Spirit dolls are one of the many magickal objects that have gotten a bad rap due to misinformation. This is unfortunate, because when it comes to pinpoint accuracy in focusing on a target, they are fantastic.
Here are two examples of spirit dolls:
One of the best known and least understood of the spirit doll family is the Voodoo doll.
The ignorant have taught the masses that they are dolls used solely to bring pain, discomfort and even death to those whose image they bear. This is a complete fabrication. In reality, you can equally use Voodoo dolls to bring prosperity, healing and good fortune to a target. It’s all down to the intent of the doll’s creator.
Interestingly, if you take the time to talk to those who practice Voodoo, you will find that historically and now a vast majority of the dolls are ones created with positive intent.
In Europe, the spirit dolls that carry the biggest stigma are poppets.
Unlike Voodoo dolls, you can make poppets from a great variety of materials. Two of the most historically favoured are wax and cloth.
As with voodoo dolls, various magickal practitioners have used them for a myriad of purposes, some to build and others to destroy.
What spirit dolls truly are
Spirit dolls, as I mentioned above, are magickal-focusing tools (or literally homes for spirits, depending on your intent when making them).
They’re uniqueness lies in their ability to take the intent of your unconscious mind and bring it to a laser-like focus on a specific aspect of your target. The reason they can do this so effectively is that you, or the one you purchase the doll from forms every part of them with the target and what you intend for her in mind.
If you’re interested in making your own spirit doll, the Soul Path Tribe will be making dolls as a craft project next month. We’d love to see your creative added there too!