Many topics you raised are unfamiliar to me.
And my truth meter chimed Yes at the point you wrote: "The very Planet is Alive......and so named."
In my own shamanic immersion, I learned of many strange ‘truths’ including the wisdom that every soul is an indestructible, immortal being of consciousness. The soul was said to survive the body’s demise like a driver exiting an old car for the last time. The liberated soul would then be free to ‘trade-in’ for a new ‘model.’ That is, to take residence in a new body during each spirit’s next physical incarnation.
I also learned of the 'old' view that each planet is alive with a vast, embracing, sentient soul. That spiritual being is self-aware, serving as a host that animates its entire sphere of physical matter. The living planetary spirit thereby supports all life within and upon its surface regions. It is fueled by energy from the Sun plus the dynamics of living processes throughout its structure and ecosystems.
So your question about 'what is wrong with us' may have a simple answer. Is it possible that we've forgotten the basics and succumbed to cocksure Westernized mentalism? If so, this is how logic can become the art of going wrong with confidence.
So welcome to the story of how we begin to remember. I feel certain that October's AoM will continue offering 'unorthodox' insights into these issues!