Before I answer I want to stress there is a specific case where not including foreign spirits in what we believe to be real would do that for a Renouncer. I do not mean to imply all guarding against further influences would be that, nor do I mean to imply Renouncer ways are somehow objectively more real or better than other clans’ ways.
I also apologize for this public discussion of private matters and regret the distastefulness but I do in fact think that understanding of these issues by a wider audience benefits the tribes and am willing to suffer the embarrassment involved.
Alright. So some - a lot - of my ancestors lived all their lives in the Darkness. All they did was in that Darkness. All their thoughts and all their ways were influenced by it. They lived under the rule of the Amarr God.
Should I pretend that never happened? Should I forget what they went through? How do I guard against that influence if I don’t have a name for it?
The Amarr God’s influence on my family line is very clear and very strong. If I deny it exists and try to live as if it never happened or is not real, I am denying the reality my ancer
stors lived in, the reality of what they were, and making them an image of my dreams rather than of their true spirit.
Better acknowledge it, give it a name and an explanation, and then explicitly Renounce.