The answer to all your questions can be found in these words written on bone by the Orphic initiates on the Black Sea:
Crown your heart with their meaning, and you will be wise in all things:
Life is an affirmation of possibility;
death its negation and completion.
Dionysos hears the prayer of the pious and can help.
Inscribe the Greek on pieces of bone or stones that you have painted red, black and white and then keep them in a pouch. When you need guidance, draw one out.