Perhaps it is time for a ‘re-birth’ rite to reinvigorate the KIA Egregore in the manner that the original ‘birth rite‘ did back when we started?
Lolita and I came up with the following idea. What we propose is something similar to that, but a little more chaotic. Participants should each create a doll or fetish of some kind to represent the egregore, either as an individual or as a local group if you’re lucky enough to be a part of one. Then when you are ready, anounce this fact on this thread, wait for the next person to be ready, swap postal addresses and each send each other the egregore!
When you receive an egregore, add to it in some way, in ritual and with magical intent like in the original birth rite. Then get ready to swap it again. Eventually you receive your original doll back, or if you don’t you at least have someone elses.
The base for an egregore could be anything. It doesn’t have to be a doll. It could be a wooden fetish or even a robot! Although you probably want it to be fairly cheap to make and not too expensive to post.
When a gathering of kiaists happens, those of us with an egregore can take them with us to the gathering to further ‘charge’ them. At some gatherings additional rebirth rites can be performed where members add to egregores, especially including ones they haven’t previously contributed to.
What do people think, can we make this idea work?
In 2009 I gave the old KIA doll from the Norwich group a makeover. After being passed around the membership of the Norwich group she unanimously ended up in my care when the group dissolved. I had been working with her as my personal link to the group egregore for a number of years, but in 2009 began to feel that the look of the old doll no longer represented well what KIA had become.
Lolita Perdurabo and I began working together more closely on a magical level and felt it was time to give the doll a makeover. I began by giving her a new paint job, and Lolita contributed more gold paint patterns to the arms and legs, and more recently donated a bow to KIA for her to wear in her hair. For KIA’s 11th birthday Lolita also made her a new necklace from some sea shells.
The following photos reveal how she looks now:
The KIA Doll February 2012
Isn't she cute?
When KIA officially launched in Feb 2001, magicians around the world took part in what we called the ‘birth rite‘, a ritual whose intent was to give birth to the KIA egregore, a group tulpa. In the city of Norwich, five magicians gathered and created a doll to house the local egregore for the Norwich KIA ‘temple’. This photo shows myself holding the doll we made on that night…
After the initial ritual further embellishments were added as members of the group took turns looking after the doll until she came to resemble the photo below:
Eventually the KIA Norwich group dissolved for various reasons as the various individuals involved went their separate ways.
Me and Anton made this video to celebrate Kia’s 11th Birthday today. Enjoy and raise a glass!