Simply put, traditional necromancy is the seeking of enlightenment through the context of the dead. The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a classic example of necromancy in antiquity. Its title is actually more literally The Book of Coming Forth in the Light, furthering the point. (keep reading)

Particularly common within ancient ideology, divination reveals itself to be a practice not only of observational relevance, but also one of enlightenment and prognostication. (keep reading)