What intrigues me is how non-hierarchical this is. Yeah, as the article notes, there's still a "decider." And we haven't, yet, reached the point where someone speaks for the trees, or the squirrels, or the bees in this process. But I can imagine crowdsourcing being used in The Fifth Sacred Thing to figure out what to do about the invaders.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."