Martin Heidegger sees the flowering of this crises in the rise of a global technology, a matrix which he calls the ``Gestell''. The short and very clear essay he writes on this is: The Question Concerning Technology, and Other Essays. He claims that a way out of this is not easy. We are blind to the problem because technology is seen as a savior for us. Alas, this thought is hardly new. We find it clearly articulated in Sophocles' "Antigone." Heidegger writes posthumously that ``Only a God can save us.'' (Der Spiegel interview). But the critiques of Heidegger must also be weighed while trying to come to some understanding of the kind of thing technology is. This is presently very tentative. For example, Luce Irigaray makes an important case for the absence of a feminine element in the rise of technology. She names this forgetting as the forgetting of air. I recommend her very illuminating book The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger (Constructs Series).
The anthropological studies of Claude-Levi Strauss claim to show that societies which prize the logical and propositional intellect too much, shall we say they are too left brained, do find themselves often in crisis, and the cure seems to be a return to the ``realm of the mothers'', that is to one's origins. This clearly involves a ritual incest which often brings a new order to the social structure. This throws considerable light on the importance of Sophocles' Theban Trilogy. In contrast for Parsifal, a figure of blind faith, incest will not redeem but destroy.
Professor Antonio de Nicolas has written many books on the importance of "balancing our parts" into a greater harmony. His studies of the Gita and the meditations of Loyola have made a good case for this. That our present educational system promulgates such disharmony is fiercely framed in his book Habits of Mind: An Introduction to Clinical Philosophy New Edition.
But it is sometimes difficult to separate our own sense of disorder and sorrow from our so-called civilized life. The struggle for greater consciousness is often one step back and then two steps forward but very personal. The chronicle of such a personal journey you might find in Jung's The Red Book.
Such struggles you will more likely find in our poetry and literature, struggles that altered fundamentally the psychic structure of those that were seized by almost unavoidable voice that says "change or die." A wonderful chronicle of some of those transformations can be found in Literature and the Gods
We wish you well in your journey. I hope some of this may help.