Black Magic harms.
Curses and hexes are black magic.
This type of magic calls on evil forces and destructive elements.
During the Middle Ages, the church, hoping to end the old religion portrayed witches as doers of evil workings with Satan. It was said that during that time all witches practiced Black Magic.
Poppets are also known as Voodoo dolls, or wax dolls. Pins are stuck in to them to cause death.
They are often thought of as used in Voodoo Rituals but aren’t.
Poppets are a form of imaginative magic. The doll is made to look like a person; it’s given that person’s name. Then the figure is abused -a pin maybe pushed into it or it’s slowly melted.
Bridget Bishop (Yes that’s the one, from the Salem Witch Trials) used these poppets. One wall of the house she formerly lived in hid several poppets.
They are usually made of rags and hog bristles they had pins in them.
The Poppets reputation is wrong though, they also used for healings. Healing poppets are filled with herbs and stones in this case.
In 1964, two poppets were found at a castle in Norfolk England. A clay figure of a woman with a Hawthorn pressed through it.
Thorns were commonly used in place of pins and needles, and sheep and cattle hearts were commonly used to make the actual doll.