The purification ceremony is conducted as a preparation for a ritual. In this ceremony, you need to clean the future Voodoo doll components, ingredients and tools before crafting the doll. This will remove or neutralize unwanted energies within the materials and objects. After performing a spell, you can recharge the doll for future use. This is a crucial and important step as a preparation for the ritual, without it your actions may become meaningless or even dangerous.
In order to create a Voodoo doll, many different materials are required, some of which are not taken directly from nature such as beads, buttons, fabric, thread, glue, paint etc. Think about the number of people who touched these materials from the manufacturing stage onwards. This is why it is important to purify and cleanse everything before starting a ritual.
This doesn’t apply to items received from your spiritual guide or from the church are not needed to be purified. You only need to add your energy to these items.
The purification ceremony can be performed in various ways:
Purification with salt
This can be done by cleaning your dolls with water, with dissolved sea salt or raw stone salt.
Purification with incense
Burn the incense while the Voodoo doll is placed on top of the smoke in order to absorb it.
Bathe in sandalwood oil.
Direct energy transfer from the person who performs the ceremony to the doll.
The Voodoo dolls is buried in the ground in order for it to receive the energies of Mother Earth.
About Mambo Ava Marie
Ava Marie has spent most of her younger days in Haiti, studying and understanding Vodou from the highest ranks. She has years of experience and has joined forces with us to write and share her insights.