I normally post on Tuesdays but I wanted to make a short announcement here to those who read the site and are interested in the magical arts.
This link will guide you to the home page of a new school of magic called Quareia – Latin for the quarry. The school is a joint project being developed by Josephine McCarthy, a noted British adept, and a group of magicians from across the world. It is the result of Ms. McCarthy’s stated desire to establish a system of magical education that is free but that will develop the skills needed for anyone to become a magical adept.
Ms. McCarthy has taken her wide ranging magical skills and, in conjunction with magicians such as Frater Acher, a well known practitioner from Germany, has stripped magical practice down to its essentials so that anyone, of any tradition, can practice what she is putting forward.
I have had an opportunity to look at the first few lessons of her Apprentice curriculum and I can say without reservation that, if you are interested in magic and have some self-discipline, you could do far worse (and pay far more) than following this course of instruction.
Quareia is a work in progress; Ms. McCarthy has started a crowd funding campaign to develop enough funds for her to be able to continue working on the project full time until it is completed. Her overall goal is not unrealistic and I encourage those of my readers who are so inclined to contribute if you are able. This is a worthy work and one that desperately needs to be done. Here is the link to the funding campaign: