the casting credits includes numerous witches, including one labeled as The Witch, meaning, it's not a family member (as with Noah [Adrian Brody] in The Village dressing up as one of "Those of whom we do not speak, but can't seem to stop talking about,"), or a figment of their imagination, and--since the word "coven" is used in the credits to describe some of the Brides of Satan--we know they are real devil worshipers, instead of a fringe group mis-understood who wants their 1st Amendment rights.
his journey to redemption begins with him being lost in the forest and more recently, in the TV series SALEM, Tituba takes Mary Sibley to perform her abortion in the woods: the woods are tangled and dark, and it's where we get lost, but it's a metaphor for how we are spiritually lost. When someone is lost in the woods, or goes deep into the woods, it's because they have, in some manner, deviated from the "right path" and don't realize the sin they have committed. What sin has been committed?
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