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HOW TO USE A VOODOO DOLL: Free Voodoo Doll Spells


Voodoo Doll Magick

Did you know that some of the most popular search terms on the subject of Voodoo includes Voodoo dolls, how to make Voodoo dolls, and of course, how to use Voodoo dolls? Well, I figured that since I have numerous lenses on the topic of making Voodoo dolls, I thought I would tackle the next topic of how to use your Voodoo doll. So, now that you have your Voodoo doll, what do you do with it?

Thanks to Hollywood and general ignorance, the most popular misconception about Voodoo dolls is that they are made to exact revenge against enemies. Countless sites exist that promise to sell you a Voodoo doll with instructions for hexing someone, casting a revenge spell, or placing a curse on your enemy. These dolls come complete with justification for doing so. One site equates Voodoo with the "dark side of the magical spiritual world" and Voodoo dolls with the "Black Arts". The justification assumes that you are protected from any type of karmic backlash because fair use of the Voodoo doll is not contrary to any Universal laws.

Newsflash!!! Most practitioners of Voodoo typically do not use pins in Voodoo dolls and when pins are used, they are used as focusing tools for healing and other positive purposes. Secondly, Voodoo is not a form of the Black Arts. Voodoo is a legitimate African religion brought to the Americas through slavery and the colonization process. It melded with elements of European folk magic, Indigenous herbology and beliefs, and elements of Catholicism to become a functional and positive spirituality. Voodoo guides its followers in matters of daily living, as most religions do.

Next, any tool used for magickal purposes can be charged to possess positive or negative vibrations through ceremony or meditation. In this way, the tool becomes alive and something to be respected. If misused, you will feel the karmic effects through conflicts, accidents, depression, or bad luck, for example. This is why it is extremely important to exercise caution when using your Voodoo doll. Voodoo dolls can be used for dark purposes; however, this is never a good idea. There IS karmic backlash associated with using Voodoo dolls with the intent of hurting someone else. That is why all of the reputable practitioners and their associated sites indicate their dolls are blessed to carry only positive energy and light with them. You would be wise to follow suit.

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Voodoo Doll Money Spell


Here's a good old fashioned voodoo doll money spell for you. I hope you try it if you need it!

What you need for this spell

For this spell you will need:

Voodoo doll

green flannel cloth

3 old pennies, 3 dimes, 3 quarters (or, three each of three denominations of your country's coin currency, if outside the United States)

3 cinnamon sticks

3 cloves

3 whole allspice

1 whole nutmeg

gold bell

straight pin with green head

Three pieces of candy

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Wrap all of the items in green flannel and attach it to your voodoo doll. Then wrap more of the cloth all around the Voodoo doll sealing in the items. Attach the gold bell to the outside of your Voodoo doll with a straight pin with a green head. Begin shaking the doll with your nondominant hand (the one you do not write with) for nine minutes while repeating these or similar words:

"Legba, open the door and clear my path. Bring me money and opportunities to make money. Remove all obstacle to wealth for me. For this favor I will pay you with these sweet candies. Thank you Papa, for all of your help."

Go to a crossroads somewhere and toss three pieces of candy in the center as an offering to Legba for helping you. When you return home, place the money spell voodoo doll on a table somewhere in your house. Leave your purse, pocketbook, wallet, and/or checkbook near the doll when at home. Allow money to come into your life. It is done.

Order a Money Spell Voodoo Doll Kit from Planet Voodoo for just $19.95. Kit includes Voodoo doll, green flannel cloth, 3 cinnamon sticks, 3 cloves, 3 whole allspice, 1 whole nutmeg, gold bell, straight pin with green head, and instructions. You provide the coins and candy.

Voodoo Doll Money Spell

Ways to Use a Voodoo Doll

Here is a list of the possible ways in which Voodoo dolls can be used (thought not all are recommended):

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  • Use as a focusing tool in ritual and meditation.
  • Use in spells of love and attraction.
  • Use to inflict harm upon another person (not recommended).
  • Use in banishment rituals.
  • Use in binding rituals.
  • Use to send a powerful psychological message to someone.
  • Use as in sympathetic magic where the doll represents a particular person or situation.
  • Use in healing rituals.

Papa Legba

Papa Legba

Papa Legba


Use as a Focusing Tool

By far the most common use of a Voodoo doll is their use as focusing tools. Typically, you appeal to the loa that your doll represents, light a candle in the appropriate color of the loa, and make offerings to the loa. For very doll that I sell, I include directions for how to do this. For example, to use Papa Legba Voodoo doll as a focusing tool you would light a red or black candle (his favorite colors), and greet him with his ritual greeting, "Odu Legba, Papa Legba, open door your children await. Open the door Papa Legba, your children await. On my way back, I will return the favor." You can then tell him your wishes and offer him some of his favorite things in three (his favorite number). Things he likes are candy, corn, rum, and cigars.

Voodoo Poppet

Voodoo Poppet

Voodoo Poppet


Banishing and Defeating Your Enemies

Banishing rituals are done to rid yourself of someone who is threatening you or pestering you. For these types of situations, you can appeal to Ogun or Chango, or for women victims of domestic violence, appeal to Erzulie Dantor.

A simple ritual for Chango.

Chango is the deity of fire, thunder, power, wars, and lightening. He is also the symbol for sensual pleasure. Chango is the Voodoo deity that can help you gain power over others, defeat your enemies, and victory over all difficulties.

To use Chango, you should construct an altar for him. He prefers to be on a fireplace mantel, or on your business desk. His altar should be constructed using the following elements:

Patron saint: St. Barbara, St. Jerome

Day and number: Friday, 6

Country and owned places: Trinidad, sky, trees

Cloth and Bead colors: Red and white

Favorite animals and objects: Horses, rams, turtles, pheasants, machete, wood, double axe

Favorite food: apples, yams, corn, and peppers

Planet: Sun and Mars

Place in the house: Fireplace, business desk

Ritual greeting: Kaguo, Kabiosile

Use Chango as a focusing tool for the purpose you seek. First, light a white candle. Concentrate on the outcome you wish to occur and ask Chango for assistance in creating this change. Make an offering for three days following your request. Appropriate offerings for Chango include any of his favorite foods, animals, and objects.


When is Hexing Appropriate?

Okay, so there are people in this world whom we would all love to hex and are deserving of massive child rapists and my ex-husband, for example. Is it ever okay to wish excruciating pain and dismemberment on these types of people? Well, yes and no. But, rather than go into it here, I would really encourage you to read what Louisa Teish has to say about it as I could not say it any better than she.

For a great read on when hexing is appropriate, check out Luisah Teish's Book, Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals


Baron LaCroix Voodoo Doll

Baron LaCroix Voodoo Doll

Baron LaCroix Voodoo Doll


Can You Feel the Love?

Yes, Voodoo dolls are excellent for use in cases of attracting love or improving sex. Get a Voodoo doll in the likeness of Oshun or Erzulie Freda. These are the Santeria and Voodoo Goddesses of love.

The following ritual invokes the spirit of Oshun. Oshun is the Santeria goddess of love, art, and dance. Her greatest attribute is her ability to provide the emotions a solid foundation upon which to reside and grow.

Ideally, you will begin at your altar. It is advisable to have altar candles (yellow, green, or pink) and spiritual incense burning (cinnamon) at the time of use. To begin, you will need to ask Papa Legba to open the gates to the spirit world so that you can ask Oshun for a favor. To do so, recite the following three times:

Odu Legba, Papa Legba, open the door, Your children are waiting. Papa Legba, open the door, your children await.

You can now use your Voodoo doll as a focusing tool for creating the change you seek. Oshun is particularly useful for improving love, happiness, and emotional strength. Concentrate on the outcome you wish to occur and greet Oshun with the appropriate ritual greeting: Ori Ye Ye O.

You may now ask Oshun for assistance in creating the change you seek. You may write a petition if you wish. Make an offering for three days following your request. Appropriate offerings include lighting a special candle, placing a small plate of food from your dinner on her altar, or flowers. Oshun is particularly fond of cinnamon, honey, oranges, pumpkins, gold, mirrors, and French pastries. Her favorite colors are yellow, green, and coral, her favorite day is Thursday, and her favorite number is the number 5. Be creative!

When you are finished, place Oshun in your kitchen or in the bedroom as these are the best places in the home for her.

Black Cat Charm Doll

Black Cat Charm Doll

Black Cat Charm Doll

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Reader Feedback - Thanks for visiting! Please sign my guestbook and tell me what you think! on March 29, 2015:

I FUCKED UP I HAD A VOODO DOOL TARGETED AT MY EX AND MY SISTER IN LAW WITH MY BLOOD and hair on it.Then burned IT WITH GAS IN MY YARD. I THINK IT WAS THE WRONG THING TO DO. The Next morning aunt stoped breathing 3 times and is still in intensive care. I think it was my fault, and i have been very depressed all week. Did i do it wrong and how can I fix this. Please help Im scared. THANKS

katiesnow on March 19, 2014:

great info, thanks

Elvira714 on December 17, 2013:

My nephew was extremely rude and insulted my husband in front of our entire family so I cut out a photo of his wife, put it on a voodoo doll I purchased in Jamaica and put a pin in its stomach. This was three years ago and they have been trying to get pregnant for four years with no luck....bad karma because they are both very selfish or voodoo magic?????

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on July 14, 2012:

Such a unique and interesting topic! Thankfully I don't have anyone in my life I think I need a voodoo doll for at this moment:)

lauren-williams-1253 on May 29, 2012:

@miaponzo: can you email me plz - - important.

enjoyecigs on April 28, 2012:

great the orishas!

miaponzo on February 21, 2012:

Interesting.. but just be careful.. because in doing this.. you are actually teaching people how to do evil.. and it could easily come back to you.. by the way.. if you honestly want a way to banish those voices in your head.. contact me.. but you have to be sincere. :) Lots of Squidoo Love!

miaponzo on February 21, 2012:

@grandpaben: Don't do anything revengeful.. it will come back to you.. just ask God to help you and everything will be fine.. you can come up with a useful beneficial solution, I'm sure. :)

Mona from Iowa on November 16, 2011:

Creepy and cool. :)

filmic on August 10, 2011:

Great lens! i love your style.

anonymous on April 16, 2011:

Another very interesting and informative lens.

grandpaben on March 02, 2011:

Hi sorry to trouble you but i have a neighbour who is a pest.He has punched me to the ground I"I am 50 he is a 23y kickboxer "he headbutted a friend he's 63 with a bad heart, has dogs that bark all dayand intimadates by parking his car over the drive. his dad threatened to firebomb the house, and thy have pushed my wife around.I made a doll of him but am afraid to use bad magik in case it backfires on my children or grandchildren or wife. can you help and advise please.....John Bps your site is very good

iTragedy on February 04, 2011:

Okay, this may be a stupid question, but I'm planning to do Oshun thing. I know that you have to give her offerings and all, but like, say if I put a gold necklace on my doll as an offering, would it be rude to just take it back at the end of the day, or should I just leave it on her for a while? I mean...I don't have a gold necklace, but this is just an example. Also, will there be anything paranormal happening? I'm still fuzzy as to whether I believe in ghosts or not, and I know ghosts aren't the issue here. What I mean is like, will there be anything that will freak me out in the middle of the night? By the way....I'm 15, which is probably why my comment sounds so childish. Just wondering, after the three offerings, will I have to do anything else? And could you guarantee with full confidence that this will work, if I burn the candle and do the offerings and all? Please let me know. My email is Thank you.

Sachin55 on February 03, 2011:

HiI was in relation with a girl 2 yrs back. She got married to some one else, but now she got divorced but i still love her truly the same way ,even more than before. i want her back in my y as my love. Pls Help. How can i do so? Pls reply @

DrRobertIng on January 05, 2011:

This is really cool. The how to make and the how to use lenses are great.

CMRB on September 25, 2010:

I could really use some advice. I got out of an abusive relationship with a borderline schizophrenic 6 months ago. I am in a wonderful happy relationship now, but my ex will not stop hurting me and threatening me. I don't wish harm on him, but I really want him to stop. He is not rational, and anything I say to him is just fuel on the fire. Is there a way I can get him to leave me alone completely? I will do just about anything to move on from this. My e-mail is Thank you in advance for any help you may have to offer.

1337up on August 24, 2010:

Hi VoodooMama! Great lens! Sorry about all the people posting there cr@p here...

dino3 on March 09, 2009:

hey just wanted to see if you could help me please, im in love with a girl, well we are ok until one day we got into an argument, and i got so rude to her, she left me, we still speak sometimes, but i just want to be with her, i really wana her to give me an other chance but i don't think she wants to give me that, i want to prove it to her how im sorry and how she means the world to me, i want her back, could you please help me, my email is

kephrira lm on September 05, 2008:

Hi, great lens.

anonymous on June 16, 2008:

cool im going to try this on my sister can you tell me if this is safe will i kill her i don't want to i just want to see if it works my e-mail is tell me if that is safe please

anonymous on June 11, 2008:

i really like this kid but he doesent like me i think this will work if it doesent im blamin u!!!!!!!!(hahah not)

anonymous on May 18, 2008:

hi voodoomama i was wonderign if you could help me...i lost someone that i love to this day and she is dating someone else and i would giv anything to have her back in my life.. i have a voodoo doll that is different to the goddess oshun doll... could you please tell me how i can use my doll to get the person i love back,, my email is...

anonymous on April 18, 2008:

I need to know if my girl friend is faithful to me. how can i use a doll to keep her from cheating on me?

anonymous on April 09, 2008:

i nned to put a curse on my enimies who bully me at school, is could I step on the doll and have slight body pain? I need to know, they have done horrible unimagenbal things to me.

anonymous on March 15, 2008:

hey im 12 years old and looking for a boyfriend and i was just wondering how to make a voodoo doll 4 love cuz i really don't understand this... i have a very large interest in magick and i have a friend ghost whos name is victor living in my house and i need you to get me a bf so ya like please respond before easter ttyl oh ps my e-mail is thanks a million please help!!!

anonymous on March 04, 2008:

I went to the zoo the other day and they happened to have some voodoo dolls. I bought one that from the momment i picked it up to see it I liked it and felt pretty good on my hand. The little box were it came says Guardian Angel. It's made of white thread and light blue plus it has light blue wings. It feels good to have it but, i don't really know what to do with it or anything.

anonymous on February 25, 2008:

Hello, Voodoomama? I have a question about the something. there is someone that always threat me about my life. and she is crazy bitch. i swear to god i have never done anything to her ever. she is just too mcu i guess,,, she is my husband's sister and she blames for everything whatsoever $6...sometimes i even cry for getting blamed or yelled at my face.. can you help me PLS... If you can pls send me e-mail to ma2utsb@yahoo.comthanks

anonymous on February 05, 2008:

Hi I need a voodoo spell on a voodoo doll I made from my husbands shirt Doe I also need ant hair from him. He has been a negative force in my life for years and I just want him to find some one els or maybe I can make him feel some pain. Hope you can help meThanksLassiemom

anonymous on February 05, 2008:

Hi I need a voodoo spell on a voodoo doll I made from my husbands shirt Doe I also need ant hair from him. He has been a negative force in my life for years and I just want him to find some one els or maybe I can make him feel some pain. Hope you can help meThanksLassiemom

anonymous on December 29, 2007:

how can i bring the love and trust of my boyfriend? we have a son 1month old. and i want him to marry me. and i want his friends to like me.

anonymous on October 16, 2007:

This was very helpful- Thank you!

anonymous on September 30, 2007:

i wanted to know how you can control people with voodoo like if you pour water on your dolls pants will they pee their pants , i wanted to know if you could do that

anonymous on September 15, 2007:

I need a curse to put on a voodoo doll of my sister.. nothing serious that will be TOO BAD but something that will make her feel slightly less wjat i do.. if i pinch her she feels a slight cramp.. you know?

Denise M Alvarado (author) from Southwest on August 07, 2007:

Re: Obeah staff...not sure about that one...

Denise M Alvarado (author) from Southwest on August 07, 2007:

Sorry I missed these comments until now. Comment #1. Zenith 1 - Did you read this lens? Buy my ebook and you will learn all you need to know. Comment #2. A voodoo doll would definitely scare the hell out of him. Email me for a very cool psych out you can do with a voodoo doll (he he evil laughing!

Denise M Alvarado (author) from Southwest on August 07, 2007:

Let me know if you like, love, or hate this lens!

anonymous on August 03, 2007:

Hello,Actually I have been looking for to learn voodo doll usage pinch a doll and it starts work.I d' be very grateful to you If you teach me the voodo doll usage ...thanks,love,Zenith1.

anonymous on June 11, 2007:

I despise my my son-in-law - he has caused many problems between me and my daughter and grandsons. Would a voodoo doll put him in his place? I don't want to kill him, just scare him shitless!

anonymous on May 05, 2007:

looking for a obeah staff that moses used to buy

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