Is this a Concon village? Just double checking. It's probably a good idea to mention the race you are contacting, to avoid confusion.
Does this also mean that we cannot create an afterlife for the souls of our worshipers who have died? Four options I see here:
1. The afterlife (if we teach mortals of it) is a hack, nothing but a lie, and doesn't exist.
2. The afterlife is real, but there are restrictions on how it is used (no one may return from it EVER), and we may only send our followers to our afterlife.
3. The afterlife is real, and each god may create one; mortals travel to one at random upon death.
4. As option 2, except that we may also send mortals who have rejected us to our afterlife to be punished.
If we end up being allowed to create an afterlife, will our worshipers in the afterlife also count toward our "rank" in the Pantheon?
Personally, I vote for option 1; because it keeps things simpler to manage, and not having to worry about dead worshipers, people coming back to life and talking about the afterlife, or any of that jazz; and mortals would never know that you are lying.
One exception might be the champions, who upon death may be able to travel the world freely as a disembodied spirit, a "mini-god" if you will, a passive observer with no powers to change anything.