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Poppet magick is a form of magick that uses a doll to represent a person or receiver of the magick. I want to share with you everything you need to know about poppet magick and how you can introduce this magical tool to your witchcraft.

What is poppet magic?

Poppets are magick dolls you can add to your toolkit when performing spells. They essentially stand in for a physical person. One of my favourite things about poppet magick is how unique it is as the dolls are made by the witch casting the spell. 

This form of magick has been being used for years and years. It dates back as far as circa 620 BC to the Mesopotamian period. The word poppet originates from Old English and to this day in British English, it means a small child or a doll.

How can you add poppet magick to your witchcraft?

A poppet can be used to harm or heal. There are several people who associate the tool with curses and while they can be used to harm and curse, they’re more commonly used for healing, manifesting, and carrying out protection spells. If you know me well, you will know how important healing is to me. It’s a huge part of my work and witchcraft.

After activating your poppet, which includes stating your intention with it, you are all set to start using your new magical tool. If you’re using the poppet for yourself, you can visualize a scene or moment in your life and manifest your desires. If you’re using the poppet for someone else, you’ll need to visualize the scene you’d like the other person to experience. Spending 10 minutes or so visualizing is a good amount of time to channel all your energy and desires into the poppet. You can also use other magical tools around your poppet, such as crystals, to create an altar whilst performing your spells.

Assembling your poppet

So now you know what poppet magick is and how you can add the magick to your witchcraft, let’s get creative and start making and assembling your poppet.

For this, you’re going to need a range of materials. Starting with the doll, you’ll need:

  • Felt
  • Cloth or rags
  • Old t-shirts or socks worn by the person being represented
  • Needle and thread
  • Glue
  • Clay
  • Playdough
  • Leaves
  • Sticks
  • Wax
  • Foil
  • Paper or cardboard

You can pick up most of these materials from a craft store or from bits and pieces around the house. The main thing to think of here is ensuring you’re selecting materials that support the magick you’re performing and later when disposing of the poppet.

For the doll, you’ll need:

  • Herbs
  • Rice
  • Seeds
  • Dried flowers
  • Cotton wool
  • Paper
  • Crystals
  • Pins or tacks
  • Tissue
  • Leftover spell candle wax
  • Ribbons

The stuffing you use should be a range of materials that will contribute and strengthen the intentions you’re setting. The materials should mean something to you, and/or the person the poppet is representing. This will create a stronger connection with the poppet and therefore, strengthen the magick and its intensity.

Disconnecting and disposing of your poppet

It’s extremely important to make sure you disconnect from your poppet once you have finished performing your spells and the poppet has helped you perform your magick. You’re separating the poppet from your energy, or the energy of the person the poppet represents. Repeat your intentions as you disconnect and thank your poppet for the magick it has supported you in creating.

Disposing of your poppet can be done using a few different methods. You can disassemble the materials and bury them or you can also burn them if it is safe to do so. With your more natural materials, you may wish to dispose of them using water. This could be sending them down a body of water and allowing them to drift away. Again thanking the poppet as it leaves you.

One thing to be mindful of is that if your poppet represents another person it may be a good idea to hold onto your poppet in case of needing to reverse any spells performed. You can create a safe space for your poppet to remain. Remembering to leave any materials or items connected to that person with the poppet.

What’s next for you and your poppet?

So, now we’ve covered everything you need to know about poppet magick. I hope you’ve found this useful and are excited to start getting creative with your poppets. If you’d like to learn more, join me in The Witches Portal where I’ll be holding a poppet magick workshop live. By joining, you’ll have access to this workshop on demand along with plenty of other resources.

The Witches Portal is a safe space to unleash the witch within and create the magick and miracles in your life that you know, without a shadow of a doubt, you came here for. Come join the monthly membership and access monthly spellwork, meditations, a private Facebook group, The Grimoire which is my library of witch books, plus much more.