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Remote Healing Poppet, New Jersey, USA

Donated by Wendy Wilson of Magic in Your Living Room, August 2021.

What can you tell me about the circumstances that led to this remote healing?

Well, some friends of the folks in the circle were seriously ill and in general, we want to send the healing out to “all who need it and can accept it.

How did you create the poppet?

I drew it on the computer, printed it on cotton on my fancy printer and sewed it and stuffed it. That cotton prepared for inkjet printers is a great invention.

Were there any special rituals you did during the construction?

The poppet was blessed during the beginning of the ritual.

Can you describe the healing ritual? How many people participated, how it went, etc? 

I should point out that my husband is a Reiki master and training in remote healing, but we wanted the power of the group to boost the effectiveness. There were six plus us, so 8 in total. We drummed up the power in the room, each person acting as leader for a time. When the lead switched, I lit a candle. At the end, we touched the poppet to hold the power. Then we raised the power in a traditional Wiccan raising and holding the poppet, we sent it out. 

What does raising power feel like to you?

I can feel the power come up from the earth, through the floor into my being. I know it’s not real, but the illusion is very strong and it seems to be effective. Real is one way of looking at things.

My husband says about reiki (he is a reiki master) that he doesn’t believe in reiki, he thinks it’s a pyramid scheme, but he has seen it work. I feel that way about healing rituals

After my father’s first heart attack, my husband and I did a reiki healing for him and he survived, which no one expected. We did not tell him about it, but my father said afterwards that he didn’t know what we did, but don’t do it again, allow nature to take its course. So he knew something had happened.

Did you or anyone else who partook in the remote healing feel side effects after the ritual?

 If any of us holds their hands apart and someone else put their own hands between them, the second person can sense the heat between their hands.

All the people we specifically did the ritual for survived their cancer, although one is still dealing with some aftermath of the treatment, but he is alive and functional. One person was told her chances were of surviving the operation were not good and she would be in the ICU for at least a week. A few hours after surgery, she messaged me with a photo of herself in a regular bed, not in the ICU. She is doing fine now.

Photo credit: Wendy Wilson

By kdhumewriter

A queer writer and artist from the tidal flats of the Salish Sea. Author of Between Death and the Devil: Tarot Poems, So Our Idols are Dead: Empowerment Poems, and Persons of Consequence: A Pacific Northwest Gothic Novel.

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