Although I truly love and always loved the sound of Anathema-albums I ever felt some sort of soft denial of most of their lyrics. ("Of of of"? Gotta love English! XD) That changed completely with the new album and its all-embracing spiritual/conscious motive. It's just wonderful that there finally is a famous band which carries this thought(s) to people :)
I find the accent of the spoken part extremely soothing. He really sounds like a guy who is in peace with himself. The thought-process is really interesting. Though he kind of jumps into conclusion about the "state of pure consciousness". Funny that he also seems to know that. Well just my interpretation: "and isn't it a raging or outrageous" hints to that jump to a conclusion which is not obvious. Anyway, the song is pure bliss. Really evocative and thought provoking.
What we are looking for now, we are searching for and we have been searching for, now we've become closer to it and now we know it's already there, is there forever to seek, it's there, and it's going be there, all the time, forevermore.
@Zeus00: Hahaha! While there is indeed an (American) anthropologist Professor Stanley Ambrose, I think this is more likely to be long time folk musician and broadcaster on Radio Merseyside Stan Ambrose.