So it seems I've been ..ehrm, assuming something about this dicipline.
Only Animists of Shaman-rank can draw a spirit into the physical world? And unless a spirit is shifted into the physical world, it can't affect it?
Meaning that lower ranking Animists(Spirit Worshippers in particular with their "spirit-summoning"-abilty) cannot convince a local nature-spirit to anything but sit down for a chat and a cup of coffee? The worshipper cannot attempt to gain any powers from the spirit(even if it agrees) without actually drawing it into the physical world(unless the spirit can manifest or discorporate on it's own)?
Is this correct? Until one is initiated into the deeper mysteries of the cult(gaining Shaman-rank), one is wholly dependant on being given already-fetishbound spirits from your hopefully benevolent superiors?
I had(perhaps wrongfully) assumed that a summoned spirit could be persuaded, but not forced, into granting a non-Shaman it's powers.
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