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 personBANISHING 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.
--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 cedarwood 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 cedarwood 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.