Voodoo Dolls

The use of dolls, figures, and sculptures is pretty universal in the world’s faiths.    However, what is commonly known as the “Voodoo” doll, which someone uses to perform what’s called sympathetic magic, by which what is done to the doll is done to the person the doll is modelled after, is a European invention.  It’s called a poppet. In Africa, doll like figures were used as charms or “homes” for spirits, or as sort of …

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