Why write about this indeed dark side of traditional beliefs? Well, certainly not to throw a dark shadow on Nepal’s colorful and amazing culture. Rituals of all kinds are deeply ingrained in religious practices throughout the country and are carried out in every village and household in the most peaceful and tranquil ways imaginable. But there does exist a darkside – a “cult of witchcraft or shamanism” – that can make the blood run cold. It was always out there in the villages and small towns, and probably it will remain so still for some years to come. But now when that’s said, let’s return to the bright side.
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