Well it's phrases like "open your mind" that sends many christians packing. Ears close. It sounds too new age...having to do with using an empty mind to meditate with. This is part of the problem and why we don't get very far in our communications sometimes. I realize you are not using that phrase to mean that...but just wanted to use it as an example of part of the problem here.
Mastedons? Well now my interest has piqued. That first video is pretty dry. Perhaps it's too early to understand what you mean about a spiritual connection?