Necromancy is comprised of two separate root words; Necro meaning dead or death and mancy meaning divination by means of or oracle/seer. This means to practice the art of necromancy one is working with spirits of the dead and their energy for the purpose of divination. Other magical working such as spell casting can also fall under the umbrella term necromancy.
Well the first thing you need to know is that to be able to work with the energies of the deceased persons body, is that permission from the deceased person is needed and knowledge on how to communicate with them is needed, otherwise it will be like poison to you. Energies of a decaying body is different, it changes from its current state when the person was alive, it's hard to put into words but I can tell you it's like acid, it corrodes other energies including your own, decay is a process of the something rottening and disappearing.
Now, every Necromancer knows the only reason they would communicate with the dead is because they want to help, they understand and respect those who have passed away, evil or not. A well experience Necromancer will know what spirits can be contacted without having to give anything in return, some spirits just want to help those still living
Re: Learning Necromancy
By: kts Moderator / Adept May 03, 2015
Post # 6
Death energy or the energy associated with death, decay, and the afterlife is usually not harmful on it's own. The danger does not come from the energy itself. It is the intelligence behind the energy, which would be the deceased being's spirit, that could possibly harm a person. Remember you are creating a relationship with a spirit and like any relationship it's better if it's built on a foundation of respect. Sometimes this relationship is built easily because you knew this being while they were alive and already had a relationship with them. Others you build after the death already occurred. These tend to be the more trickier relationships because like all living beings spirits have different personalities as well as temperaments. Offerings can be most helpful, however your thoughts about the spirit can be seen as all the offering you will ever need in most relationships forged.