My relative who has become the ascended Varnaxis told me that his blood link to me, combined with various black magick I did including conceiving a demonic child, helped him complete the last section of his ascent to demonhood.
But he also told me that many of his past lives, including working with copper in ancient Egypt, which he told me was somehow a more occult/energy-working field than mere craftsmanship, also laid the foundations by which his very early pleas to his own Dark master for aid results in this transformation after death.
The copper thing went straight over my head for ages, until I found the first of these recommended randomly on YouTube a couple of weeks ago:
And then this:
Think how magickal that must have seemed back then… and the 2nd one, read the comments, apparently it’s also extremely dangerous.
So back on topic, he was neither spiritually a “blank slate” with regards to past lives (afaik none of that branch of my own family have Egyptian origins) nor was the bloodline element irrelevant.
It’s possible the combination of both is most useful, this could expliaj why historically, genocidal practices have been aimed at people with spiritual/occult power.
As with all things, you want every factor you can working for you, so if blood gives it a boost, work on that; if past lives help, summon them, do past-life research to see if any of your power was locked away through traumatic events (including death), and so on. It’s entirely possible you won’t know about this until you go looking.
And if you’re not finding anything, you can still massively amplify your power by various methods, we are none of us any more or less connected to raw power of Source, for example.
But it stands to reason that just as most people would rather have an experienced surgeon if we need medical care, pre-birth experience either genetic or past life IS going to come into play. Varnaxis got the best of both, and duly acquired his goal.
And if anyone’s so devoted to the Potterverse that you’re still angsty about this? Fine, but if you had good cause to think you’ll reincarnate after this lifetime, would you., or would you not, prefer to take some of your basic power and abilities with you?
Last point: don’t take anyone else’s inheritance as a discouragement, take it as a pledge from reality that work pays off!