I've always been interested in such matters at an early age. Not so much as deep as it's gotten the more i learn and expierence - but i have an 'authority' problem more with just absolute authority
I'll respond further to your statements then -
I'd like to move on to something we touched on: "One reason that it correlates to how man and the cosmos is more in common in relation than not."
According to the Zohar, the Heavenly Man constituted the first Sephiroth, or divine emanations. Before creation God was without form, above and beyond all attributes. But when He had created the Heavenly Man He used him as a Chariot in which to descend. This is what i've learned more in with my studies (divine thuergy is more or less kabbalistic magic, heavy in old jewish mysticism) - in adam ketoth or something ( i will look it up) is the heavenly man, who knows - maybe back in the day - when a divine being stepped down and told man of some secrets of the universe, when they said atom, maybe the writers wrote 'adam' - also interesting how when 'adam split there was eve' - just throwing some bones out there....
but i've never felt inspiration of thought of who we are, where we came from and where we are going to be a waste of time, to me a man who doesn't ponder such issues and merley is a cog in a machine is wasting a valuable expierence that we will not have again.
Not too long ago adam ( i keep wanting to type alec) - i had a 'breakthrough' in my life, i was negative and pissed off and wondered why such a being as god made my life miserable, and that's when i realized perception is reality. My perception was focused on the negative, not the positive -
Since then i've had things happen, such as: Instincts/intuition are better, don't seem to have as many problems - etc - not to mention i just seem to get things at the right time, example: I plan on moving to seattle, but i was unemployed, next thing i know i get a contract for a few months, enough to get me to seattle - other things as well -
Again, i can and do plan on replaying to most of your responses, but i felt lazy and digressed today...