I see what's wrong here. As much as I was enraptured with his storytelling, at the end of the day he like the New Yorker said "Is a Marxist" which means he only believes in this reality and somehow making it better. I'll admit, that's a valid argument. There is no "objective" validation of a transcendent reality. I've never had a "mystic" experience itself, although I do believe I've felt something close to it, maybe just for microseconds, at certain moments. Certainly during meditation. But at the end of the day, and I'm certainly not immune to this, I've got ot pay my bills like the next guy, if you don't believe in some kind of transcendence, in another words, "Another World", I don't see you engaging the world of Myth and Fairy tale properly.