Friday 17 July 2020

Scary Dolls: What Should I Do With This Broken Head?

If you find a broken doll in by your home, it can be a curse. In some magical traditions, a practitioner will make a poppet or sometimes use a mass-produced toy, which looks pretty but is damaged in some - often hidden - way. They enchant it so that whoever picks it up suffers pain just as the doll was broken, then leave it by the home of whoever they feel needs punishing.

I went into my garden yesterday and found this creepy doll's head on my lawn. I don't really think this one is a curse. I suspect it was left by one of the fox cubs I regularly see playing. It does look a bit spooky though. I photographed it, but didn't bring take it into my house. Maybe I'm a little superstitious - or maybe I just didn't want to deprive the foxes of their plaything.

It is still there again this morning. What do you think I should do with it?

You can find out more about effigy magic in my book Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls.

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sunreel said...

This made me laugh - it's one of the Monster High dolls that I repaint and remake into completely different characters and things :D
Well, naturally I would suggest that, BUT this one's kind of missing half of the face, so I don't really know. LOL

Pearl said...

I'd turn her into a mixed media art project.

C. Hamilton said...