For those who do, I am not attacking you for doing this. Necromancy is a beautiful type of magick. However, the idea of communing with the dead and gaining their wisdom to me just seems to look good on paper. In practice, I’d see some difficulties.
I do not believe the dead necessarily change who they are. A person who is good natured in life, in my opinion, is not likely to become evil or vengeful in death. However, with that being said, I can’t see someone who was originally apart of the majority who would’ve seen this practice as evil would change that opinion once they transition. It’s only natural times change. The younger generations become more and more open minded on things and with them so does society itself. As you go through older and older generations, you’ll find that there were certain things that were considered normal back then that today would be considered abhorrent, and vice versa.
In games, necromancy is portrayed as this dark edgy thing. Though realistically, it’s like a historian’s practice, granted its very gloomy. By calling upon those who lived in long ago ages, it seems that necromancy is an act of turning to the past.
I do not believe the dead “become enlightened”. They don’t suddenly change what they believe just because they go to some other world. And like I posted earlier, my few sojourns to the world of dead seem to show it as a gloomy but calm place for the dead to sleep and dream. A man who dies as a Christian will remain as a Christian in death. And thus, while they will not likely lash out at us for calling them, they may certainly disapprove of our practices. Or we may find several disagreements on various things. I prefer to deal with non-human spirits who either encourage our paths away from the human conventional if not never disagreed at all.
I’ve always had trouble dealing with people of severely different beliefs and values. I get enough of that in real life and I don’t care for the discomfort. If I were to practice necromancy (which I’m not saying I wouldn’t) I’d be specifically calling on spirits of those who, like many of us, strove to seek their own way in life outside what is considered conventional. Dealing with the dead would be like dealing with the living. You follow the same rules. As someone with a social disability, I’ve found these rules to be frustrating and confusing, and so I’d prefer to interact with others where the rules are far more lenient. Again, this is not an attack or criticism towards necromancers. I admire what you do. I’m simply sharing my own take. Above all, this is more of an autism thing than any thing else.