The creation of humanoid figures is an act with origins which long predate recorded history. Such work aligns us with the art of the gods as conjured by humanity's earliest imagining, and creates both a conduit and anchor for power which can be worked and harnessed by those who are willing. In this discussion we will discuss the use of dolls in various magical traditions throughout history, as well as practical ways that we may meaningfully incorporate them into a contemporary practice Beyond the misunderstood “voodoo dolls” found in horror tropes, we will discuss the use of poppets, doll babies, and effigies for all manner of spellwork from healing and love drawing to reversal magic and of course hexing. We will further explore the deeper realms of this art by discussing techniques and approaches towards utilizing dolls as spirit houses and devotional objects. Lastly, we will conclude by exploring the various materials and methods for the construction of dolls, as well methods for the consecration and enlivening of them for magical purposes.
About the Presenter:Matthew Venus is an artist, folk magician, and traditional witch. He is the owner and lead apothecary of Spiritus Arcanum, an online and brick and mortar shop which specializes in handcrafted ritual incenses and oils, as well as a diversity of occult wares. Matthew is also a teacher, diviner, and co-creator of the Salem Witchcraft & Folklore Festival.
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