healing poppet, general healing

Poppet Magick: General Healing Poppet

One of the most common requests asked of every witch I have ever spoken with, and certainly, the most consistent request I receive, is for help with healing. In today’s world, there are so many diseases, illnesses, such a plethora of ways to damage our bodies, that there is always need for healing among friends and family. Whether an illness is diagnosed or undiagnosed, witches can provide assistance with the situation in a general manner with the use of a healing poppet.

Witches can create poppets to serve the needs of people with short-term illnesses, such as the flu, or a simple infection, but also, longer term problems, such as broken bones, cancer, AIDS, etc. The most important thing to remember is that using poppets to bring back health, does not replace the need for seeing a doctor, taking prescriptions, and following the doctor’s advice. Poppets, as sympathetic magick, are always used, in addition to, not in lieu of the assistance of medical professionals.

A healing poppet can be made using any medium and including any or even many items with magickal properties. Some items may be targeted directly for the heath problem, if the specific problem is diagnosed, if not, then the witch will want to include items that promote general good health. As long as the witch remembers to add something of the person and link it to the person, for whom it is intended, before casting spells with it, all is good.

• Poppet Idea: Linen
• Color: Blue for healing is the default color as green can cause more problems if the nature of the illness is unknown.
• Herbs, plants, tree, etc: Allspice, Balm of Gilead, Chamomile, Cinquefoil, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Ginseng, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Thistle, Yarrow, Yerba Santa
• Metal : Tin, Gold
• Stones: Sugilite, Smoky Quartz, Petrified Wood, Amethyst, Amber

Create a poppet to represent your target. It can be a simple “Gingerbread Man/Woman” shape or something more complex. Embroider it, draw on it, whatever it takes to make it resemble the person for whom it is intended in order to strengthen the link for the sympathetic magick to work at its best.

As you create the poppet focus on the person, think about their physical, mental, and spiritual attributes. Think about what makes that person distinct from everyone else you know. Focus on the specific health problem they are experiencing. Think about what the symptoms are, the diagnosis, if there is one, the prognosis, and what needs to happen to help them heal.

When it is ready, the witch may stuff it with any or all of the above listed items, not forgetting to add something from the person to link to them. Speak a short spell and be certain to name the person the poppet is meant to represent and name the type of healing that needs to occur. Write a spell for good health on parchment and include it inside the poppet, anoint the poppet with healing oil, etc. do whatever

The poppet can be given to the person as a gift to keep near them or retained by the witch so that he/she may supplement the energy given toward the target’s healing on a regular basis until the healing has been completed. Even though loved ones of the ill can generally feel helpless in situations where someone they love is ill, as a witch, we do not have to feel the same powerlessness as the non-magickal folk feel. As a witch, we can still contribute our desire, intent ,and power to help resolve the situation in the way that best suits us.

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Witches’ Tools: Metals Correspondence

Metals are especially useful to witches when it comes to building amulets and talismans. Simple chains of certain metals aid in the purpose of the items with their natural magickal properties, increasing the potency of the item when combined with other items of power. Metals also increase the focus of intent in spell work and rituals by way of their properties. Using a base metal or combinations of metals can target you magickal power when crafting special tools such as wands and runes. If you have a personal sigil and access to thin metal leaves or plate metal, which is soft enough to carve or stamp and will then hold the shape, your creation can have long-term use that increases the power of the item with every use.

Magickal uses of Copper

Copper used for magickal purposes promotes love, sensuality, luck in love, beauty, art, balance, harmony and peace, receptivity, friendship, femininity, kindness and gentleness, enjoyment, peace, money, wealth, luck, negotiations, transference of power.

Magickal uses of Gold

Gold is used for magickal purposes relating to masculinity, male fertility, self-confidence, authority, , strengthening the heart, creativity, financial riches, wealth, investments, good fortune, hope, common sense, longevity, comfort, healing (especially great with arthritis), increase power, and inner strength.

Magickal uses of Iron

Iron used for magickal purposes to promote energy, will power, assertiveness, courage, strength, aggression, determination, win in competition, grounding energy, protection, self-defense, power, male fertility rites, new beginnings, speed, wards against ghosts and spirits, astral travel.

Magical uses of Lead*

Lead used for magickal purposes to promote contact with the spirit world, aids material construction of houses and businesses, grows business, provides stability, banishes negativity, useful in breaking addiction cycles, protection, personal perseverance, decisiveness in business, concentration, conservation of resources.

Magickal uses of Palladium

Palladium used in magickal workings relate to, increasing general knowledge, wisdom, ancient knowledge, working within the spirit realm, increasing psychic power, and safe travel.

Magickal uses of Platinum

Platinum used in magickal workings relate to overall balance between body, mind, and spirit, meditation, insight, foresight.

Magickal uses of Silver

Silver used in magickal working relating to female fertility, femininity, menstrual cycles, hormonal balance, motherhood, emotions, emotional stability, lunar magick, intuition, cleansing, repel negative energy, protection, peace, psychic abilities and spiritual work.

Magical uses of Tin

Tin used for magickal purposes to promote abundance, wealth, prosperity in business, success in legal matters, stimulation, attracting what you desire, energy, healing, regeneration, rejuvenation, meditation and relaxation, honor, wisdom.

*Remember: Always use gloves and a mask when working with lead. Due to its highly toxic nature, you should not touch it with bare skin, breathe it (dust) in, or consume anything that exposed to the lead. Lead is especially toxic to children because it interferes with proper development of the nervous system. It is known to cause damage to the nervous system, reproductive system, bones, heart, and other organs. Once a talisman or amulet has been created using lead, it should not be worn in direct contact with your skin. Clean any items which come in contact with the lead very carefully and very thoroughly.

There are so many uses for metal in spell work, amulets, talismans, magickal tools, rituals, etc. that you really should invest in some raw metals. Likewise, if you know someone who does metalwork professionally, it may be worth it to set up a barter system with him or her. You can supply them with witchcraft items they cannot create for themselves while they work their magick with the metals you need. The natural magicks in metal can be a witch’s best friend, when used properly.