Spells for a Better World: Poppet to End Hunger

We at the Temple of Witchcraft have been looking for ways to do outreach so our distant members can feel more connected to the greater work of the Temple. The Pisces ministry presents a full moon circle here at the Temple’s home in Salem, New Hampshire, every month. This year our focus for those moon circles is spell-work. We were inspired to produce some spells for the Temple full moons and to make them available to all our initiates and friends to join us. Each of spell has the intention of creating a better world for us all. You may feel free to join us as is appropriate for your own circumstances. You might join us for all of them or just a few. We hope you will take us up on this opportunity to join in on the Great Work.

Since we are doing spells, each one may require you to get supplies ready to cast the spell with us. All the necessary supplies for the next month are listed in the postscript of the month before to give you time to acquire them. We have attempted to make them as simple, but still effective, as possible to make these available to the most people.

We will also be working with the thirteen goals of the witch in person and in our journals throughout the lunar month. We will provide some journal prompts for you if you want to join in.

Register here to join us in person in Salem, NH!

Goal of the witch: Breathe and eat correctly

  • Have you been breathing consciously?
  • When you breathe you take in not only in oxygen, but energy. What kind of energy are you breathing in?
  • Have you taken a breathing break in nature lately to fill your energetic self
  • How do you feel when you eat the correct foods and amounts for your body
  • How conscious are you when you eat? Are you distracted or focused on the blessing of the food?
  • Do you bless your food before eating it?
  • In your own words, what are the benefits of eating and breathing mindfully?

Paper poppet spell to end hunger

For this spell to end hunger, you will need a piece of paper, a pen, and some scissors. You will also need a burning pot for this spell, a fireproof container to burn paper in.

Fold your paper back and forth like a fan in equal fourths. With your pen, mark out a rough outline of a person or doll on one of the outer fourths. The hands and legs should connect to the edges of the paper. Cut out your person with the paper still folded. Discard and recycle the rest of the paper. Unfold the paper to see the paper dolls you have made.

First, imagine and charge these dolls to represent the hungry people who need food in our world. On each doll write an affirmation or phrase about their needs being met. Like:

There is plenty of food for us to share.
Everyone gets what they need.
The universe provides for all.
A way is found for all to have food.

You can also get artistic and depict your paper poppets having food in their bellies or hands. Hold your poppets and charge them that they are no longer hungry and have all that they need. Place the poppets in the fire-safe burning dish or cauldron saying this chant and ignite.

This vision brought to form
Released through the fire
In manifest you reform
Fulfilling hunger’s desire

After you are done, bury the cool ashes. Make a donation to your local food pantry or soup kitchen to ground the magic.

Postscript: For next month’s spell you will need some pink, blue, and white string or cord.

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