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As children, many of us had that one sacred object, that inanimate companion that used to provide us a sense of warmth and security. Though at times we did not understand how or why, these toys brought us comfort when we needed them to and made us feel safe when we held them close.
In our own way, we were employing the use of poppet magic, a sort of sympathetic magic that involves the use of dolls (which are usually representative of actual people, protective spirits, or deity). We were imbuing these toys with love energy, similar to the way people would imbue fetishes, muñequitas, corn husk dolls, and other such figures and talismans with magickal energy for ritual workings.
Contrary to the popular characterization of Voodoo as evil or sinister, “voodoo dolls” actually weren’t created with the intent to cause harm to others. In fact, they were…
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