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Spirit Remedy

Bhutanese have strong belief in the agency of non-human spirits in human wellbeing. The Bhutanese world view has their surrounding teeming with non-human spirits, some of whom causes a lot of harm to the human population in the form of illnesses, accidents and misfortunes. There are a wide range of religious rituals and folk supplication and placation rites to appease these spirits including very elaborate ceremonies and simple feeding of spirits and supplications. Villages often have priests who are experts at spirit worship or subjugation and elder women who are experienced at words of placation and appeasement.

Subject ID: S7646