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How Many Types of Voodoo Dolls Are There, Anyway?
There are as many different styles of Voodoo dolls as there are people making them. Yet, did you know that there actually are different styles with specific characteristics made for specific purposes? This lens will showcase the many different styles of Voodoo dolls that have appeared over time, each from my personal collection.
Voodoo Doll Imagery
The popular image of a Voodoo doll stuck with pins, nails, or thorns can be attributed in large part to Hollywood’s fusion of folklore with science fiction and the presentation of such images on the big screen. This image is so ingrained in the minds of the general public that the thought of using a Voodoo doll any differently seemingly defies all logic. However, working with Voodoo dolls goes far beyond sticking pins in them for revenge. Using the ancient techniques of image magick, contagious magick, and sympathetic magick combined with some good old fashioned conjuring skills, just about anything can be accomplished with a doll.
Zulu Carnival Voodoo Doll
Excerpt from the Voodoo Doll Spellbook
Certainly, little human-like effigies have been manipulated in sympathetic magic rituals for thousands of years by people across cultures. Ritual dolls have been used for fertility, healing, empowerment, and revenge. For example, in ancient Greece poppets called Kolossoi were often used alongside cursed tablets in binding rituals. In ancient Egypt, dream dolls were used to prophesy the future. And, the use of dolls in image magick by the Ojibway and Peruvian Indians was examined in 1922 by Sir James George Frazer: According to Frazer (1922):
PERHAPS the most familiar application of the principle that like produces like is the attempt which has been made by many peoples in many ages to injure or destroy an enemy by injuring or destroying an image of him, in the belief that, just as the image suffers, so does the man, and that when it perishes he must die. A few instances out of many may be given to prove at once the wide diffusion of the practice over the world and its remarkable persistence through the ages. For thousands of years ago it was known to the sorcerers of ancient India, Babylon, and Egypt, as well as of Greece and Rome, and at this day it is still resorted to by cunning and malignant savages in Australia, Africa, and Scotland. Thus the North American Indians, we are told, believe that by drawing the figure of a person in sand, ashes, or clay, or by considering any object as his body, and then pricking it with a sharp stick or doing it any other injury, they inflict a corresponding injury on the person represented. For example, when an Ojibway Indian desires to work evil on any one, he makes a little wooden image of his enemy and runs a needle into its head or heart, or he shoots an arrow into it, believing that wherever the needle pierces or the arrow strikes the image, his foe will the same instant be seized with a sharp pain in the corresponding part of his body; but if he intends to kill the person outright, he burns or buries the puppet, uttering certain magic words as he does so. The Peruvian Indians moulded images of fat mixed with grain to imitate the persons whom they disliked or feared, and then burned the effigy on the road where the intended victim was to pass. This they called burning his soul. (Frazer, 1922, p. 28)
General Purpose Voodoo Doll
Voodoo Poppet Spell for Luck in Games of Chance
Excerpt from the Voodoo Doll Spellbook
For good luck in games of chance, make a Voodoo poppet out of green flannel while burning Money Drawing incense. Stuff the doll with Irish moss, and leave a small opening. Anoint a Cross of Caravaca (figure 10) with High John the Conqueror Oil and put inside the doll along with 7 Job’s tears. Write down seven wishes on a piece of parchment paper and put inside the doll and sew the doll closed. Take a green 7 knob candle and write each of your seven wishes on a separate knob of the candle. Anoint with High John the Conqueror Oil. Set the doll next to the candle and pour some of the wax from each knob onto the doll. As each knob melts, your wish is absorbed into the energy of the candle and becomes one with the energy of the doll.
Lucky Ju Ju Gambling Poppet
Voodoo Valentine Doll
Beaded Spirit Doll
Voodoo Doll Spell To Get Rid of a Troubling Ex-Lover
If you have broken up with your ex but they just won’t let you go, if they keep calling you even when to tell them to stop, if they harass you or are stalking you, then try this Voodoo doll Spell to get rid of them. For this spell you will need a wide mouth jar and a black poppet that can fit inside the jar. Attach a personal effect from your ex to the doll with a black pin. Write down their name and date of birth on a piece of parchment paper with Dragon’s Blood ink and attach it to the doll as well. If you have a photo of this person, attach it to the doll. Stick the doll with all of its magickal attachments into the jar and add some black Witch’s salt, red pepper, graveyard dirt, and 9 drops of Lost and Away Oil. Seal the jar shut and throw into a running river. If it is carried away from you, you can expect the person to leave you alone within 9 days. If it sinks to the bottom or is carried towards you, then you must repeat the spell, this time burning a purple candle on top of the jar for 9 days. You should inscribe the person’s name on the candle and anoint the candle with Lost and Away oil before burning. After burning the candle for nine days, take it to the river again and throw it in. If you still do not have any luck getting rid of the person and the person is stalking or otherwise harassing you, take out a restraining order and repeat the spell during a waning moon.
Ju Ju Guardian Charm Doll
The Voodoo Doll Spellbook: A Complete Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals
by Denise Alvarado
This book is exactly as the title implies - Voodoo doll spells! You will find over 150 Voodoo doll spells never before printed anywhere! There are ancient and contemporary hardcore New Orleans voodoo, hoodoo, witchcraft, Greek, and Egyptian Voodoo doll spells and more!
How would you like to open Marie Laveau's trick bag of Voodoo Doll spells? The Great and Powerful Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau, was known to create little dolls and place them on the doorsteps of enemies, or use them to win court cases, or to unite lovers. She had a veritable trick bag of brilliant methods for gaining the knowledge she needed for her spells to be effective. One ploy was to surreptitiously place a Voodoo doll near the front door of her victims, more often than not the house-servants of well-known New Orleans families. When the Voodoo doll was discovered, the victim was convinced they had been hexed by someone other than Marie, and would run to the Bosswoman (as Marie was known by the locals) for help. Marie would agree to render the doll harmless if the victim agreed to act as her spy and provide her with information about the affairs of the prominent family where the victim worked. Now that is one hell of a magickal manipulation!
Inside this book you will find countless secret spells that help you to bind your enemies, banish naysayers, bend people to do your will, and win court cases. Learn how to break up a couple, destroy all of your problems, get a job, cure sickness, call forth spirits, win in games of chance and attain success. Inside, you will find spells to make yourself irresistible, find a lover, make your lover faithful, and spice up your sex life. And that is just the tip of the iceberg!
How would you like to know how to make your wishes come true? Or find true love? Catch a thief? Keep your dog or cat from wandering off? Break a curse? Or drive someone crazy?
And that is not all. For the first time anywhere, you will learn how to protect yourself with a Voodoo doll, and learn the secret for how to make a Get Even Gris Gris Doll to even the score.
Many of the spells in this book are based on ancient recipes and rituals that are found in the anthropological literature and archeological records, such as spells from ancient Egypt, Chaldea, Greece, Africa, and Europe. Other spells are based on spells found in ancient grimoires and sacred texts, and many are from the grimoires of the author herself, shared for the first time in the Voodoo Doll Spellbook.
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