- Josephine McCarthy Magic Course  (Read 2057 times)

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Quareia-- Josephine McCarthy Magic Course
« on: October 27, 2015, 04:17:37 pm »
Has anyone ever come across this:

 http://www.quareia.com/#main

It's not my sort of thing and I don't really understand it and it seems to be heavily influenced by the Western Mystery Tradition, though that isn't something I know much about.

I'm not the sort to turn aside any sort of knowledge, but I'm not even sure what I'm looking at here. It seems to be a course in Magic. Does anyone know of Josephine McCarthy? Is this Silver Ravenwolf-ish? I'm just largely curious. It's not my path, but, having come across it, I was curious about its substance and validity and knowledge base--if any.

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Re: Quareia-- Josephine McCarthy Magic Course
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 09:53:54 am »
Quote from: Mountain Cat;181569
Has anyone ever come across this:

 http://www.quareia.com/#main

It's not my sort of thing and I don't really understand it and it seems to be heavily influenced by the Western Mystery Tradition, though that isn't something I know much about.

From quickly looking at some of the lessons, it looks like you are correct. It appears to be a course in a magical system derived from the Western Magical Tradition. It definitely has it's own take on it, but from the handful of lessons I skimmed, it looks like a decent course in its "brand" of the western magical tradition.
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Re: Quareia-- Josephine McCarthy Magic Course
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 05:20:23 pm »
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From quickly looking at some of the lessons, it looks like you are correct. It appears to be a course in a magical system derived from the Western Magical Tradition. It definitely has it's own take on it, but from the handful of lessons I skimmed, it looks like a decent course in its "brand" of the western magical tradition.

 
Thanks for your response. :)  It looked really interesting, I just didn't really have any context for it. I'll probably give the course a read-through, because it's free, but it doesn't seem quite my thing.

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Re: Quareia-- Josephine McCarthy Magic Course
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 07:41:18 pm »
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Thanks for your response. :)  It looked really interesting, I just didn't really have any context for it. I'll probably give the course a read-through, because it's free, but it doesn't seem quite my thing.

 
I saw this and wanted to reply since this is the course I am currently working through and expect to be doing so for many many years. It is a complete system for learning magic. Anyone from any background can work with this system. If you go to the website and have a look for yourself at the coursework in the various sections (I think only the apprentice and initiate sections are up at this point in time) it will be blatantly obvious that this is a serious course and that the authors know what they are talking about. It's hard work though and requires a serious approach as if you were going for a Masters degree. Realistically for the average aspiring magician, this is likely to be a 10 year course.

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Re: Quareia-- Josephine McCarthy Magic Course
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2015, 02:01:41 pm »
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Has anyone ever come across this:

 http://www.quareia.com/#main

It's not my sort of thing and I don't really understand it and it seems to be heavily influenced by the Western Mystery Tradition, though that isn't something I know much about.

I'm not the sort to turn aside any sort of knowledge, but I'm not even sure what I'm looking at here. It seems to be a course in Magic. Does anyone know of Josephine McCarthy? Is this Silver Ravenwolf-ish? I'm just largely curious. It's not my path, but, having come across it, I was curious about its substance and validity and knowledge base--if any.

 
I'm doing this at the moment, and enjoying it a lot. It's a solid, well-written and well-paced course with a lot of good information. I am not a skilled mage, so can't really comment on its validity or knowledge. But it seems legit so far; and like the early steps teach you a lot of useful skills which would help you evaluate the stuff later on, or move on seamlessly to a different tradition.
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Re: Quareia-- Josephine McCarthy Magic Course
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2015, 12:01:55 pm »
Quote from: Mountain Cat;181569
Has anyone ever come across this:

 http://www.quareia.com/#main

It's not my sort of thing and I don't really understand it and it seems to be heavily influenced by the Western Mystery Tradition, though that isn't something I know much about.


 
I'm super interested in this, so I might work through a couple of the modules in my spare time and see how it goes. Could be useful. It doesn't seem like total bs, and it's free, so why not?
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