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Old 05-08-2018, 05:31 AM
 
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A friend received a voodoo doll as a gift. She did not want to appear rude so she reluctantly accepted then buried it. She wonders if burying it could bring her bad luck?
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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It brought great luck to the person who gained $$ from this creation.

Only time I buried cloth items was when I got sprayed by a skunk. Now I respect the earth and try not to bury things in it that do not enhance mother nature.

From a cultural ,historical and artistic p.o v., I find some of these creations appealing .
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Strange gift. I wonder if the giver gave any information about the doll, like where they got it or if it was made by a genuine practitioner.

I would think that the doll was most likely just a replica, because unless the giver absolutely hated your friend, I would hope they wouldn’t have given her a doll that had a spell on it. I doubt that burying the doll would have any negative consequences for your friend, but if so, she would know it pretty quickly, because voodoo deities don’t mess around when they feel disrespected.

It would have been respectful for her to contact an actual voodoo practitioner and ask if the doll was authentic, and if so, what to do with it.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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She should take it to an Indian burial ground, dig up a body, throw the doll in the hole, urinate on the doll, urinate on the body, then re-bury it upside-down on top of the doll.

What harm could come from that?
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:02 PM
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You can buy them as "novelties" or "gag gifts" on Amazon and Etsy, as well as other places. Wikihow also has an article on how to make one. From my "extensive" knowledge of voodoo practices (which come mostly from watching White Zombie and I Married a Zombie years ago), I don't think a voodoo doll is curseable until you sew some of the victim's hair or nail clippings into it. Without that, it's just a toy - like a cell phone that hasn't been activated with a plan.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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I can see a situation where person A hates a person B and person C gives person A a voodoo doll. I hope thats not it anyway as if messed around with, these things are often said to come back to haunt the original sender.

Anyway, a lot of magic is supposed to be activated as a result of intention and will, so unless there is more to this than the OP has told us, there is unlikely to be anything nasty attached to a simple gift.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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I can see a situation where person A hates a person B and person C gives person A a voodoo doll. I hope thats not it anyway as if messed around with, these things are often said to come back to haunt the original sender.

Anyway, a lot of magic is supposed to be activated as a result of intention and will, so unless there is more to this than the OP has told us, there is unlikely to be anything nasty attached to a simple gift.
Oh yes, Voodoo is not something to play with or take lightly. Its just as bad for the person practicing voodoo as the intended victim.

I knew a lady years ago that was into voodoo, its pretty dark stuff.
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Old 05-12-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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She should take it to an Indian burial ground, dig up a body, throw the doll in the hole, urinate on the doll, urinate on the body, then re-bury it upside-down on top of the doll.

What harm could come from that?
That was great. I would have thrown it into the garbage can so it wouldn't stay on my property if I had been afraid of it. Either way, it can't harm. Did the person who gave it to her take a trip to New Orleans? Burning it up would even be better.
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Personally I would have kept the voodoo doll if it was given as a gift to me. If it is given as a gift then it is not meant to be used against one so the intentions behind it were not negative.

I have several voodoo dolls in my collection. 2 from New Orleans practitioners and a couple from Haitian practitioners
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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A Voodoo Doll Has the same power as a Crucifix.

But only to those who are afflicted with the religion it represents.

To those not afflicted, a Voodoo Doll is a souvenir from New Orleans.

And a crucifix is a piece of jewelry.
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