First off, Necromantic Practice is NOT a Religion. You can be a
Christian, Jew, Pagan, etc.and still practice Necromantics. (I
prefer to use this term instead of the ever-tarnished
"Necromancy") Death touches ALL Religions, therefore is not a
religion in, and of itself.
Secondly, it is NOT Black Magick,. Almost anyone who utilizes
magick will confirm that `color' is non-existent. The intent of
the individual is what makes it "good", or "bad". The captains of
the ships, which brought the slaves to the U.S, coined the term
"Black Magick". It was used to describe the traditional rituals in
which the native Africans took part. In modern society, the phrase
has been adopted to describe the `miraculous' acts of the
followers of Magick embracing paths, such as the "left hand" (for
major lack of a better term), which includes Satanism,
Demonolatry, Necromantic Practitioners, etc.. Does it mean their
intentions are bane? Well, one can be a Satanist, and perform
magick with no ill intent; thus, the directing of this energy
cannot plausibly be called "Black" or "White". Whether Necromantic
Practice is considered "Magical" or not, is basically up to the
person who is utilizing it.
Lastly, there is a difference between Necromantic Practice, and
Necrophilia. Though they are both extremely intimate, only one is
sexually so. A Necromantic practitioner will NOT rape the dead. A
Necrophile is in it strictly for the thrill. It is about dominance
over another, and fear of rejection. A corpse can't say no. To
Love Death is to forget the flesh, and concentrate on the spirit,
Necrophilia is the exact opposite. To perform such acts on the
dead is horrendous. Though some Necromantics do refer to
themselves as "Necrophiliacs". To them, this simply means that
they are attracted to the dead. yet they would not sexually act on
that attraction. It is of a spiritual nature.
Followers of the Necromantic path attune themselves with the Death
energy to gain balance, understanding, acceptance, and Love for
the soul, it's purpose, and place in the divine plan. It's not
"evil", and it has nothing what so ever to do with Demons, or
Satan. Again, Death touches all, not just a single belief system.
For the Necormantic, the veil of humanity does not completely
cover the eyes. We strive to understand that which we fear, and
embrace it, with open arms.
Death truly is a gentle force. The most beautiful Angel, he lifts
our soul, and burdens himself with the sorrow, so that WE may feel
the joy of being free from the flesh. We should never, ever be
"sad" when it comes time to part. When we do, we find that it is
the best thing that has ever happened to us. That is the beauty of
transition. The wind may close one door, but it opens another.
So take a tip from the Irish, and celebrate the passing of loved
ones. Be merry, dance on their graves, sing, and drink from sunset
to sunset. chances are, that is exactly what they would want you
to be doing.and remember to be wary of those who claim that "real
Necromancy" is bothering the dead to give you some sort of silly
information that you think you NEED to know. if there is something
that you really do need warning for, the dead will contact YOU.