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Kia IAO Centring Ritual

Following the excellent suggestion of Hippi to share more magical practice on the site, and her recommendation of describing the feelings of our practise, I thought about an exercise we can all take part in.  It is a simple centring ritual, sometimes known as a ‘banishing ritual’.  To participate in this group exercise, perform the following ritual in your own time and make a special note of any sensations and feelings that occur to you as you do it.  If you don’t wish to participate, kindly refrain from commenting on this post.

The ritual chosen for this exercise is the Kia IAO Centring Ritual I recently posted on the wiki.  I reproduce it below for your convenience:

Kia

  1. Stand still with one arming pointing upwards and one downwards, like in the picture of Baphomet by Eliphas Levi.
  2. Take a deep breath inwards.
  3. On the out-breath vibrate the word ‘Kia’, like ‘Kiiiiiiaaaaaaaaa’.
  4. Visualise Austin Osman Spare’s glyph for Kia over your heart chakra.

I

  1. Raise both hands above your head, palms together, as you breath in deeply.
  2. On the out-breath vibrate the vowel ‘I’, like ‘Iiiiieeeeeeeeeeeee’. High pitch.
  3. Visualise a pillar or axis of light extending from your heart up to the heavens and down deep into the earth.

A

  1. Lower both arms so that they point outwards to your left and right, forming a cross, as you breath in deeply.
  2. Vibrate the vowel ‘A’ on the out-breath, like ‘Aaaaarrrrrrrrhhhhhhhh’. Medium pitch.
  3. Visualise a horizontal axis of light that crosses the vertical one exactly at your heart chakra.

O

  1. Lower both arms, bending the elbows and form an ‘O’ with the hands, such that your thumbs are close to your solar plexus and your fingers near your navel. Breath in deeply as you do so.
  2. On the out-breath, vibrate the vowel ‘O’, like ‘Oooooooooooooooooooo’. Low pitch.
  3. Visualise yourself, (or the ritual space), enclosed in an egg, about which circles an Ouroborus.

KIA Crowleymas Retreat in Loch Ness 2013

After the success of the 2012 KIA retreat on Loch Ness, we have decided to organise one again this year.  This time we are giving several months more notice so more of you can save up the cash and make necessary arrangements to attend.

NOTICE: The dates and prices mentioned below have been changed.

I will organise accommodation for the weekend of Oct 11th, 12th and 13th (now Oct 18th-21st) as we did last year.  To cover deposits and worst case numbers I will need £200GBP (now rooms range from £180-235, meaning a single attendee sharing a room could be as cheap as £90GBP) in advance from each attendee, with possible refunds if numbers work our better than expected. Or I can use any excess to group order the food for the weekend.  Let me know if you require a single or double bedroom, and whether you are willing to share a room.

For those of you who didn’t make it last year, this is what to expect:

    1. Rituals, we performed several over the last retreat.
    2. Quiet time.  Plenty of time for meditation, divination etc.
    3. Walks in a Scots pine forest, taking in the beautiful Falls of Foyers, a beautiful tree covered gorge and down to the shores of Loch Ness itself.

Walks to Boleskine cemetary, opposite Crowley’s old house (now a private residence, so show consideration when there).

  1. Depending on how many people, and where you get accommodated, the facilities are amazing.  One B&B has a no children policy, ensuring a level of peace and quiet.  The self catering lodges come equipped with outdoor hot tubs and spa baths.
  2. The chance to meet and socialise with the fellow magicians you commune with frequently on this site.

Hope to see as many as possible of you there!

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