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10 Steps Toward Making A Voodoo Doll

You've surely heard the terrifying folklore surrounding the practice of voodoo, but admit it – you totally want to try it anyway. Maybe you want to make a real voodoo doll because you're in love with a person who won't give you the time of day (it's more effective than Tinder, that's for sure). Or maybe you want to get back at some nasty online bullies who won't quit.

But beware - though voodoo may be effective, it can also get you in a lot of trouble. Short of selling your soul to the Devil (an obvious perquisite to casting any sort of ancient hex), some people have actually been arrested after committing heinous crimes with the help of voodoo magic. The last thing you'd want to do is get stuck in a jail cell for the rest of your life, and then be forced to live out your afterlife in the Devil's rather humid (and torturous) quarters.

Keeping in mind the risks, most voodoo is actually practiced for good – whether it's for healing, love, or good luck. You don't need to study up on the occult to cast a spell either – it's actually pretty simple. So, if you're wondering how to make a real voodoo doll, just follow the steps below (but be careful what you wish for).