Thou shalt not taketh anything too literally.
Hank Williams, chocolate covered cherries, clowns playing mandolins, and a lifelong discomfort with taking things literally.
While we should not confuse our experience as the totality of reality, neither should we make unverifiable assumptions that a totality of reality exists outside of our experiences.
The eight circuit model of consciousness proposed by Timothy Leary and championed by Robert Anton Wilson is fraught with issues, even as an analogy.
Introducing a perceptual filter for thinking about reality without absolutes; and a call for a new basis of investigation of phenomena based on experience.
The old Protestant habit of taking things too literally crossed right over from anthropomorphizing God to anthropomorphizing Nature.
Knowledge is quite often far less linear than our mainstream narrative of mind allows for.