Voodoo is a very confusing and complicated religion. But the magic behind it is quite simple. Once you understand that symbolism and representation are the two key factors in performing magic spells, the rest is easy. Starting with a simple love spell, we can take the names of both people and write them on a piece of pink paper. Use red ink to write the names, draw a circle around the names, and cut the paper into a heart shape. Then fold the paper in half with the names of the people touching. Burn this paper with a pink candle flame. Take the ashes and put them in a small box. Add rose petals and daminan. Seal the box and bury it in the yard of the person who wants the love spell. Very basic, very easy, and yet very effective. This spell is almost exclusively based on symbolization. When you understand this, you can create your own spells. First we start writing the two names. You write them in red ink because red is one of the colors that represents love. Next, draw a circle around the names. This represents the two people being together and sealed away from anyone else’s influences. You cut the paper in the shape of a heart, once again representing love. You fold the paper in half and make the names touch each other. This represents bringing people together. By burning the paper, you are making the situation unchangeable. So you have burned the paper with the names touching, which means that these people are together and cannot be separated. You mix the ashes with rose petals, the rose is a flower of love and the herb, damiana, which is a herb used in love magic, then you seal these items in a box and bury them. This just sets the magic back up, where it can’t be broken. Sometimes the easiest spells can be the most powerful. They don’t have to be fancy and complicated to work.
The same general rule can be followed in any type of magic spell. Take a spell to attract money, for example. Start with a dollar bill. Sign your name on it in small print. Rub any type of money drawing oil over where your signature is. Money drawing oil can be obtained through almost any type of magic or occult shop. Next, take a small piece of green paper and write your name in the middle in green ink. Draw five dollar signs around your name in a circle around it. When you do magic, you always want to use odd numbers, hence the five dollar signs. Draw a large circle around your name, including dollar signs. This seals the money with you so you don’t “lose” it. Take the dollar bill and lay it flat with your signature facing up. Then take the green piece of paper and place it on top of the dollar bill. Finally take a green pen and place it on top of the paper. take all these items and fold them in half. Continue folding them until they are small enough to fit into a gray-gray green bag. An empty gris-gris bag can be purchased at a magic or occult store for very little money. Make sure it’s green to symbolize money. You can even make your own bag out of green fabric. Make sure the bag is sealed so nothing can get in or out of the bag and take it with you to attract money. It can be carried in the wallet or in the bag, or in the pocket. Once again, a very easy spell but also very effective.
The idea of symbolism is used regardless of the type of magic you are working on. Take, for example, a voodoo doll. Say you want to make one so that someone has loving feelings towards you. You can buy a blank doll or you can make your own. If you make one yourself, you can fill it with Spanish moss and a combination of some herbs that have to do with love and power. For example, damiana, mugwart, orris root, and lavender would make a good combination. When you add them to Spanish Moss, you get 5 fillers. Notice the “odd” number. Now you can do several things when making the doll to get the desired effect. Remember the symbolism. You may want to write her name on a small piece of paper and put it on the doll‘s head. Therefore, you will always be in the person’s thoughts. Also, you might want to take a small piece of pink or red paper, cut it into a heart shape, and then write your name on it. You can sprinkle some damiana over your name and seal it with wax from a pink or red candle. You now have the doll‘s heart with your name on it, so the person’s heart is yours. You can then either place it inside the doll or place it on the outside of the doll‘s chest, whichever you prefer. You want to make the doll as close to the person as possible. If you can, you can use a photo of the person’s face for your doll‘s face. If you have hair or nail clippings, you can place them inside the doll. If you have access to the person’s clothing, you can use it to make clothes for your doll. If the person has scars or tattoos, be sure to draw those on the wrist as well. Finally, after your doll has been sewn up and everything you want on it, the final step is to tie it on to you. You can do this with a bit of your hair (if you have long enough hair), or with a piece of your jewelry or clothing. If you’re going to use your hair, which is actually the most effective, you take a small amount of your hair and braid it. After braiding it, you tie it around the wrist. If the hair is long enough, you can tie it around the doll‘s arms, legs, and body. This symbolizes that you have full control over this person. You can also wear a necklace. Do the same and wrap it around the wrist, or you can use a ring on a piece of ribbon. Just make sure that if you do wear jewelry, it should be something you actually wear that has personal significance to you. This is also the case if you wear a piece of your clothing.
The symbolism also works for what you do with the doll. If you have a person who is angry and needs to “cool down” then you can put the doll in the freezer for a while. If the person yells or says mean things, you can cover the doll‘s mouth. The possibilities are endless. It’s also important to dispose of the doll after you decide you don’t want to use it anymore. You remove the object that was tied to the doll. Then you open it up and remove all the stuffing. You want to be safe and bury. He then takes the empty doll and buries it separate from the internal control parts he removed. If you wrote the person’s name on the doll, be sure to mark it all over with a black marker.
Symbolism is the key to any type of magic you want to perform. You can make any spell effective simply by using good symbolism and representation.