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Voodoo doll of myself?
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I have just started on voodoun and hoodoo and was wonder how to make a voodoo doll of myself. Does anyone know how to?
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Generally they are made from fabric or other material in the likeness of the person the doll is designed to represent (in this case, you). Facial features, clothes and hair can be added as desired. The doll is then stuffed with padding or often rice and items of representation are added, such as hair or nail clippings to allow the doll to act as representation. When sealed up the dolls are then often either: Named as a representation of the person or they are sometimes Baptized in the name of the person they represent.

The dolls can then go on to be used in workings for the individual.

Note: Voodoo dolls are only those created by individuals initiated into the religion of Voodoo, outside of this they are Doll Babies or Poppets.

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What do you mean by initialized into the religion?
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Vodou (voodoo) is a religion. It's often confused with hoodoo. A lot of people claim to "practice" it. When in actuality they're usually referring to kitchen witchery. Either that or they, like so many online "Wiccans" claim to be practitioners of the religion, but haven't actually been initiated. Many religions require an initiation, including Vodou, Wicca, and even Islam. Just like you can't wake up one day and decide you're a Muslim, without taking the Shahada in front of at least three reputable witnesses, a Vodouist goes through an initiation where they get in touch with their Lwa.

The too long, didn't read version: If you haven't undergone a ceremony to become a Vodouist, it isn't a voodoo doll, it's a poppet.

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Hello. for practice the Voodoo I made the voodoo. and it is someone living in Africa who sends me the objects for the practice. if you are serious we could talk in email.
have a nice day

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I would be extremely cautious about someone offering to "send stuff to make Voodoo."

Voodoo is a closed initiatory practice. A person must be chosen for the practice, and undergoes a very involved initiation, in-person, by seasoned practitioners of the faith.

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To simply answer your question, to make a doll you can use play dough or artist's clay.Just give it 2 arms, 2 legs, a torso and a head. However as already stated you may not make Vodou doll as that is a sacred technique in the religion.

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