This thread is fascinating, and I'm only 1/3 through it (from the beginning). So I wanted to post something, but then I'd have to read the whole thread, and I really need to step back and noodle on the guitar, so I can think about it all and then come back for some more!
I've been thinking a lot lately about human technologies, human social order systems, and the current stage of human evolution as a whole. I never went to university (and let's be real: I was the "troubled, artistic kid" who zoned out to sketch in the margins during the schooling I did get), so I feel like I missed out on this very basic idea that the entire planet (including us), the entire universe, etc., is one completely interdependent, whole, living organism. I've just started reading Krishnamurti, too - anyone else gone down this road of "what if you had no beliefs of any kind"? (Sorry if it's already been discussed....as I said, this thread is too much for me to take in at once. )