An interesting part of this little tale is that Saul had already issued an edict declaring witchcraft illegal and calling for the death of anyone caught practicing. How many of we who practice now would a King break his own laws to visit for guidance of any kind? None of us, I daresay. Witches today are punchlines. We are harmless alternatives. We are a mildly laughable form of rebellion against organized religion.
We are not what we once were.