Josephine McCarthy is a British adept based in the south west of England. She was raised and educated in Yorkshire in the north of England, and worked for many years in the USA. She began her magical adventures in the 1970’s, and by the 1990’s she was teaching extensively in the USA and UK, giving lectures at conferences, and experimenting with magical forms. She is the author of numerous books on western magic and magical subjects, and is the author of the extensive and free Quareia course in magical training, of which she is director.

In this interview, Rudolf and Josephine talk about the similarities between artistic and magical creativity, about what magic can achieve (or not) in everyday’s life, about the importance of knowing historical, geographical and other background of the places you live and do magic in, and many other topics of great interest.

Some important links to find Josephine McCarthy’s work:

Her personal website

The website of the QUAREIA school of magic

Her books on Amazon

Music played in this episode:

1) Hooverphonic – Mad About You (recorded live in 2012 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Brussels)

2) Penelope Houston – Innocent Kiss (from the 1993 Album The Whole World)

3) Penelope Houston – Glad I’m a Girl (from the 1993 album The Whole World)

Intro and Outro Music
especially written and recorded for the Thoth-Hermes Podcast by Chris Roberts

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