Making poppets is an easy and often convenient form of witchcraft.
- Fabric or clay
- Personal items of person - nailclippings, paper, blood, hair, etc.
- Red candle
- Holy water
- White linen
Bless all of the items you are using to make your doll be it clay or cloth and proceed to make the doll. Get a clear mental image in your mind as you concentrate on the person while you are making the doll. To reinforce your concentration, keep repeating the following affirmation:(name):
"As you I see(name), you represent to me". Continue this chanting and visualization until the doll is completed. Lay the doll on the altar with a red candle. Place both hands over the doll and will your energy to flow as you chant three, five or nine times: "Though separate you are, you are linked as one. As (name) your life has begun." Pass both sides of the finished doll through the flame of the red candle saying: "With fire do I consecrate this doll as (name)." Sprinkle both sides of doll with holy water and say:"With water do I consecrate this doll as (name)." Pass both sides of the doll through the incense smoke as you say: "With air do I consecrate this doll as (name)." Keep the doll wrapped in clean white linen until it is ready to be used in the ritual.
Healing Poppet Spell
You will need the following items for this spell:
- * A poppet or doll, preferably self-made.
- * Chamomile flowers and vervain sufficient to stuff the poppet.
- * Hair or nail clippings from the object of the spell (if you can get them).
- * A photo or image of the object (if you can get one).
- * A black marker pen.
- * A lancing pin.
- * A box large enough to contain the poppet or doll.
This is supposed to make the person who is having trouble with his or her health feel better. Warning: this shouldn't replace traditional medical treatment if necessary. As a general rule for a healing spell to work properly and before commencing, the object of the spell needs to know and consent to your working it. He or she doesn't necessarily need to be present while the work is done. This spell should be performed on a full moon into its waning cycle.
Preparation: To construct a poppet take a suitable sized piece of cloth (use natural materials and fibers such as cotton, wool or silk and remember also to consider its color correspondences for healing. Fold it in two and with a pen mark out a rough image of a body. Now cut out the shape so you have two identical pieces then sew the two pieces together around the edges. Leave a hole wide enough to stuff the poppet with the chamomile flowers and vervain and also insert the photo, hair and/or nail clippings, if you have them, before sewing it closed. Finally, with the black maker pen draw a black circle on the poppet where the ailment is concentrated.
The working ritual: Form a magick circle and call the Goddess and God to aid your spell. Consecrate the poppet and place it on your altar visualizing the object of the spell and the ailment he/she is suffering. Consecrate the lancing pin and charge it with healing energies. Take up the poppet in your left hand and the pin in your right and pierce the black circle with the pin. Concentrate all your willpower on healing the ailing individual saying or chanting something like:
"In the name of the Goddess and God, I lance this disease with the spear of healing. As the Full Moon wanes, let this ailment drain. No more to be, replaced with heath and vitality. So mote it be!"'
Leave the pin in the poppet and place the poppet in the box on the altar. Visualize the object of the spell regaining good health while building your power and energy and releasing it towards its goal. When the rite has finished, store the box somewhere safe until the person is restored to good health. The poppet can be retrieved and the rite re-worked to accentuate and re-empower the magick over a period of time if necessary. Use additional lancing pins leaving each in place after each working. Once the healing is complete and success has been achieved, remove the pins and dissemble the poppet. Bury the contents outside in the earth.
In love and light,