A friend recently bought me a voodoo doll from New Orleans. I live in New Zealand. How do I safely get rid of it? I don't want to throw it in the bin incase something bad happens. I was thinking of just putting it in the post and sending it somewhere but I am scared of something happening too. What should I do? Please help.
justagirl15 answered Wednesday April 6 2011, 9:20 pm: Look up as much information on VOO Doo dolls and how to get rid of them as you can, because I am so sorry but I dont know much about that, so just look up some stuff and I am sure youll find something with all of the technology we have these days.I feel sorry for the person that was old and had no technology to get rid of a voodoo doll:)lol [ justagirl15's advice column | Ask justagirl15 A Question ]
AskAngel answered Wednesday April 6 2011, 12:00 am: The problem with Voo Doo dolls is that when they are made the person making them will often "enchant" the doll and unless it specifically say's what type of magick they empowered it with it's really luck of the draw. Many people down in that region who create and/or sell voo doo dolls often practice a branch off of Voo Doo called Hoo Doo, which uses many of the same practices but without the religious or spiritual aspects of the religion. Many do feel that grey or black magick is acceptable and does not cross the boundaries of white or black magick. Whether or not you believe in magick or spells is irrelevant, because it is the intention of focused energy of the practitioner that enchants the doll, not you. Not all dolls are enchanted for bad or evil things, but because you do not know the practitioner, it's better to be safe then sorry. A couple of things you can do, you could try and contact a local Wiccan or Voo-Doo Priest to "de enchant " the doll for you, basically stripping any and all magic from it, which basically takes away it's life or intention and then keep it as a suvinior. You can also ask your friend to go back to the place where they bought it and find out a little bit more about the dolls, and their beliefs on magick are and what they enchant the dolls with or you can take the doll to an isolated area and bury it. after the doll is buried/ covered, sprinkle sea salt around the hole. Make sure the circle completely surrounds the hole and that there isn't a break in the circle. Then pour holy water on top of the hole in the shape of whatever symbol you use for your spirituality that would represent a blessing , i.e., for Wicca would probably be the pentacle, for christian a cross or dove, ect. If you choose to send it back to your friend, place the doll in a box and again do the same as if you were burying it. Magic may not be real to most people, but it is real to the practitioner and it is their energy that will determine the actions of the doll. I hope this helps. [ AskAngel's advice column | Ask AskAngel A Question ]
DoktorTammy answered Tuesday April 5 2011, 1:40 am: Dear How do I safely get rid of a voodoo doll?,
I assure you that the doll is nothing more than a teddy bear, or a figurine until you use it to do voodoo.
Have you used it yet? If not, send it to me. I will take it. I can use it to get my kids some food.
Really, I know people, good people, who collect those dolls. They have never had anything bad happen to them as a result of having them around.
Doktor Tammy @
PO BOX 251
Fairplay, CO 80440
When your friend asks about the doll, you can openly and honestly tell them you donated to a needy family who traded it for food.
If you decide to keep it, you are not in danger unless you believe it to be true. I beg you not to throw it away. Your friend thought of you and made a sweet gesture. Do them the honor of keeping it, or donating to a needy family.
CynanMachae answered Monday April 4 2011, 7:38 pm: Wow, ok, here's the proper method:
On the next full moon, which will be Monday April 18th at 02:44 GMT, you must take the doll to the middle of a large, open field. There, at the top of your lungs, you should shout "what kind of nut believes in this nonsense?!"
After you've done that as many times as it takes to get the point, you walk to the nearest garbage can and drop the ridiculous thing in.
Once this ceremony is over, drive to town and get yourself an ice cream cone of your favorite flavor.
I understand your post here, but voodoo dolls? Really? The only 'power' they have is over the weak-minded who can be controlled by suggestion.
dshannon420 answered Monday April 4 2011, 10:02 am: MCC is correct. The power of the voodoo doll comes from believing in it. Like a placebo. If you believe in it, I'm sure there is some arcane way of burning it in a herb and incense fire or the like. I would accept such a doll as an ethnologist and an anthropologist. Just like kachina dolls and african high priest masks. Decorate, throw away, etc. It holds no more power over you than you let it. [ dshannon420's advice column | Ask dshannon420 A Question ]
MCC answered Monday April 4 2011, 9:07 am: If your a born again Christian and belive in Jesus Christ son of the Living God, then you have nothing to worry yourself with because God is always watching over you. You can burn the doll, rip it to shreds or alternatively just send it back to your friend. Nothing is going to happen to you. [ MCC's advice column | Ask MCC A Question ]
NoOneImportant answered Monday April 4 2011, 8:06 am: Lol, receiving a voodoo doll as a gift gives it no effect, you could just throw it away, but coming from your friend it would be cruel. But if you do not want it anymore and fear of the repercussions, Just send it to your friend with a letter explaining why. It is the best bet :) I hope this has put an ease on you. [ NoOneImportant's advice column | Ask NoOneImportant A Question ]
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