There's a couple of things that occurred to me, reading the piece. There's an understanding among a fair amount of cultures that I've talked to that there are people who practice medicine and those that practice witchcraft (bear with me for a moment).
The Medicine workers operate within the flow of the universe. If it is possible, they will find the odd and unusual ways (if needed) to deliver what a person needs (not necessarily what they want).
Those who do witchcraft put a person's wants over the flow of the universe. They don't care if it has repercussions as long as it works.
Cultures, over time, needed both. Witchcraft served as a valuable pressure release when someone felt they had no other options and an excellent scapegoat if things went wrong.
There's a fair amount of neo-pagans who don't understand why witches are still persecuted in a number of tribal societies in the world. They equate it to the Christian purges of heretics. They don't often understand the damage a 'true' witch can and does do.
Let's veer back towards the article for a moment. I've been reading the potent words of the author and contemplating the power in the term witchcraft.
In tribal days, someone who went against the healthy flow of the world and their culture was a witch. But we live in a world where the currents are -wrong-, where death stares straight at us and killers of life are everywhere.
Of -course- people who work medicine and work against this current would be considered witches. And that's a label they should wear proudly. Their job is to tear it all down. A pressure release of a completely different sort.
I think we need to find a way to connect these thousands with proper elders. I think we need to cast a net to contain the horrors that have been unleashed upon the world.
Hells, I have dreams about this...