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Order? Membership?

I’ve been thinking about some of the wording I used to describe KIA lately. The main wiki page said we were ‘A decentralised order of sorcery’.  And other parts of the site talk about ‘membership’.  Well, I don’t think KIA has ever been an ‘order’, and their is no organisation which one might be a ‘member’ of so what is all this talk of ‘order’ and ‘membership’?

I’ve updated the main wiki page now to describe KIA as ‘a decentralised network of sorcerers’.  It may not be the best phrase, but its better than ‘order’.  I’m also thinking that the wording of ‘membership’ on other parts of the site may be replaced with the term ‘participation’.  KIA doesn’t seek ‘members’ but ‘participants’.  We don’t ‘belong’ to an egregore as its ‘members’.  We participate in the egregore, as participants.  We each choose a level of participation with which we feel personally comfortable.  The word order gives the impression of an organisation.  The only order in KIA emerges from our collective participation.

Having an account on this website does not really guarantee participation.  Indeed there are over 400 accounts on the website but only a small proportion actively participate in the egregore to my knowledge.  And some sorcerers that do participate, don’t have accounts.

So enough with the old aeon language! I think it gives totally the wrong impression…

KIA Speaks remembered…

On the original KIA website we had an innovative feature that allowed us to communicate with the KIA egregore.  Each member submitted 5 sentences, quotes or stuff they made up and then each time you loaded the page, 5 of these were picked at random.  I intend to make a similar feature again one day, but first I thought I’d make a record of the final messages left over from the original egregore, as recorded on archive.org.

  • 2002-02-02 KIA says: There is no Way to Happiness. Free yourself from the chains of the liars in waiting. He points toward a sandstone “Laughing Buddha” effigy, which throbs and glows. Abandon all paths. Batteries not Included.
  • 2003-03-11 KIA says: Gentle is the universe not it be. Smash the control images, smash the control machines. That’s no moon… oh, wait yeah it is. It is the mortal’s tragedy that he can never accept this. Time to wake up, now.
  • 2004-02-02 KIA says: Party until sane and not a moment longer. Genealogical reasons. Everything is born out of Chaos. Om tare tuttare ture svaha. Remember to change your beliefs, and not simply accrue your favorites.
  • 2004-06-06 KIA says: They gonna light my way. Must I be for ever solving the changing symbolism of the wretched morality-called ‘I’? Suck my Chakra, and I’ll suck yours! Everything is true, even the false things. Aummmmmmmmmm.
  • 2004-08-10 KIA says: Good judgement comes from experience. Good judgement comes from experience. All these memories will be lost like tears in the rain, time to die Blade Runner. Die not to spare, but that the world may perish. God is Alive.
  • 2004-10-15 KIA says: Nothing is true, everything is permissable. It’s for madmen only. Play like you don’t need to work, Work like you don’t need the money, Dance like no one is watching, and Love like you won’t get hurt. T’aint no sin to slip out your skin and dance about in your bones. Growth.
  • 2004-12-10 KIA says: ‘You mustn’t say yes, you’ve got to say no,’ hissed the Head Torturer, nudging the suspect. Growth. Maximum Firepower. Ecstasy is in the flesh. There are no friends anywhere.
  • 2005-02-04 KIA says: Seek the brothers of darkness. Everything is true, even the false things. Free yourself from the chains of the liars in waiting. Fuck you not. Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans.
  • 2005-03-05 KIA says: Someone should teach cats physics, it would solve a lot of problems. My time coming, any day; don’t worry about me, no. We can’t stop here! Life is not a drug, but a drug can turn into life and you will then have lost the contrast between reality and illusion. Been so long I felt this way, I’m in no hurry, no.
  • 2005-04-06 KIA says: Relax, nothing is under control. I am half a man. One is not a number; it only is denoted when in reference to a second. You were here for the ‘big bang’ and you – every part of you – is everlasting. That everything around you give you its utter attention, think only of you, care only for you.
  • 2005-08-26 KIA says: On the contrary, though I remain no less sadly certain than in the past that sanity is a rather rare phenomenon, I am convinced that it can be achieved and would like to see more of it. How do you define real? It may just go where no ones been. We are making circles in the sand. Enchant long, But Don’t Hold Your Breath.
  • 2005-11-10 KIA says: Every living organism is a vehicle for the life force. All Gods must die. Amicus? When I had released it, I knew it would come back to haunt me, just to let me know it was still there! Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the mind while awake?
  • 2006-04-30 KIA says: There is no spoken truth that is not past-more wisely forgotten. Trust the Process. If you ask too many times, from the oracle, you abuse wisdom. There are no more tickets to the funeral. A man in a room where the door only opens inwards will remain trapped in this room until the time he thinks to pull.
  • 2006-05-23 KIA says: That’s responsibility. To unify the the life force with will and desire to bend reality, is to cast Magick. The only clear view is from atop the mountain of your dead selves. The Mind In Fire is Mirror. A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance.
  • 2006-08-13 KIA says: I Will Devise New Heavens. Exterminate all Rational Thought. New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. Thing. DOMANI CAPIREMO CI’O CHE ACCADE OGGI… (Tomorrow we’ll understand what’s happening today…
  • 2008-07-23 KIA says: Rigidity can be good. Let’s make a deal… Reveal the Gardener, and Liberate the Gardens! Within the eye lies wisdom. What if there is no hell, or they don’t want us there?