Lately I’ve been pondering the possible connections between evoking living people and the creation of effigies or “voodoo dolls” as they are popularly known. The instructions that I commonly see involve creating the figure and then putting nail clippings, hair,photographs, or name papers inside them. I still think that’s a good thing to do.
The next thing is that the figure is given the target’s name sometimes with a kind of baptism. I’m wondering how much of a boost in efficacy would be given by evoking the target and binding them to the effigy. Once they are bound thusly you proceed to “do stuff” to the doll as normal whether for good or ill. Anyone tried this approach?