Voodoo dolls and witchcraft poppets

Photograph of voodoo dolls with painted black heads, woollen hair, made from sticks and straw, dressed in colourful fabric clothing.
Voodoo dolls handmade by Doktor Snake

Voodoo dolls and witchcraft poppets can be used in spells for attracting love and reuniting an ex, to drawing money and luck, and removing hexes.

Voodoo dolls are a key part of the voodoo doctor’s arsenal. Contrary to popular belief they aren’t just used for cursing people. The idea of sticking a pin in a voodoo doll and hitting somebody with a hex to kill them is a Hollywood misconception.

That’s not to say it doesn’t happen. But it’s not really what voodoo dolls are about. They can be used for many purposes in spellwork, from attracting love into your life to drawing money and gambling luck.

Alternatively, they can be use for protection against spiritual attack and for warding off curses and the Evil Eye.

Voodoo dolls for love

When it comes to love, a voodoo doll can be ritually configured to bring love to you or to return an ex lover. While some say this is morally suspect and that love should happen naturally, using voodoo dolls in this way merely gives things a nudge.

For example, if your lover has left you and you’d like them back, creating and ritually charging a voodoo doll to return them only works if your ex still has a spark of love in their heart for you. If they haven’t, it’s very unlikely that any form of spell, however powerful, will return them to you.

Voodoo dolls for money

In this case, a voodoo doll acts as a talisman to draw money to you. If the doll you create for this purpose is small enough it can be carried with you at all times in your pocket or bag. Thus it will not only increase the magical effect, but will also act as a reminder that your current focus in life is on getting money.

Perhaps you need to get out of debt? Or to secure a better paid job? Or simply wish to attract a windfall? If so a voodoo doll ritually charged for money will help you achieve your aim.

But how does it actually bring money?

Essentially, when you cast a voodoo doll spell for money, you are sending out your intention to the ether or the occult plane. A formative place where potential realities vie to manifest in everyday reality. If your intention is strong enough your desire for financial improvement will take on solid form and money will start to come your way.

Will money just come out of the blue?

No. You must have a physical channel for it to manifest. Magic works via what is already there. So if you have a job, you might get promotion. If a tax rebate is due it could come sooner than you thought. Or you might find you come across an opportunity to make money.

Alternatively somebody might decide to help you out. Such as a relative or friend. In that sense, it can come out of the blue, in terms of an unexpected windfall. But it is always wise to make sure you have physical channels in the everyday world through which money could come.

Cash collector voodoo doll, with painted face, black woollen hair, feathers and fabric clothing, set against a letter headed Voodoo Cash Collector
Cash Collector Voodoo Doll

Witchcraft poppets

Although voodoo dolls are commonly associated with voodoo and African derived magic, they also have roots in Europe. In England, back in medieval times and before, practitioners of witchcraft would create what they called “poppet dolls” to serve as a focus for their spells and incantations.

It can be argued that the idea of the magical doll in England was taken over to the USA with the early settlers. And later influenced the voodoo and hoodoo practises that developed amongst African Americans in the Southern States of America.

How do you cast a voodoo doll spell?

The first thing is to make your doll. It can be made from cloth and stuffed with herbs or Spanish Moss. Or you can create one from clay and then paint a face on it and decorate it. Alternatively you can fashion a doll from wood, straw or twigs.

During the making of your voodoo doll, it is worth focusing your mind on the intention of the spell you plan to cast. If it is to draw money, picture in your mind that you already have the money. See yourself driving that new car or living in the dream home you’ve always wanted. The key is to visualise it as if it is already a reality.

Best times to perform your ritual

Once you’ve created your voodoo doll, it’s time to perform a ritual to charge it with numinous power. If your magical intention is for increase, do the ritual during the phase of the waxing moon. If it’s for decrease (like loosing bad habits) do it during the waning moon. Full moon is a good time for works designed to increase personal power. The dark of the moon is best for black work, like curses and hexes.

The next step is to find a place of power to conduct your ritual. This can be an old country crossroads. A disused graveyard. Or an ancient monument like a stone circle, or site of an old pagan temple.

Choose a time that feels right for you. Midnight or the witching hour will enhance the power of your voodoo doll working. But daytime might feel more appropriate to you. Follow you intuition on this.

Before beginning your ritual it is wise to construct a circle of protection to keep out any malevolent spirits that might inhabit the location. This is particularly important if you conduct your ritual in a graveyard.

Disused country grave yard, used for voodoo doll spells.

How do you construct a circle of protection?

There are many ways you can do this. But you might point to each of the four cardinal directions, and say:

“Open the gates of the East, the rising sun. Open the gates of the south, the midday sun. Open the gates of the west, the setting sun. Open the gates of the north, the midnite sun.”

Then point above and below, which opens the gates of the higher worlds and the nether worlds, and say:

“As I stand between the worlds, amidst the swirling dimensions of the multiverse, so we let the magic begin…”

While performing your protection ceremony, make sure you keep your mind empty of everyday thoughts. Basically relax your mind and body. An easy way to do this is to take a few deep breaths. Breathe in to a count of four and breathe out to a count of eight. This will quickly bring a wave of relaxation over you.

Casting your voodoo doll spell

Everyone has their own way of casting spells. Some prefer to cast them at home. But going to a place of power really ups the ante when it comes to manifesting results.

If you chose to cast your voodoo doll spell at a place of power, you can light a small fire and throw in herbs to set the atmosphere. Naturally, if you do decide to light a fire you might need permission from the land owner, and you need to take great care that you don’t cause any damage, or set alight to the area.

You’d then call upon the spirits of the place. Some initial research into the history of the area helps with this. But essentially you open yourself up to the spiritual powers that inhabit the place.

Sometimes the local spirits will make themselves known. A sudden breeze might get up. Or a bird will swoop down low and close to you. These would be signs that you have made contact with the spirits.

You then, in your own words, petition the spirits to charge your voodoo doll with numinous power, and according to the intention of your working.

When you’re done, it is wise to leave offerings to the spirits. These could be a libation of liquor, flowers, chocolate or herbs. Let your intuition guide you.

You then perform a closing ceremony – basically close the gates of the cardinal directions, and above and below.

(More information on casting spells and performing protection rituals can be found in my Voodoo Spellbook).

I don’t want to do a voodoo doll ritual myself – can you it for me?

Yes. As a professional voodoo man I cast voodoo doll spells for clients all over the world. The way it works is I send you a questionnaire for details about you and the issue you want solved. I then configure the best times to perform the ritual. Then I make a voodoo doll fixed up to fit your needs.

I choose a place of power and conduct a ritual similar to the above. Once done, I mail the spiritual charged voodoo doll to you, along with a letter telling you what to do next.

If you would like to find out more about this, drop me an email, and I’ll fill you in on the details.

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