What is Voodoo doll and different types of Voodoo dolls
The word “Voodoo” is originated from the Fon language which means spirit, deity or sacred.
Voodoo dolls are a ritualized way of evoking the fate, or the spirits to act in a certain way towards the targeted individual. It can be used for power, luck, denomination, love and sometimes even for harm. Voodoo doll is basically a simulacrum. Simulacrum is the virtual reality of some object. Thus, a voodoo doll is a virtual reality of an individual and is utilized to portray that individual. When a psychic relationship is made between that individual and the voodoo doll, whatever is done to the doll affects that individual.
Voodoo doll spells and voodoo black magic can work even when the targeted individual is at a great distance. These dolls operate on the fundamental of sympathetic magic. The best dolls assimilate something from the individual they are aimed for. Hair, nails, clothes, skin or other personal items of the affected individual are used for the procedures.
Different Types of Voodoo dolls
There is no set of rules for the kinds of voodoo dolls. Each and every doll is developed personally based on an inspiration from voodoo spirit or on a person’s request. Even so, anthropologically speaking, the sole clear disparity between voodoo dolls is the distinction between the homeopathic and the sympathetic doll. In terms of functionality, voodoo dolls are divided in four categories namely- Love, Finance and Luck, Uncrossing and Domination and Power.
Sympathetic doll: It reflects the targeted individual by bearing his/her resemblance.
Homeopathic doll: It reflects the targeted individual as an intimate characteristic of that individual is attached to it, usually with the help of pins. While it is believed that pins are used to harm a person, but in general cases piece of paper with the person’s name written on it or his strands of hair are most widely used.
Below is the brief description of the categories of voodoo dolls as per their functionality.
Love: Most of the voodoo dolls are utilized for love related purposes, most common among them is the return of lover. It is also used to keep the spouse or lover physically and emotionally faithful. In severe cases, these are used to separate couples.
Finance and Luck: It sometimes concerns individual finances, but is commonly utilized to generate successful gambling.