The fundamental, even essential, factor determining the whole is the environment in which these situations take place. The prevailing gloom of the forest is a kind of safe vacuum, a kind of insulator that safely separates the action from the surrounding world and a certain chaos, visual impurity and noise smog. The forest is the guardian of the whole process. It is an imaginary Doorkeeper in the rituals of secret societies. It is a place where the author has often actually physically been. She then imprints the specific and final places in her memory, letting the philosophical influences contained in her own rich inner world operate freely.