Poppet Spells

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POPPETS
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A poppet is a doll. It is the shape of a human that is used for magical purposes. They are used in spells to help either you or someone else. These dolls can be made from wood, cloth, clay, paper, or fabric. To make a fabric poppet cut a human outline from two pieces of fabric with their right sides together. It does not need to be detailed. You can keep the hands and feet rounded. If the poppet is to represent you, use a piece of fabric from some of your old clothes. Sew most of the figure with right sides together. Leave a small area unsewn. Turn it right side out and stuff. You may stuff the figure with batting, tissue, straw, paper, or whatever is handy. You may add herbs, a lock of hair or other personal effect. Sew the hole. You may add button eyes and decorate to personalize. Do not make poppets of other people unless you have permission. Do not destroy the poppet. If it represents another person, give it to that person to keep it safe. If it was made for binding, bury it.

TO BIND AN ENEMY
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A poppet to represent the person you wish to bind; Patchouli leaves ; Frankincense; Charcoal block; Black candle; Red ribbon; White cloth Make a poppet to represent the person you wish to bind. Burn patchouli leaves and frankincense on a charcoal block. Light a black candle and pass the poppet through the incense smoke saying: "Hecate, great Goddess of life and death, I ask you to acknowledge that this Creation of cloth be known as Flesh and blood of (name)." Wrap the poppet tightly in red ribbon, paying close attention to the area you wish to bind, i.e.: the genitals of a rapist, the mouth of a slanderer. As you wrap, say: "Between the worlds in Hecate's eyes you (name) are bound powerless. In the eyes of this world, you are harmless." Imagine a heavy net made from a white light. Imagine the net clinging to the poppet. Wrap it in a piece of white cloth and bury it close to the person's house (or by the ocean and bid the sea to bless it).

GOSSIP STOPPING POPPET
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Using black felt, a needle and thread, and stuffing, make a simple poppet to represent the offender. Cut a slit into the fabric for a mouth and stuff it well with slippery elm. Sew the mouth shut with a six-stranded piece of purple embroidery floss. As you sew, say: "Your mouth is closed. You cannot speak. To gossip, slander, or havoc wreak. Your mouth stay shut, but only 'til it speaks of friendship and good will." Place the poppet in a box. Stuff the box with paper to force the poppet's face into a corner. Leaving the poppet as such removes the offender's urge to gossip.

POPPET MAGICK HEALING


There are various forms and types of this magick, and listed below is a basic guide and some tips on how to enhance your poppet spell. Poppet magic is extremely powerful and should be used with care. Most people associate poppet magic with Voodoo and perceive it as harmful. In most cases the poppets used in Wicca are used for positive effects such as healings, love, happiness and they can also be used for bindings (only if necessary). For an effective spell, you will need a poppet (made of natural material and it can be colored to enhance the spell), a photo - or if possible, something of the person's (i.e.: a lock of hair, fingernail etc) and any herbs, and gemstones needed as well. Sometimes ribbons are incorporated into the working too. When you are done casting, the poppet should not be destroyed. Instead give it to the person you are healing or if it was for yourself, keep it. If a binding was performed, then bury it off your property.

TO BIND AN ENEMY

Make a poppet to represent the person you wish to bind. Burn patchouli leaves and frankincense on a charcoal block. Light a black candle and pass the poppet through the incense smoke saying:
"Hecate, great Goddess of life and death, I ask you to acknowledge that this Creation of cloth be known as Flesh and blood of (name)."
Wrap the poppet tightly in red ribbon, paying close attention to the area you wish to bind i.e.: the genitals of a rapist, the mouth of a slanderer. As you wrap, say: "Between the worlds in Hecate's eyes you (name) Are bound powerless. In the eyes of this world You are harmless." Imagine a heavy net made from a white light. Imagine the net clinging to the poppet. Wrap it in a piece of white cloth and bury it close to the person's house.

BANISHING SPELL TO STOP HARM

This will protect without causing the person bound any harm. It is not a dark spell but a very potent protective one. You may use a different oil if you wish to use as a banishing oil. Rosemary may be substituted for Rue. Materials: 1 black taper or image candle (gender depends on who you are trying to bind) nail black cloth a large piece of black cloth red ribbon cotton needle and thread Banishing oil loose tobacco A small mirror that can stand by itself If you can obtain hair or nail clippings from the person or a picture, you can use it in this spell. Fold the felt in half and cut out a rough shape of the person you want to bind. Make the figure large enough so that you will be able to stuff it after you have sewn it together. Sew the pieces of the poppet together, leaving a hole through which you can stuff the poppet. Fill it with cotton and tobacco, and if you have the hair or nail clippings of the person, add those to it. Once it is filled, sew the opening closed. If you have a picture of the person, staple or sew it to the front of the poppet. Next, care the name of the person onto the black candle with the nail and add these runes: Thuraz, Isa, Eihwas, a dark filled in circle to represent the dark moon, bars like you will see in a jail, and a widdershins (anticlockwise) spiral. Anoint the candle and the poppet with the oil. Cast a circle, invoke the elements, God or Goddess you are working with. Light the altar candles. Light the black candle and adjust the mirror so that flame is reflected in the glass. Hold the poppet out in front of you and say: "Creature of cloth thou art, Creature of flesh and blood you be. I name you (name of the person you are binding).
No more shall you do me harm. No more shall you repeat false tales. No more shall you interfere in my life, nor in the lives of my loved ones. By the power of the Gods and by my will, So mote it be!" Draw an invoking pentagram over the poppet. Now take the ribbon and begin to wrap the poppet like a mummy, leaving no space unwrapped. Say: "I bind your feet from bringing harm to me. I bind your hands from reaching out to harm me. I bind your mouth from spreading false tales to harm me. I bind your mind from sending energy to harm me. If you do so continue, let all negative energy be cast and reflected directly at you!" Tie off the ribbon and hold the poppet in front of the mirror while you visualize all negative energy this person has sent to you being reflected back at them. Wrap the poppet in the black cloth and tie with another length of ribbon. Say: "Great Mother, I have bound this person from harming me and my loved ones. By the powers of three times three By Earth and Fire, Air and Sea I fix this spell, then set it free Twill give no harm to return to me As I will, So mote it be!" Let the candle burn out while the poppet sits at its base, then take the poppet and the remains of the candle far from your home and bury it deep in the ground or toss it in the ocean and walk away without looking back.

PROTECTION POPPET

--dogwood twigs and shavings, black thread, an acorn, black cotton thread & stuffing
--eucalyptus, sage, thyme, oak leaves & an acorn, parsley fern, birch bark, nail clippings.
--hair blood cedar wood or another protective oil Dragon's Blood ink
Perform actual ritual on the Full Moon. Construct the "skeleton" out of dogwood twigs, lashing the twigs together with black thread, using an acorn for the head. I'm used nine herbs, cotton thread & stuffing, eucalyptus, sage, thyme, oak leaves & an acorn, parsley, some dogwood shavings, fern and birch bark. I began consecrating and grinding these items, meditating on the purpose all the while three nights before the full moon. Mix in nail clippings, hair and some blood (not necessary, I just like to use it on my personal spells). On a piece of birch bark draw the rune of "Ohl" with Dragon's Blood ink roll it up and tie it to the "torso' of the poppet with black thread. Fashion clothes out of your own clothing and apply some of your own hair to the poppet. On the night of the full moon cast your circle and sew the clothes onto the little guy and stuff him. After your done stuffing it, anoint it with cedar wood or another protective oil and placing your poppet on the pentacle on the altar. Meditate in the purpose and then dedicate it to the south. incantation :
Magic doll, my little friend.
Away from me all harm you send.
Protect me now through day and night,
as I bless you with this rite.
All empowered these herbs within.
See me safe through thick and thin.
Protect me now oh little one.
Keep me safe and harm to none.
Blessed by the powers of three.
As I will, So Mote it Be!
Take the poppet and pass it through the flame to the south, the water to the west, the salt to the North, and the smoke (sandalwood) to the East. After that put it into a white muslin pouch with a black and white agate, some rose petals and a rosemary sprig. On the pouch again draw the rune of Ohl with Dragon's Blood ink. Carry this pouch with you and recharge or change the herbs every so often.

LOVE POPPETS SPELL TO RETURN AND KEEP YOUR LOST LOVE

These poppets are to represent you and him/her. With any sympathetic Magick what is done to the poppets is done to the lovers. A poppet is a specially constructed cloth doll. It is a simple rough figure from 2 pieces of cloth. While cutting the cloth, concentrate on who it will represent. It may then be worked on further with embroidering it with facial features, special characteristics such as a beard, moustache, long hair, etc. Even astrological signs and the person's name can be embroidered onto the doll to help symbolize who it represents. Sew the figure leaving the top open. The figure should then be stuffed with the appropriate herbs again concentrating on the person. You must use any 3 or more of these love herbs: Verbena, Vervain, Rosemary, Rose petals, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Yarrow, Valerian, Catnip, Lavender, Rosebuds, Strawberry leaves, Jasmine or Ginger may be used. (These herbs are ruled by Venus) Along with the love herbs; add to your lover's poppet, some of your moon-blood (a powerful option), some of your pubic hair and some of your underarm hair (don't shave your armpits for a few days if this spell is to work well!) The top may then be sewn closed. The two figures must be prepared this way. One representing each of the lovers. Now name the figures as you hold them focusing on the intent of the spell - him/her returning to you.  Say: "Your name is ----- you are now his/her/my---- true essence"
Bind the figures face to face with red ribbon or thread. Now "put them to bed" in small box and keep safe. Each day at the same time exactly, dress a red candle with rose or jasmine oil or even olive oil massaging it in from the ends to the middle to imbue it as a tool of Magick with your personal Magick and energy - also you may have both your names inscribed on it inside a heart shape (with a sharp pin) and burn it for 15 minutes holding the poppets, focusing on your ex-lover and willing him to return thinking of all the loving times you have spent together and picturing in your mind you both together. Holding the bound poppets high up over the candle so the poppets get warm a little but do not get too hot. Now Say: "I melt your heart as I melt this wax Name ----even as this wax flows,
So your love glows stronger for me I melt your heart as I melt this wax Even as this wax flows, So your love flows back stronger to me I melt your heart as I melt this wax Even as this wax flows, So you are reminded of all your love for me I melt your heart as I melt this wax And by fire of love and it's molten flow Return Name ----- and your love for me show. I call name----back to (your) name---- so mote it be! Say last line 3x3 times
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TO MAKE A POPPET

To make a poppet, take two pieces of cloth with right sides facing each other. A bit of fabric from an old shirt or other garment is best. From them, cut an image of a person (yourself). Sew them together, leaving an opening for stuffing. Next, take a dried rose and pull the petals off in a counter-clockwise manner, repeating, "Doubt torn away, confidence today." Place the petals inside the poppet and sew up the hole. On the outside, paint or embroider a word or emblem which symbolizes uncertainty to you. Then place the poppet in the light of a waning moon to reduce your reservations. After 10 days bury the poppet along with your hesitations.

POPPET
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Grave dirt or earth Rosemary Sage Piece of smoky quartz Piece of amethyst Some item from the person A poppet can be sewn to represent the malicious person. Fill it with earth (grave dirt if you can find it), rosemary, sage, a piece of smoky quartz and a piece of amethyst. Also enclose a piece of the person's fingernails, a lock of hair, or another personal item. Handwriting can be enclosed if you have nothing else. Photos can be used also.

A POPPET SPELL
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First you will need to form a bond between the person and the doll. Use this simple naming ritual:
"Little one, I made you and now I give you life
I name you (persons name)
Her body is your body
Her breath is your breath
Her passion is your passion
Her blood is your blood
Though separate you were
Now you are one."

HEALING WITH POPPETS

The Poppet can be used for healing purposes-in fact that is probably its primary use. The Poppet can also be used for love magic. The same construction method is used: two outlines cut from cloth, sewn together and marked with identifying symbols and characteristics (all whilst concentrating your thoughts on the person it represents). You should stuff the Poppet with the herb appropriate for the person's ailment. If ever in doubt as to what to use, stuff the Poppet with Calendula (also called Marigold, Marybud, Holibud- Calendula officinalis), which is a cure-all. You should name the Poppet (as in love-magic, to symbolically represent the person who is to benefit from the healing spell), sprinkling and censing it, then lay it on the altar. Should you be working for someone who has had surgery, then make an incision in the Poppet in the appropriate place. Then, taking it up from the altar, concentrate on the healing and direct your power into the patient as you sew up the incision. You can do Auric and/or Pranic healing using the Poppet in lieu of the actual person. Once you have named and consecrated the Poppet, then anything you do to it, of course, you do to that person.

POPPET HEALING SPELL
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Take a poppet and sprinkle it liberally with blessing oil. Rub a perfume oil all over your hands and hold them over the dolls head, palms open and say: "You are very ill-be healed. You will recover-be healed. Heal! Heal! Heal!" Now blend equal amounts of Rosemary perfume oil, Violet perfume oil, Voodoo oil and Damnation powder. Mix thoroughly until you have a paste. Completely coat the doll from top to bottom with this mixture and repeat the words given above. After several times, carefully wrap the coated doll in a piece of red cloth and hide it away, it must not be seen for several days. Then take the doll and burn it and scatter the ashes to the wind.

POPPET SPELL

Moon in Gemini or Capricorn. Month of August. Waning moons. On bright, sunlit days. Gather a piece or paper, one gray crayon, one bright crayon (orange- yellow is good), matches, and a small item to represent yourself (perhaps a pebble). On the left side of the paper write in gray the word "doubt", and draw a cloud over the word. On the right side, use the bright crayon to draw a sun with the word "assurance" underneath it. Then lay the paper before you, placing the symbol of self on the left side. Slowly, while repeating the
phrase, "From doubt to certainty, light to mark my way. Misgivings be gone, I'm seizing the day." Move the stone across the page until it sets firmly on the word "assurance". Next, take a deep breath and tear away the left side of the paper, releasing your breath as you finish tearing. Burn that side to literally destroy you doubt. Wrap the remaining paper around the stone or object and carry it to encourage confidence every day.

BANISHING SPELL

1/2 ounce olive oil 15 drops pine oil 12 drops rue oil 7 drops pepper oil 10 drops peppermint oil flower: crushed black peppercorns gem: obsidian or black onyx As with most recipes, you'll probably have to substitute, this is a good thing, it makes it your own. Be careful though as most of the oils called for are skin irritants. Make a poppet out of black cloth, stuff it with cotton balls or batting and tobacco. Add hair and/or nail clippings if you have them. Sew it closed and staple a picture of the person to the front of the poppet (if you have one). Carve the person's name into a black candle and add the runes Thurisaz, Isa, Eihwaz, Dark Moon, Widdershins and Bars. (Dark Moon is a filled-in circle; Bars is a tic-tac-toe with 4 lines up and 4 lines across; Widdershins is a counter-clockwise spiral with a an arrowhead at the end.) Anoint the Poppet and Candle with Banishing Oil (if you can't make the oil, a single oil with
banishing properties can be used). Cast a circle, invoke the elements and the God or Goddess you are working with (I'd use The Morrigan, but she can be rather volatile). Light the altar candles. Light the black candle and adjust the mirror so that the flame is reflected in the glass. Hold the poppet out in front of you and say: "Creature of cloth thou art, Now creature of flesh and blood you be. I name you (name of the person you are binding). No more shall you do me harm, No more shall you spread false tales, No more shall you interfere in my life, nor in the lives of my loved ones. By the power of the Gods and by my will, So mote it be!" Draw an invoking pentagram over the poppet. Take a red ribbon and begin to wrap the poppet like a mummy, leaving so space unwrapped. Say: "I bind your feet from bringing you to harm me. I bind your hands from reaching out to harm me. I bind your mouth from spreading tales to harm me. I bind your mind from sending energy to harm me. If you do so continue, let all negative energy be cast and reflected directly back at you!" Tie off the ribbon and hold the poppet in front of the mirror while you visualize all negative energy this person has sent to you being reflected back to them. Wrap the poppet in black cloth and tie with another length of ribbon. Say: "Great Mother, I have bound this person from harming me and my loved ones. By the powers of three times three By Earth and Fire, Aire and Sea I fix this spell, then set it free 'Twill give no harm to return on me As I will, so mote it be!" Let the candle burn out while the poppet sits at its base, then take the poppet and the remains of the candle far from your home and bury it deep in the ground or toss it in the ocean and walk away without looking back. Author's note: This spell is very powerful and works quite well. I've never had the need for a different binding spell. Sometimes binding spells work in unexpected
ways. The person you are binding may suddenly decide to move away, they may have a change of heart and turn into a decent person after all, they may go through a horrible streak of bad luck
and learn their lessons the hard way. There is an outside chance that if they are projecting enough negative energy, the might end up hurt. Be assured, they were only caught in the backwash of their own negativity.

PROSPERITY SPELL AND THE RITUAL

Do this spell when the Moon is out and shining brightly.
--poppet made out of green cloth, leave the head open chamomile for money
--rosemary for luck basil for success needle and thread
Directional elementals (earth, incense for air, fire, water) Altar Devotion, Casting the Circle As you walk around the circle three times, imagine a green, soothing mist trailing from your fingers, enveloping you and enclosing your magic circle. "I conjure the magic circle I am safe within the Goddess' womb A sacred place, a world apart Where enchantment births and magic starts With Air and Fire, Water and Earth I circle round the Mother's girth This circle is sealed"
Drawing Down the Moon: Stand holding your athame, legs slightly apart, arms at your side.
Breathe deeply. Raise the athame to your lips, holding it with both hands, and then point it toward the moon. Feel the energy of the moon move through the athame, down your arms and into your whole being.
Invocation to the Goddess: "Wondrous Lady of the Moon Mistress of all magic and protectress of all Wicca Life-giving mother I greet you at the waxing of the moon's power I invite you to attend my Full Moon rite"
Invocation to the God: "Radiant King of the Heavens Master of beasts wild and free Horned stag I greet you at the waxing of the moon's power I invite you to attend my Full Moon rite"
Meditation and Chant to the Goddess: Sit with your spine straight, legs crossed, hands in your lap. Close your eyes and visualize the Goddess, however she appears to you. Feel her arms around you in
a protective embrace. When you have the vision firmly planted, begin chanting softly: "Starry Goddess, Full of Light I honor you this Full Moon Night" Repeat, feeling your energy grow. This energy will be used during the following spellworking.
Spellworking: Cleanse and consecrate poppet for workings of magic. Stuff it with the herbs. Sew the opening closed. "Goddess of Opportunity Bring good things in life to me I'll be alert to all you send Goddess be my helpful friend" Repeat 3 times, envisioning the opportunities you wish to come to you.
Reverse Lunar Draw: Raise the athame to the moon, then bring it to your lips and back down to your side, releasing the energy you built during the Drawing. Thank the Goddess and God. Release the Circle. Walk back around the circle, pulling the mist back into your hands. Place the poppet in your closet, your car, your handbag or somewhere else close to you. You can re-work this spell at the next full moon if you feel it's necessary. Good things will soon come.

TO STOP GOSSIP

First make a doll of the person and while you sew up the dolls lips as you chant - "If nothing but ill from your lips can fall, then let there be nothing from them at all"

Lucky Money Charm

For a lucky charm that will bring you prosperity, make a small poppet containing a winning lottery ticket, a single die, and a golden coin. Stuff it full with red, green, or gold paper. Sew it up and say:
Fortune, fortune, Gamelia be!
Forever fortune bring to me.
By this poppet, close I'll stay.
Fortune bright find me today!

Carry the poppet with you when you need a burst of good financial luck.

Notes: Gamelia is the lucky aspect of the goddess Hera.