I think we're just misunderstanding a little. Let me try again. OK, if everything is "what you see is what you get" type of thing then we are experiencing a first order reality. But if everything is a manifestation of something 'not sensed' then basically we are experiencing an illusion just as in a dream, only wake time is a consistent illusion while dream time is all over the board.<quoted text>
If you would say life, afterlife, reincarnation, are all things/processes within a single reality, not really being a reality in themselves then why did you earlier speak of "second order" realities?
I think it behooves you to pick a definition of reality and then stick with it from there on out.
I understand, though, that stating a clear definition of reality is a very tough request for human beings.
"Row, Row, Row yer boat....Life is but a dream..."
"Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true"
Of course we can't know what we are experiencing. So in summary,
1st order = what you see is what you get
2nd order = quantum particles are not really "particles" at all