When I founded KIA I was already involved with a different group of chaos magicians that I met up with for rituals, and I came up with the idea of making a set of dolls based on the ‘Eight colours of magic’ in Pete Carroll’s ‘Liber Kaos’. A friend had a set of chaos servitors based on the eight colours, along with a pentacle or rather a disk with a sigil of chaos on it, which they used for evocations of them. This set appealed to me and served as the inspiration for my set of dolls, however whilst they used tiny lead miniatures to create a set which could unobtrusively sit on a shelf, I opted for a larger set, each doll of which could work well in a group working, so I chose to base my dolls on baby dolls I found cheap in charity shops.
The black doll was actually the third such doll I made for the set, the first being blue. By the time I fished even the first doll I had created my own revised version of Carroll’s eight colours, which later became the book ‘Kaos Hieroglyphica’. Back then through I had written only a small essay which later formed the introductory chapter of that book.
The first group ritual performed with the black doll was ‘Subversion‘, a ritual to bring about the decay of the authoritarian system and the growth of the anti-authoritarian movement.