Very good observations, crowneagle.
Our need for technology is certainly degeneration of mental capacities. I will write more at a later stage on these issues. Also I'm very interested in hearing more about this from you! Mantra Shastra for example.
nomad, yes; the closer one is to the Source the more insight one has into how it all works. This "evolution" business I never really bought. It probably is much more like Michael Cremo says: "human devolution".
Check out his site: http://www.humandevolution.com/
Good night for now, guys! :-)
Three things are sacred to me: first Truth, and then, in its tracks, primordial prayer; Then virtue–nobility of soul which, in God walks on the path of beauty. Frithjof Schuon