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Poppet Binding Spell

Poppet Binding Spell

The purpose of this spell is to rid yourself of the negative energies of someone who is mentally or emotionally abusing you. If done properly, it will not harm the object of the spell nor will it affect his or her daily life in any way. It will simply make the person powerless to mentally or emotionally harm you.

Preform when Moon is dark

Materials:

Small cloth doll,(poppet) leave the head unstitched until you are ready to begin the ritual Needle and thread

Some personal item from the person you want to bind (fingernail clippings, hair, handwriting sample)

Black ribbon

Black candle

Cauldron or other fireproof container

Sterilized needle

Piece of parchment paper and pen or quill

One candle at each quarter (optional)

 

Ritual:

Call the quarters – I like to use candles at each quarter to form a circle of fire for extra protection. Light the black candle Concentrating deeply on the person you are binding, place the personal object inside the head of the doll and sew it shut.Tie the black ribbon around the poppet’s head, signifying the binding of that person.

‘With harm to none, my will be done

I hereby bind you (name of person)

Your words cannot harm me

Your thoughts cannot harm me

You cannot harm me’

Continue chanting this or something like it until you feel power surging through you. Visualize the person helpless to slander or verbally and mentally abuse you while you are chanting.

~ Now, to bind the spell ~

If you have a sigil or a craft name, sign it on the small piece of paper. If not, sign your own full name. If others are working the ritual with you, they too should sign the paper. With the sterilized needle, prick one of your fingers and put a small drop of blood over your signature. Again, if others are working with you, they should place a drop of blood over their signatures. (using a different needle, of course) Fold the paper, light it on fire and drop it into the cauldron (which should be on a heat-proof surface!). Meditate on the flames until the paper completely burns away. If you are working with a group, join hands at this point and feel the power surging around the circle as the spell is bound. Ground and center Release the circle. Thank the Goddess and God for their protection and power Bury the doll as far away from you as possible within the next few days.

 

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Lady A’s Spell of the Day for May 4th: Binding Someone Dangerous

 

Lady A’s Spell of the Day

COVEN LIFE
Spell to Bind Someone Dangerous

Timing: Best performed on Saturday (Saturn’s Day, to bind a criminal, one who intends to do harm, to bring someone to justice).

Supplies:

•a poppet made to represent the person in question
•a black candle
•myrrh incense
•red ribbon

Cast a circle. Light a black candle and burn myrrh incense. Sprinkle the poppet with salt water, saying:

Blessed be, thou creature made of art.
By art made, by art changed.
Thou art not cloth (or wax, whatever)
But flesh and blood.
I name thee ___________ (person being bound)
Thou art s/he, between the worlds, in all the worlds,
So mote it be.

Hold the poppet and imagine it enmeshed in a silver net, binding the person in question. Tie the poppet up firmly with red ribbon, binding all parts of it that could possibly do harm. Charge it, saying:

By air and earth,
By water and fire,
So be you bound,
As I desire.
By three and nine,
Your power I bind.
By moon and sun,
My will be done.
Sky and sea
Keep harm from me.
Cord go round,
Power be bound,
Light revealed,
Now be sealed.

Earth the power and open the circle. Bury the poppet at the time of the waning moon, far from your home, under a heavy rock.

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Poppet Pattern

poppet

Print and cut out this pattern to make your own magickal poppets. [Enlarge the pattern to whatever size you want the finished poppet to be. Remember to make it about a half-inch larger all the way around to allow for the seams when sewing it together.]

Materials:

1 12-inch by 12-inch square of felt or other material to match skin color or magickal intent
sewing thread
sewing and embroidery needles
cotton batting or fiberfill for stuffing (optional)
herbs, incense, stones, and candles appropriate for purpose
a bit of fingernail, lock of hair or other momento of person for which poppet is intended
embroidery floss or fabric paint to match eye and lip color
yarn to match hair color
small scrap of fabric in the appropriate color for heart (green or blue for healing, pink or red for love, etc)

Instructions:

1. Print and cut out the poppet pattern.

2. Fold material, right sides together.

3.. Pin the pattern on the material, then cut out.

4. Proceed with poppet magick.

From http://www.earthwitchery.com/pattern.html

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Poppet Magick

Before we get into the process, let’s take some time to look at the magickal theory behind poppet magick, a form of sympathetic magick.

TYPES OF POPPETSThere’s a lot of room for creativity in poppet magick, as you’ll soon see. If you don’t have sewing supplies on hand, use wax or even potatoes. Some have been known to stuff gloves. The possibilities are endless. For some creative examples of poppets, go here.

Wax PoppetsThis is an intriguing poppet. If you saw the movie “Witches of Eastwick”, you saw Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle whats-her-name make one of these.

Take 7 white candles (new candles, not used) and melt down in a double boiler on low heat. You don’t want to melt them down to liquid, just soften them so they can be worked with. (If indeed you do liquidize them, just let them cool until they can be handled.) Remove wicks.

Rub lavender oil on your palms and fingers before working the wax. When the
wax can be easily shaped (don’t burn your hands!), begin to shape your poppet. Oils, herbs, and personal effects (hair, nails) should be kneaded into the wax. Try to incorporate some of the features of the person. Are they thin? Stocky? Any distinguishing features will help.

When the figure is shaped, place a representation of the heart in the chest area. This can be a piece of copal resin, a small piece of tourmaline, or any other stone or item that represents the heart. Take a pin or other pointed object and draw your magickal representations on the figure.

A variation on this process would be to rub an oil that corresponds to your magickal intent on your hands as you shape the poppet. Rose if it’s a love poppet. Patchouli for a prosperity poppet. Any oil that you would incorporate into the spell would be appropriate.

Cloth poppetsMy favorite method. Cut two identical gingerbread shapes from fabric. (See
pattern). Felt, cotton, or muslin is suitable, but so is fabric from the subject’s old shirt or any piece of clothing. Embroider, draw, or paint magickal symbols, words, anything meaningful to the spell on the right side of one piece of your pattern. Green eyes? Dark hair? This is where you add those details. Right sides together, sew the shapes together, leaving a good sized hole to stuff it with.

Prepare your herbal mixture. For those of you into numerology, one method is
to choose a number that corresponds with your magickal intent and add that number of herbs. I use multiples of three in my poppet blends. Using multiples of three, a prosperity blend might include patchouli, honeysuckle, and basil. If I’m adding honeysuckle flowers, I might add 6 or 9. I mix my personal effects with these herbs (hair, fingernails, a cut up picture, whatever I have.) For a money spell, I might shred a dollar or add three silver coins. For a healing spell, I might add a stone that represents the ailing body part and use herbs that would medicinally treat the sickness. This is where you can get entirely creative. I like to place representations of the heart inside cloth poppets. Again, a piece of copal resin or tourmaline would do nicely if stuffing inside. Some sew hearts on the outside in a color corresponding to the purpose of the spell.

You don’t have to stuff the poppet entirely with herbs. You can include a small herbal mixture with other kinds of stuffing — batting, shredded paper, whatever you have on hand. I just love the smell and feel of poppets stuffed entirely with herbs. Once you’re satisfied with the stuffing, sew the poppet up and consecrate.

Paper PoppetsThe easiest of all. Cut a gingerbread figure from a piece of clean paper. Write the name of the person for whom you’re making your poppet on the paper. Draw your sigils and any other distinguishing signs. This is a very quick, yet surprisingly effective alternative to putting hours into poppet design. Anoint the paper with herbal oils corresponding to your spellwork. For the emergencies or impromptu spells.

Root or Wood PoppetsSeveral herbal roots and wood are very well suited for poppet magick. Of course, there is the mystical mandrake. This wo/man-shaped root has been used for centuries in sympathetic magick, especially love magick. To activate a dried mandrake, place it on the altar undisturbed for three days. Then place it in warm water overnight. The root will then be activated and ready for any magickal purpose. A human shaped mandrake root is going to be very expensive. Substitute ash roots, apples, root of the briony, or the American may apple if the cost is prohibitive. Ginseng root has a human shape, and is especially good for protection, love, and healing spells. Ginseng is expensive too, though!

Poppet shapes can be carved from wood. Apple wood is a great choice. This can be labor intensive unless you are a wood carver or just happen to find a nicely shaped branch or stick.

Clay PoppetsBuy clay or gather from the riverside. When your figure is formed, hollow out a hole in the heart area to place hair, nail clippings, herbs, or other magickal ingredients. Cover the hole with clay and proceed with spell. Clay poppets may crack if dried too quickly. If cracking occurs, wet fingers and smooth clay over cracks. Repeat daily, if needed, until poppet is dry.

Mr. Potato HeadPotatoes can be carved into poppets. Apples too. A carrot would make a good fertility poppet. Are you getting the idea that just about anything will work as a poppet? Focus and magickal intent are the keys.

CONSECRATING THE POPPETAs with all magick, it’s best to perform it when the moon and other astrological signs are favorable. (For a list of moon phases, signs, etc and their magickal correspondences, go here.)

Gather your materials. Cast a circle. Construct a chant to use while making
your poppet. This can be as elaborate as a sigil or as simple as repeating
the name of the poppet’s intended or a rhyme stating your magickal purpose.
Visualize your magickal intent as you work.

When the poppet is finished, lay it on the altar and repeat this or
something like it:

Though separate you were,
Now you are one.
The link of unison has begun.
Continue with your spell, visualizing what you intend to accomplish. Close the circle.

CARE OF YOUR POPPETSAfter performing your magick, wrap the poppet in a white cloth and store in a safe place. You should keep the poppet safe until the magick has manifested. I’ve worked magick on the same poppet more than once. I’m one of those witches who sees no harm in repeating spells (as long as you don’t obsess over your magick). Some witches are strongly opposed to this.

DISPOSING OF YOUR POPPETSTake it apart and bury it after the magick has manifested. Be sure to sever the magickal connection between the poppet and the person it represented with this or a similar chant.

By the Moon and Stars
and Goddess above.
I now sever this link
with thanks and love.

ETHICS OF POPPET MAGICKNever manipulate another person through poppet magick.
Never manipulate another person through poppet magick.
Never manipulate another person through poppet magick.

Poppet magick is a very powerful form of magick. For this reason, it’s
important to use it with care. Never make a poppet to represent another person without their permission. This is the psychic equivalent of rape. Never construct a poppet for malicious purposes, that is, to torment or harm another person.

Ever mind the Rule of Three
Three times what thou givest returns to thee
From http://www.earthwitchery.com/poppet-magick.html

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Poppet Doll

The Healing Poppet is a Wiccan title assigned to what has traditionally been known as the Voodoo Doll; however, the two cultures differ greatly in their uses of the magical dolls. The Wiccan cultures do not use these type of dolls for cursing, or for any negative purposes whatsoever. On the other hand, cursing, and hexing are the primary uses for such dolls in the Voodoo culture. The dolls are usually made from socks, shirts, pants, or any pieces of clothing or a cloth, as long as it belongs to the person you are directing the magic toward. Ideally the closer the association between the person and the material all the better. The first thing you will need to do to make your Healing Poppet is to lay out the material you have from the person you wish to heal, and draw a pattern of the doll you want to create using a pattern similar to the one illustrated in the next picture. Keep in mind, you will be hand sewing the doll together, so you may want to keep the size of the doll fairly small. After you’ve drawn the front and back of the pattern, cut them out, and place them together so they match up. Now, you can begin to sew the sides together with your needle and thread. I do not recommend the use of a sewing machine to complete the doll, as this will detract from the potency of your magical intentions. The easiest way to sew the doll up, with respect to filling it up later with herbs, would be to begin on the shoulder area, and work your way down the body, and back up to the other shoulder. To make the body of your doll more aesthetically pleasing, you can turn the doll inside out after you sew the body together; although, you will not be able to do this with the head, and the stitches will still be seen. You are now ready to fill the doll up with your herbs, which will vary depending on the work you are performing. Use a pencil, or small stick to poke the herbs through the head to the legs and arms. When you have the entire body filled up, except for the head, you proceed to fill up the head area, as best you can, then sew it up to finish the doll. If you so desire, you can add finishing touches such as yarn for hair, and small stitches for the eyes and mouth. You can also highlight particular areas of ailment and illness by stitching marks where the illnesses lie. For the doll to be effective, the key is to concentrate on healing the sick person while creating the doll itself. Once the doll is completed, place it in a safe place, where it will not be seen, such as under the bed, or in a closet. You do not have to place the doll close to the ill person for this to be effective, nor do they have to know that the doll has ever been made.

Flowers, Dawn (2012-03-24). The Spell Book of Wiccan Shadows (Kindle Locations 553-556). Under the Moon. Kindle Edition.

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Poppet Spell to Bind an Enemy

POPPET SPELL 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.

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Attraction Poppet or Figure

Attraction Poppet or Figure

Needed:
A rock
Red candle
Lighter
Bed sheet
Barbie or Ken-like doll or pink poppet
A cup
Rubber band
Target’s picture
A pink cloth
Shoe box
Black magick marker

Find a quiet place where you can turn out all the lights and be undisturbed. Get a bed sheet and make a circle out of it by tying the ends together. Take some salt and trace a triangle with the apex to the circle on a flat surface, like card board over carpet. Place a rock at the base of the triangle and place a candle at the apex. Light it and step into the circle. Sit down in it. Take the figure/poppet and fasten his picture to it with a rubber band or place inside the poppet. Hold the figure/poppet.

Trace a unicursal hexagram clockwise beginning in the upper left corner with the cup. Visualize lines, the color pink. Then say this:

“Jupiter, I summon they to aid me in this rite, to empower me with what I need.”

Take the pink cloth and sign your name. Then sign: “Jupiter”. (If you know Automatic Handwriting, have the spirit sign the cloth.) Then take the cloth and wrap the action figure or poppet in it and place it all in the shoe box. Thank the spirit from Jupiter and license it to depart by tracing the hexagram counterclockwise at the same upper left point and say:

“So be it.”

Put the shoebox in a safe place where it will not be disturbed.

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Daily Witch Craft for Saturday


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Daily Witch Craft for Saturday

Poppets

 

The poppet is one of the most misunderstood tools in witchcraft today. If you even mention poppet work to people, they get very nervous, very quickly. Personally, I don’t see what the fuss is about. Using a poppet in protection magick is a practical and powerful way to bind a troublemaker. A poppet is a small cloth doll in the rough shape of a human. To me, it always looks like a gingerbread-man shape. It is sewn up by hand, leaving the side open to stuff the doll with natural materials, such as cotton batting or sphagnum moss. A simple face is drawn on to the doll, and then sympathetic items are added into the stuffing of the doll to link it to the individual who needs to be bound.

 

These items of sympathy may be shed hair, nail clippings or a sample of the person’s handwriting. This item creates a physical link to the miscreant. The doll is sewn closed, and then you ceremonially bind up the doll with white ribbon or a cord. You wrap the ribbon around the arms and hands, and then around the feet and legs, to symbolically restrict their movements. If the person who is causing all the trouble is running their mouth, then wrap the ribbon around the head and right over the drawn on mouth too, effectively keeping all parts of the person bound from causing any more harm.

 

Some modern books on the Craft today recommend that you keep the doll very small so that you can keep it with you and keep an eye on it at all times. While I like the idea of a travel sized poppet, hauling it around with you all the time, in my opinion, is a bad idea. Think of how much explaining you’d have to do if for some reason that bound poppet came out of your purse or pocket, or if someone else accidentally found it. Instead, I recommend tucking away the poppet somewhere safe in your home, where no one will find it and it’s well out of the way.

 

Book of Witchery
Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

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