Studio Ghibli Curse [1/?]
“Fear and anger only make it grow faster.”
A curse to pull all hope from someone’s life. From Princess Mononoke, this is based on the curse that afflicts Ashitaka as given by the demonized boar God, Nago.
You will need:
-a sturdy container (such as a jar or a glass bowl)
-distilled white vinegar
-a cayenne pepper (or a poppet)
In this curse, the cayenne pepper is a sort of poppet for the person being cursed - a pepper is being used for an extra pinch of harm. If you do not have a cayenne pepper, any poppet will do fine, with less umph.
First, place the container before you. Put the cayenne pepper into the container. Do not focus too much on what the person did to anger you, but more on how you want them to suffer.
Sprinkle a bit of baking soda over the pepper - while you do this, imagine the target in a well-lit room. Over time, the room grows dimmer and dimmer. Picture in your mind their hope as a liquid, dripping and pouring out of them, pooling in a useless puddle on the ground around them. Their hope is drained from them.
Now, pour a capful of the vinegar onto the powder. It should react with bubbling and fizzing (be careful not to touch it or get too close during this part) - this represents acid burning and eating away at the poppet. With this, the curse is set.