I've read some of Michael Pollan's work and seen him speak once. A most impressive and knowledgeable researcher/writer on plants and food--as in the best I've personally come across.
The title of this video jumped out at me, and it is a wonderful discussion (with another fellow who specializes in this area, but whose name I missed).
I imagine that a number of folks here can relate to this informed and thoughtful discussion, particularly the large segment on dissolving of ego and melding into nature, the universe, God, or whatever higher power or entity we seem to be part of. Given that I have little more to say than what is in the video, except that it rings remarkably true for me, I'll keep this short. If this doesn't eclipse the insanity of the daily news, I don't know what will"