San Francisco: Weiser Books, 2014. Paperback, 200 pages. New.
Drawing on the tradition of New Orleans Voodoo as well as the grimoire traditions and other cultures, The Voodoo Doll Spellbook is a compendium of effective spellcraft using magical doll effigies. The author, born and raised in the Voodoo traditions of New Orleans, walks the reader through the core principles of creating and empowering dolls, and explains, in a simple, down-to-earth manner, the various uses for doll magic. There are doll spells for binding, gaining love, employment, healing and protection, and almost every practical concern. In addition, she explains how dolls were used to inspire dreams in antiquity, the uses of magical bottles, incenses and oils, and doll spells from different world traditions.
If you are interested in effective magical work with dolls and effigies, then this book is a worthwhile introduction. Illustrated throughout, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the sorcerous world of Voodoo and magic.