The Spellery Vol 5 July 2015 - Page 22

Poppets

By Darklady

Poppets and Voodoo Dolls

So today ill be writing about poppets (Voodoo) Dolls. These little guys are a lot of fun to use and very powerful in magick to use in your spell crafting. I have made many of these guys for all sort of workings. From calling love to you, money, health, protection and so on. They do not need to be used in a dark magick even though this is what they are mostly known for. For me, I use them to help me in my everyday life and they can.

Wikipedia says, "The word poppet is the older spelling of puppets, from the middle english popet, meaning small child or doll". They are also called poppets, moppets, moments and pipes (a doll made to represent a person) effigies, as well as fetish dolls. They are used to bring a effect in your environment or people themselves, and the possibilities are endless. They can be made from cloth stuffed with herbs, clay, wax, rope, corn, roots and cookies (fun and tasty). I myself make them from cloth and stuff them with herbs and writings for my spell. Making cookies and coloring them to look like the voodoo dolls is a lot of fun to! In fact there is a Doughnut shop in the Portland/Seattle area called Voodoo Doughnuts that is really fun.

There are all sorts of ways that you can use these little guys, like I made a love doll to bring love into my life. It was a pink doll with a heart on its chest, then I filled her with Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Oregano, Dill and a couple of pennies and a small Rose quarts crystal. I then wrote down on a piece of pink paper with red ink what I wanted in a man. Then stuck her in my underware drawer. Well, low and behold men started showing up everywhere..hehehehehehehe, but not one I connected with. You must use these little guys wisely or you will bring in something that you don't want to happen as in my case, so be careful.

The practice of sticking pins into Voodoo dolls are often associated with the New Orleans Voodoo or Hoodoo as well as the lonely poppet something this witch would never do. Harm none! They can also be the Kitchen Witch, as many of you remember from the 70s and 80s.The witch of that era was all the rage and it hung in your kitchen to help in not burning

your food. I had many of them because I'm a terrible cook. Hehehehehe! Here are some other ways to make your poppet.

WAX POPPETS - Take 5 or 6 white candles.. Melt them down on low heat till soft not a liquid, when wax is soft it is easy to mold with your hands (make sure you don't burn yourself )! Kneed in herbs that you want to include for your poppet magick like Lavender for love. Make sure you take out the wick, and make sure that they are new candles not old and used. Just start making your doll when the waz is ready and when your done your doll/poppet ready to use.