It's no surprise that humans and nature are intertwined and evolve together. How could we not? Nor is it startling that systems evolve in a non-linear path. Human/Nature is in constant flux.
Have you ever contemplated the signs and symbols associated with a perfectly neutral thing like a month? Today is the Ides of March, that infamous occ...
I like to think of Andrew Harvey as one of the intellectual bad boys of the modern spiritual path. Bless the man, he's almost always a curve or two ahead of the pack.
I'm not a fan of demonizing the ego. Ego can be a true help on the spiritual path as long as it doesn't run the show.