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There are 11 off the beaten path places tagged animism:

Monks, Monkeys and Nats of Taung Kalat monastery

Mount Popa with its Taung Kalat monastery is truly a place of wonder. Standing on a volcanic plug, the monastery hosts aggressive monkeys, spirits called Nats, numerous shrines and occasional Yetis.…

Tengzug shrines of Tallensi

Tallensi people of Tongo in Northern Ghana have colorful traditions and interesting shrines. The main shrine in Tengzug requires a pilgrim to enter topless and witness the ritual sacrifice, if the…

Kalash people

Kalash are indigenous people living in the Chitral District of Pakistan, right next to Afghanistan border. This unique tribe managed to preserve their Indo-European roots and pagan traditions right in…
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The forbidden Kingdom of Lo

Upper Mustang, Nepal, is one of the remotest places on Earth, formerly called the Kingdom of Lo, which perfectly preserved its ancient heritage, unique culture and Bön religion.

The skin cutting ritual

Kaningara tribesmen, living around the Sepik river in Papua New Guinea have a rather bloody initiation ritual for young men, which involves cutting skin with razors to rid them of their mothers' blood…
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Voodoo festival in Benin

The Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin, is an amazing experience of everything voodoo-related, and it's not your westernized voodoo dolls, pins and needles. The festival features Egungun from Benin,…
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The Great Dance of the terrifying Nyau

Nyaus of Malawi hide in the cemeteries, wear scary masks, act like wild animals and can kill people while possessed by an evil spirit. They dance at the funerals and initiations, and their dance is…

The biggest Voodoo market in the world - Akodessewa, Togo

Akodessewa market in Togo is a place not to miss - this is the largest Voodoo market in the world, and if you have some ailment, there will always be some ground dead animal to cure your disease.

Uma lulik - the sacred animist houses in East Timor

The traditional and esoteric knowledge of Lulik in Timor Leste has been practically lost or kept secret due to the historic events and society changes. However, it is still possible to see the remains…
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