Ritual to Empower a Poppet


  • 2 white illuminator candles
  • Poppet
  • Herbs and incense of choice
  • Representations of the four elements
  • Taglock
  • Perfume
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Picture of the individual you are working for
  • Small piece of paper with their complete name on it

Gather together all your supplies and place them on the altar. Ground and center. Sprinkle the illuminator candles lightly with the perfume. Light the illuminator candles, saying:
“Out of the darkness came the birth of creation, just as I will create (state your purpose) this night/day.”

Cast the magick circle and call the quarters. Cleanse and consecrate the doll with the four elements. Conjure the herbs then stuff them in the doll, along with the taglock and the person’s name on the paper. Sew the doll shut. With each stitch, repeat your intent and visualize the person for whom you are making the doll.

Hold the photograph of the person and the doll together in both hands. Pass the doll and photo through the four elements again, saying:
“Earth links you to (say person’s name).
Air links you to (repeat name).
Fire links you to (name).
Water links you to (name).”

Hold the doll in both hands over the altar, and say:
“The bond is forged. The doll and (person’s name) are one, the link cannot be broken until I choose or, in Spirit’s eyes, the work is complete.”

Breathe slowly on the doll three times, saying each time:
“The breath of life around you. The breath of life within you. So mote it be!”

Carry the doll and picture to the center of the circle. Hold the doll high and ask for blessings of Spirit (or your patron deity) on your intention. Take the doll to each quarter, beginning in the north, asking that each elemental energy bless this working. Return the doll to the altar.

Ground and center. Thank deity. Release the quarters in a counterclockwise direction, and then release the circle in the same manner.

You can take the energy from the circle and place it in the doll, if you desire.