If it's the same as my actual IRL beliefs, it's the latter. I don't necessarily think my long dead ancestors can hear me think to them, but I sometimes talk to them in my thoughts anyway, and I can imagine the kind of advice my great grandfather would have given me, for most situations. Basically he was a gentleman, and I try to model myself after that. Xaviien on the other hand (my character in this game) "worships" or idolises (looks up to basically) his great great great grandfather who was a mighty warrior, and likely insane with bloodlust.
I'd like Aelun to clarify that as well, if possible. Is there any chance, for instance, of Horatio appearing in the clouds, Mustafa style, and tell me something about the circle of life, or maybe just speak to me in a dream?
I feel this may happen to my character anyway. The thing is, he will believe it is Horatio speaking with him, but no information would ever be provided through a vision like that unless the character already had that knowledge, maybe locked away somewhere in the back of their mind, repressed or forgotten.