The forest, then, is a place where individuation is restored, while at the same time the individual regains his sense of being one with that Nature of which he is a part which is also the very ground upon which he stands. Individually restored, and the sense of oneness with nature regained, the forest is depopulated of its monsters; then, if the experience is sufficiently profound, the person returns to a world that also has been depopulated of monsters, no longer experiencing himself as anxious or hostile where no real threat or enemy exists. Masters & Houston