That’s all well and fine. But how do you know exactly which components to add? Or how to be sure you won’t mess things up?

Not to worry. The Voodoo Doll Spellbook has you covered. Written in an easy-to-understand style, Denise Alvarado—an accomplished Conjure Woman and teacher of the magical arts—answers every question you could possibly ask, as well as a few that have probably never crossed your mind. She’s jam-packed this book with spells and recipes to meet every need, along with complete step-by-step instructions. What’s more, she’s provided you with all the tools necessary to take charge of your life, change your circumstances, and finally become the person you were born to be.

So take the first step toward living that brand new life. Turn the page. And let the black magic begin!

Dark Spells and Revenge Hoodoo Spells: Free Spells from Africa

Since the beginning of time, people have created and used dolls in an effort to con­trol the situations, places, people, and things that surround them. Growing up in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to hear many curious tales and beliefs related to the infamous Voodoo doll and I was privy to witnessing the same. Doll magic free spells fascinated me then, and it fascinates me now.

In this book, Voodoo doll is used as a catch-all term to describe dolls used in magic and ritual throughout time and across cultures. Any old-time rootwork- er, however, will use the preferred terms conjure dolls, doll babies, dollies, and baby dolls. In anthropology, one will find the terms fetich, fetish, poppet, puppet, and effi­gy. Still, the term Voodoo doll has reached academia as a means of denoting a doll that is used for magickal purposes regardless of culture, and as an academic I am following suit. Nonetheless, let me be clear that my use of the term Voodoo doll does not imply that all of the spells contained in this volume are doll spells from the New Orleans Voodoo and hoodoo traditions. There are spells from ancient Greece and Egypt, from Malay, Japan, Africa, the European grimoires, and plenty from hoodoo and New Orleans Voodoo. For each spell, I use the doll term that seems appropriate for that tradition and context.