Simple enough, but I actually feel really good having a small prayer altar/shrine thing that I’m actually using.
The oils in the burner is a mixture of “ancient mist” which I received for Christmas a couple years ago (I don’t know what is actually in this one, but you can find that one and many others here) and apple wood. The blue candle is one I picked up at Target awhile back with jasmine oil and sea salt (can be found here). Together, they make it smell perfect.
Instant grounding and interconnectedness.
So I’m assuming that you haven’t already done everything physically possible here, such as doctors, therapy, etc. Panic attacks suck, from what I’ve heard, and I really hope I can help you here.
So first I’m going to give you a very long list of Gods and Goddesses that have to do with Calm, Rest, and Peace. I would find one (or maybe even a few) that appeals to you to ask for help and guidance, and to work with.
Manannan Mac Lyr
Next, here are some correspondences that relate to peace:
Colour: white, yellow, blue (specifically light blue)
Jewel: amethyst, aquamarine, carnelian, flourite, blue tourmaline, yellow hyacinth, red agate, sapphire (to make something peaceful, if you decide to personify your panic attacks as something to tame, instead of just a condition)
Animal: dove, eagle
Plant: gardenia, olive branch (especially powerful), passionflower, sea holly, skullcap, vervain, violet, branches of winter bark, willow
Numbers: 7, 42
These are merely guidelines. Remember that anything meaningful to you will be more efficient and powerful than anything on this list. Think of things that bring you peace.
I would suggest working this spell to include the making of a charm or amulet you can carry around with you, so that whenever you feel a panic attack coming on, you can hold it and know you can prevent it.
I really hope this helps!
Warning: this post contains info not suitable for minors. Only read if you’re of legal age.
Let me start off this answer by saying I do not condone the use of illegal drugs in any way, shape, or form. They are illegal for a reason and therefore should not be used. (disclaimer to save my hide)
It’s true that many, many religions, especially Paganism, have used drugs to reach that “higher level” of either meditation, ritual, etc. Drugs and alcohol are often listed as ways to raise power in those situations. But so are chanting, dancing, and ritual sex (the Great Rite).
Though I am also a huge advocate of “everything in moderation”. Drugs definitely can alter your mind. But do you really want this altered mind, or your own true experiences to remember?
There’s a big difference, yes, between a single joint and a line of cocaine.
NEVER use rituals to experiment with drugs. Rituals are sacred acts, not some excuse for a time of teenage rebellion. Don’t be idiots and you should be fine. No one would think less of you for finding your own way to raise power — just don’t be stupid about it.
Be safe, and don’t use drugs or alcohol when you’re alone in ritual. Much like having a designated driver at a party, there should be at least one designated sober person to be the spotter, in case something goes wrong (a fire starts, someone has a reaction, someone hurts themselves, etc). Never use potentially deadly tools in a ritual with intoxicated persons (in any form; drunk, high, or otherwise).
Use common sense and you should be fine.
I hope this helps.
I’m going to answer this in two parts: the first being a general assessment of some of the people who are interested in Wicca, and then more specifically at you.
What I think it comes down to is this: a lot of people come into Witchcraft, specifically Wicca, because they read Harry Potter, watched Charmed, Supernatural, Buffy, etc.
What people seem to forget is that Wicca is a religion. (more on that here)It’s not putting spells on people, and using magic to win the lottery, solve crimes, or whathaveyou. In fact, I know from experience that using magic is actually one of the “last resorts” in Wicca, you could say. Wicca is about loving the earth, nature, and paying respect to it.
If someone’s only in it because they want to play magician, there are plenty of LARPing opportunities out there.
But if that person is serious, they need to realize that Wicca is a way of life. It’s a religion. It’s a belief system and a way to connect with oneself and the Earth. Going into it because it seems fun is not only disrespectful, but makes someone look like an idiot.
But in terms of you — because in no way was the past two paragraphs directed at you personally — I feel that so long as you understand what Wicca really is, and you really want to dedicate yourself to it, then by all means, go ahead. Loads of people in Wicca are mythology buffs, for good reason.
You don’t need to join a school, or church. It you’re above the age of 18, I would suggest getting to know more Pagans(not just Wiccans) in your area. More on that here. Also try to find a safe, reputable coven. More on that here. There are also much more information on this on my answered questions page, so I would suggest you go check that out for more info, not to mention other sources as well.
I would worship daily, but not in the way you might think. I would spend your daily worship giving thanks for the beauty in life, meditating, being kind to others, and being mindful of your place on this planet. Be wary, and be courteous.
I hope this helped!