the thing about witches and things of that sort is that they are generally, on the surface level, viewed as something that’s very touristy. People who bill themselves as witches generally run fortune telling businesses or work in touristy voodoo shops, but that’s just surface level, it’s an act to make money and entertain.
Witches who are actually witches though, they don’t tend to advertise that fact very much outside of what they do as a gimmick/something fake to amuse tourists. Those who practise spells and magic keep it very much on the down low and dont make a big deal about the fact that they do what they do and are who they are. It’s very much like how Abel is an exorcist/medium through word of mouth and so doesn’t bill himself as a ghost whisperer, it’s just a fact that’s known and sort of spread hush-hush through the grape vine because nobody likes to make a calamity over people who are different.
So yes, Abel has met a witch before (and is on quite friendly terms w/said witch) but it’s sort of a tap-the-side-of-your-nose type thing wherein they know about it, a bunch of others know about it, but it’s generally not a thing one wants to publicize.
it’s one of those things like when you’ve got a bunch of ladies having afternoon tea and they’re all subtly discussing a certain topic with the utmost tact while never ever directly mentioning the thing they are talking about