By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 07, 2013
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Necromancy is technically divination by talking with the spirits of the dead. You can find some more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necromancy There is a lot of misinformation out there that claims that Necromancy is one of the "black arts" but in truth genuine Necromancy is far from that.
You know, you could easily find the answers to the questions you're asking by doing a bit of a Google search instead of relying on others to hand it to you on a platter.
Necromancy is a form of divination you can't actually raise the dead but you can talk to spirits and in a way you can control them. I'd recommended not trying to control spirits I don't think they would really like that and you could end up with angery spirits on you hands and that's not good.
Necromancy is a art of contactins spirits of the dead. It is thy the practice of talking and working with spirits.
Through research, you can find more informations and books relating necromancy. Hope this helps!
Necromancy is more than simply divination, it's grown to encompass any form of magic that involves death. By the original Greek definition, nekro manciea, the word was only divination. As time has moved on, "mancy" has been added to many ideas and practices as another way of saying it is simply a magic-based practice.
I believe that if you use the search bar above the forums and look for "necromancy" you will find many posts regarding it right here on the website, with varying degrees of information.
the necronomicon your probably thinking of is a false book based on real books of the dead and other demonic deities and such. and you dont need a necronomicon or any book of the dead in order to be a necro. Think of it like a path or religion, one that requires dedication and belief like every other religion out there. A book I recommend that is very helpful for beginners of necro is The Witches Book of the Dead by Christian Day.
I'm no expert in necromancy, as I don't really use it, but from what I can recall it's a form of divination that can allow one to communicate with spirits. Nowadays media portrays it as necromancers doing a dance around wierd colored fire in skimpy grass skirts, raising the dead. However, it doesn't work that way in real life. In real life you conjure up souls and do 20 questions with them (or as many as you can ask within the time that you are able to maintain the concentration required for the ritual.)
From my limited understanding on the topic, if you attempt necromancy on Halloween and Samhain, the veil between worlds is thinner and it should be easier. I have also read that strong magic can be performed by using the ashes of a strong priestess/priest and by attempting magic in a cemetery where a witch is buried, I consider these to be form of necromancy despite the fact that you are not communicating with them because you are using their power for your own magic