"The doll is the symbolic homunculi, little life. It is the symbol of what lies buried in humans that is numinous. It is a small and glowing facsimile of the original Self. Superficially, it is just a doll.
But inversely, there is a little piece of soul that carries all the knowledge of the larger soul-Self. In the doll is the voice, in diminuitive, of old La Que Sabe, The One Who Knows."
Marz sent me this quote from Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run with the Wolves
The toys agree.