Greetings all and sundry, VITRIOL DCCLXXXVII here with a concern that I am sure has been voiced here time and again but I require the advice and collective wisdom of this community. I have recently begun seriously practicing LHP black magick but I also suffer from anxiety and depression. It is the opinion of some that practicing such magick is dangerous for one such as me. But I am wondering if that is true. I feel that some of my current spiritual work will be able to help me raise myself from my negative mindset. I’m not expecting a god or daemonic spirit or Holy Guardian Angel or what have you will just swoop in and save me from myself and make me a more positive person overnight with no effort of my own. I know one must prove one’s own strength in order to gain assistance from self-respecting entities and I embrace that fully. My concern is my ability to perform magick as I am now. I truly hope that first overcoming my mental health issues is not a requirement for walking down the path I have chosen. I have suffered anxiety and depression for most of my life and “overcoming” them could take quite a while, years even. I am not expecting wonders but practicing my chosen faith gives me strength when nothing else does and I really do not wish to give it up. As usual, any insight and advice offered by fellow members is greatly appreciated.
Deepest blessings to everyone,
Tenebris Dominus Nadir