(1) Do Voodoo Dolls really work? I'm very interested, but I'm a beginner.. which Voodoo Dolls should I get?
Voodoo Dolls do work! In New Orleans we use
Voodoo Dolls as focusing tools - they help us to enrich our lives with
Good Health and many other positive influences. It is actually you the practitioner, who "works" the doll or any other magickal tool.
Through focused creative
visualization, you can truly achieve just about any positive
purpose. Voodoo Authentica offers a selection of over 100
Voodoo Dolls, made & blessed by
our wonderful group of
local New Orleans Folk Artists,
Spiritualists, Healers and Voodoo Practitioners.
Each individual on our team has been sought out because of the
time, love, energy and care which they put into the creation of
every unique item.
beginner, you may want to try our basic, general purpose
Orleans, Voodoo Doll. If you'd like to get a lot of
practitioner-made items (including a doll) with complete
instructions for a great value, we highly suggest our
Voodoo Authentica Ritual Kit.
It contains all the materials you'll need to do your own Voodoo
Voodoo Authentica's Handmade & Blessed Small New Orleans Voodoo
Voodoo Ritual Mini Stick Candles
Voodoo Authentica's Hand-Blended & Blessed Practitioner-Made
Voodoo Authentica's Practitioner Made &
Blessed Mini Gris Gris (Mojo) Bag
Voodoo Ritual Mini Incense Sticks
Parchment Paper, Black Spanish Moss & Complete Instructions.
To seriously enhance your
knowledge of Voodoo & Magick, we also highly recommend that you
read the book,
Priestess Luisah Teish. Born & raised in New
Teish is an amazing practitioner/author and a dear
personal friend. I can't say enough about the wealth of
information contained within the pages of
"Jambalaya" - numerous practical rituals are outlined
in detail, there are charts on how to build alters, to all of
Orisha (African Spirit Forces),
several recipes for
Spiritual Baths and other
Magickal Items appear throughout the book. For the
beginner or the advanced practitioner,
"Jambalaya" is simply a must have. Hope this
info helps-we wish you great success on your path
(2) Hi, I was curious about
ordering a 'clay head' voodoo doll. Although, I was
wondering........where in the world do you GET the real hair to
place on the doll?
When we say the clay head doll may be ordered with actual hair
or painted hair; we simply mean that hair is actually affixed to
the doll's head and not painted on. It is not real hair, it's
synthetic. We would not use real hair, which contains a person's
energy, unless it was sent to us by our client who ordered the
doll. Hope this answers your question!
(3) What is the difference between a male voodoo doll and a female
Hi, thanks so much for your inquiry! If a doll is being made to
affect change in a specific person's life, it will be made to
resemble them as much as possible. In those cases, it is not
usually difficult at all to sex the doll. Some practitioners
will use hair & nail clippings from the individual and many are
even made to be anatomically correct. Many times, a doll is
created with its intended purpose in mind and not its sex, so
it's not always easy to tell just by looking at the doll, if it
is male or female. A pink doll with very large breasts and
obvious, exaggerated female genitalia is more than likely for
fertility. A doll with a large penis which has a black pin stuck
directly in its privates was more than likely made by a "folk
magician" to keep the man faithful. If it's purpose & sex are
not apparent by merely looking at the doll, then rely on your
instincts -- they don't often fail you. Truly look at & "feel
out" a doll intended for or already used in magick and it will
just about always have a story to tell. Hope this answers your
4) I am about to give a speech on Voodoo dolls
and am having a hard time understanding the how the pins are used. I have done a
lot of research and it is hard to find detailed info. Please help me anyway
possible. Thank you, Stephanie
First of all, not everyone uses pins in Voodoo dolls; many
practitioners of magick do not. When they ARE used, their
purpose is to act as a focusing tool to help the practitioner
focus their healing energy into particular areas of the doll.
Also consider reading the excellent reference book Jambalaya by
Luisah Teish. Hope this info helps. Good luck with your project!
(5) Do Voodoo Authentica Dolls and other Voodoo objects do harm or
None of the Voodoo Authentica Dolls or other items should be
feared. Only "good energy" is put into the dolls as they are
being made and we can be sure of this, because we know all of
the local New Orleans Artists, Spiritualists, Healers and/or
Voodoo Practitioners, who make them personally. They are all
close and trusted friends who we respect and who definitely are
"people of light."
(6) What is the difference of how voodoo dolls are made today and
how they were first made?
Essentially, Voodoo dolls/effigies are made in much the same way
now as they were in ancient times. A practitioner uses materials
which are indigenous to their area and readily available. The
materials used to construct the doll are as varied as the many
regions in which dolls were and still are constructed. You'll
see dolls of clay, cotton, mud, moss, straw, hair (animal &
human), and combinations of these and many other materials,
depending on where you are in the world.
The doll's intended purpose also effects the look of the doll
and how it is made; another ancient practice still used today.
Ex: A fertility doll will still often have exaggerations of the
female form. Basically, the purpose of a doll can, and usually
does, effect the practitioner's choice of color, look,
materials, etc., when creating a doll/effigy. Sometimes, these
images are also made for general purposes; so that they can
represent a particular person and their many needs and desires,
often through a lifetime!
(7) How would I go about making a Voodoo Doll? What are the
necessities in the production of a Voodoo Doll?
You can use just about anything to make a doll. Traditionally,
Voodooists have used what is indigenous to their area. For us in
Louisiana, it's a lot of moss used as stuffing, sticks from
local trees to form a cross as a base for the doll which we wrap
the moss around and cotton or other natural fabric wrapped
around the base and moss to create a head and "clothes." We
often include a personal item of the individual we are trying to
affect with the doll. We use the completed doll as a focusing
tool to create positive changes in our lives and the lives of
others in need of assistance. Good luck in creating your own
dolls! Voodoo Authentica offers a selection of 60+ authentic
Voodoo dolls with instructions.
(8) Do Voodoo Dolls really work? Which doll(s) should I get?
Yes, Voodoo dolls do work!! But it is you as the practitioner
who "works" the doll or any other focusing tool. Voodoo
Authentica suggests that you order a full Voodoo Ritual Kit,
instead of a doll on its own, so that you may familiarize
yourself with some magickal basics that are included in the
kit's instructions. It is highly recommend that you read the
book Jambalaya by Voodoo Priestess Luisah Teish, in order to
gain a better understanding of what focusing tools, such as
dolls, are used for and how they are used.
Voodoo Authentica offers a selection of 60+ authentic
Voodoo dolls with instructions. Each doll is made by
local New Orleans Artists, Spiritualists, Healers and/or Voodoo
Practitioners. Each of these individuals has been sought out
because of the time, love, energy and care which they put into
the creation of each and every unique item. If you follow the
instructions that come with each doll, you and the dolls will
work your magick together.
(9) I tried to make a "real" Voodoo doll the other day for the
first time. Several of my friends were laughing at me. Recently,
someone has done a great wrong towards me - should I use the
doll against them, or should I just forget about it. I don't
want the person HURT, I just want them to be taught a lesson. Thanx!
Thanks so much for your inquiry. First of all, I think its great
that you're being creative and making your own doll to use for
magick. It's usually best to keep your magick private & to
yourself. There's really no reason to show everyone your doll or
tell them all about your workings. Since some of your friends
have already seen and made fun of the doll, this should give you
a pretty good indication of the support level you can expect
from that group. It would be silly to share any more of your
thoughts about magick with this particular group - you already
know where they're coming from. If you're the kind of person who
really enjoys group activities and doesn't like doing things
alone, then look for a group of positive, like minded people who
are exploring alternative religions & magick. If you don't need
a group, practice on your own - there are rewards to be gained
Just remember to keep it positive - this leads me to the answer
of the latter part of your inquiry. We don't recommend that you
allow negative energy to be sent from you to this person -
you've got your Karma to consider. Try to use your doll and
other tools for positive purposes. This person's wrongdoing to
you is "Karmic insurance" that they will be "taught a lesson."
You don't have to lift a finger. However, if this individual
continues to be a threat to you, I would recommend doing a
reversal. You can get a reversal candle from us here at Voodoo
Authentica (www.voodooshop.com) or at a local botanica in your
area. Write the person's name in the candle - anoint it with an
appropriate oil, olive oil will do - do this in a
counterclockwise motion. Burn the candle on a Saturday, under
the waning moon, as you chant the following again and again:
"All harmful intent you meant for me returns to you (insert
person's name) times three!!!"
In this way, you are simply acting as a "mirror," reflecting all
the negativity back to the original sender. The person will only
receive back what he/she has sent out. Protecting yourself is
important - just try to do it the best way you can so that you
can continue to feel good about yourself. If you're interested
in learning more, we have a great book called "Jambalaya" by
Vodou Priestess Luisah Teish - it's an incredible overview that
tells you all the basic ins and outs of the practice. Hope this
helps - good luck on your path!
(10)If my blood is on a doll and it's my doll - if I use it again,
will it affect me badly or just the person I'm using the doll
Hi - Thanks so much for your inquiry. Your question about blood
on a doll is a bit vague. Basically, if you use your doll for
positive purposes, whether for yourself or another person, that
positive energy goes into the Universe and comes back to you. If
you use it for negative purposes, than the same Law of Karma
applies - you will receive negative energy back. That is the
bottom line law to keep in mind when practicing magick of any
kind - whether using dolls, gris gris, candles - whatever your
chosen tool. Hope this info helps