The main reason for unhappiness is people seeking happiness.
The only two rituals you really need to know are a Banishing and an Invoking. Learn them both in that order. I use an Inverted Pentagram ritual, but you suit yourself. After serious practice you’ll realise that all other rituals are elaborations of these twins. Can be used to banish bad energies, bad habits, negative thoughts and spiritual entities (which is really why you need it). Invoking can bring and allow you to direct energies.
Again I recommend chanting. Apart from the Order of Nine Angles I’m the only one (to my knowledge) who does. I also recommend creating your own 100% natural counting beads. Pre-drilled wooden, natural stone even glass beads are available on-line as is silk, hemp fibre or cotton thread. Numbers are a matter for you but lhp old favourites include 7, 9, 11, 13 and 21. I recommend three sets of whatever number(s) you choose separated by two larger dividing beads and a larger still Head-Bead to count the rounds. (If you can’t get hold of beads, knots in string work great too and are discreet.)
Make and learn how to use your own Magickal weapons. There’s lots of reasons why. Magickal weapons are props that help you internalise, so treat these with respect. Someone posted something about The 4 Laws of the Sphinx and of course I highly commend it.
If you haven’t already, research various Taro decks online. Find one that suits you. This process shouldn’t be hurried. A week is a bare minimum of time to spend research decks online. Purchase deck, a square 100% natural cloth and a 100% natural material bag big enough to carry cards permanently wrapped in the square cloth. That cloth and bag should be washed in just water and allowed to dry only at night, never in sunlight. Moonlight is best. This only needs doing once - as important purification. When both are dry you can open your box of Taro cards and wrap so that when you unwrap them they are always on the same side of the cloth.
Please, I’m typing this on bended knee, don’t buy or read any fucking Taro books (including the shitty ones that come with many decks) or read what someone else has posted online about what the cards mean! Just take your time and study the cards. Gaze upon a card then close your eyes and see it. You’ll workout in your own time what you can do that ability. Notice repeated symbolism in the Major Arcana? Workout the layered messages in Major Arcana 1 – 7; 8 – 14; 15 – 21? So what’s The Fool all about then? All Taro cards represent energies and card layouts represent how these energies interact with one another. After you’ve spent quite sometime becoming acquainted with those energies via those cards you can research online, purchase and study books – of which Alfred Douglas’ The Tarot (illustrated by David Sheridan) remains a little paperback masterpiece.
Finally, if you want to fuck yourself up or help tip someone who is unstable over the edge I highly recommend The Lesser Headless Ritual. This takes time to learn but in terms of fast acting mind-fuck with swift results there’s really nothing like it. Tell your unstable victim that this is part of the western mystery tradition that they can use to take control of their environment. In reality and with your encouragement, if they apply themselves they’ll destroy themselves because this simplified ritual packs a big punch they won’t be able to handle! Are you game enough to use it? And will you be keeping and perhaps later sharing your notes?
As always, I remain yours with restrained affected,