Some claim that witchcraft, specifically Wicca, is the fastest-growing religion in the world. The truth is, that designation belongs to Islam, but that doesn’t mean witchcraft is not a force to be reckoned with-in more ways than one. As more people reject patriarchy, embrace their divinely feminine natures, want to find balance in their faith, connect to nature and turn away from the Abrahamic faiths, more are discovering witchcraft.
This is not to say that all people have the freedom to practice their faith or art as they choose. Each day there are reports of murders in India and Africa of people suspected of witchcraft and the deaths of innocent/not-so-innocent people happen all around the world in the names of fear and superstition.
What I envision is some of the Christian churches will eventually begin to explore more of the Gnostic texts or bring in elements of the Bible (like Jesus being a magician) that have long been sanitized out. If one watches the practice of the Catholic Church, you can see some bits of pagan beliefs that were maintained. It is also why there is often a tie between folk magic practices and members of the Catholic Church.
Witches are helping to shape social media and bring new forums to the practice of the various traditions.
And it doesn’t hurt that witchcraft and spiritual ancillaries are a multi-billion dollar industry.
The Little Spark of Joy tarot map is really intriguing. An interesting study would be to trace the folk magic practices and traditions in those places where tarot decks are not popular. Is it because of their dominant religions, folk practices, stigmas/punishment against it, finances, etc.?