What is your hypothesis on the correlation or connection, if any, between witchcraft (/ceremonial magic) and rebellion?
Uh, Wait… Are you conflating witchcraft, folk magic, and ceremonial magic??
Yeah. Kinda. =/
This 2019 post ruminating on witchcraft vs. ceremonial magic offers some context. I wrote it while I was trying to figure out a title for my then forthcoming course Witchcraft Fundamentals.
Now that I think about it some more, “witchcraft” is probably not even the right term to be using. “Folk magic” might be the better descriptive? What do you think?