What does it mean to be a necromancer?
First I want to explain that everyone’s definition will be different. The answer to this question is simply my view on things, but be aware that this is not all there is to it. To me, being a necromancer means many things. It means being respectful to the dead and dying, more than anything. It also means being rational yet open minded, cool and collected. It means taking time to give things a lot of thought, and always thinking before acting or speaking. It means communicating with the world’s beloved departed for unselfish purposes. And perhaps most importantly, it means being respectful and understanding toward the angel commonly called Death and being able to see the beauty in him.
What are the practical uses of necromancy?
If one is going into necromancy for the sake of being practical, I get the feeling they’re in it for the wrong reasons. Part of its beauty is that it’s not extremely practical, because it runs so much deeper than this world. What I mean by that is, you get so much out of it, but it’s uses are subtle. For example, after you’ve been practicing for a while you’ll find you’re more compassionate towards the sick and dying (and to people in general, because we are all mortal), I personally felt myself become more logical, and I thought about things more deeply and thoroughly.
How do you dress when practicing?
I went back and forth between wanting to post this and not wanting to post this, because I think it’s very much what you would expect. In the end though, I decided I needed to be honest about my dress and why I choose to dress the way I do.
First of all, I practice constantly, so I always dress this way. I wear a lot of black. Shocker, right? I usually wear black dress pants over a black unitard in the winter. Or the same pants with a black tanktop in the warmer weather. I paint my nails a dark grey color. I do my makeup to look like I haven’t slept in days. Why do I do this, you ask? The answer is simple actually! I dress this way because it keeps my mind in the right place. I find if I dress in other colors, or get too fancy with my outfit I get distracted from my daily practice. I try to always keep one side of me in life, and one side of me in death, and that’s all about concentration. If I dress the way I expect a necromancer to dress, I find I have a much easier time concentrating on what I’m supposed to be doing. I also tend to get bad headaches, and by looking down and focusing on the black I’m wearing, it soothes my eyes and eases the tension in my head.
That being said, I’m not against other people or even other necromancers dressing in different ways. I’m a firm believer in the whole “whatever works for you” attitude.
How does one know if they are a necromancer?
You have to explore to find that out!
If you have any additional, serious questions you may leave them in my ask and I will update this page with my answer as well as sending you a copy it!