Interesting Greetings form Finland! I think we met in the Ling Gesar retreat this summer. It will be interesting to see where this story is going. I find this blog rather informative and it deals with things of which I am particularly curious. In all kinds of "spiritual" settings people talk too little about negative emotions such as fear and disgust - neither they do dare to mention anything about sorcery, except maybe healing. (In my opinion, magical healing is just one form of sorcery. With the same methods, you can both bless and curse.) Of course you do not try to be exactly historically accurate in your story, but even if it just mention some things, people can find more information with the help of those hints.