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This should give all of you an idea of what Necromancy is. Although, I disagree with the author about reading the old texts. There is something to gain from them, you just need to siphon out the obvious Christian influence, taboo notions, and prejudices. My husband practices necromancy. And a big "N-O" on me "teaching" anyone or giving out spells, so don't bother sending mail about it, I will ignore you (unless we've already spoken in the past about it). The information is out there for people who are dedicated to learn. Once you begin communicating with ethereal beings, you learn the rest from them.
I love the author's last line "How willing a lover would you be to death?"
It's a very intimate relationship that a necromancer has with death. And no, they don't walk around in all black and have pale skin either. If they look ill, then they're being stupid with it.