I thought this was an interesting article, touching some of the more esoteric ideas concerning our place in the celestial order.
Civilization is only beginning to re-discover the knowledge gained and lost over thousands of years. There are levels of reality that we cannot study- because we are not even aware of them yet!
Perhaps the technologically-enhanced consciousness of the future will be able to perceive currently unimaginable aspects of the universe.
Echoes of the Ancient Skies is an engrossing book I've read, about the deep connection our ancestors had to the observable cosmic cycles.