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
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
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.
--dogwood twigs and shavings, black thread, an acorn, black cotton thread &
--eucalyptus, sage, thyme, oak leaves & an acorn, parsley fern, birch bark,
--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
|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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.