Orders of Perception

This paper describes the stages a mind must develop through until it can perceive, in the most abstract sense, that its perceptions activate in the moment. This may seem obvious, but the paper describes how this perception is often rejected by the mind. In the terminology of the paper, "Can Theorist perceive this activation in the moment? No, Theorist rejects this perception. Why? Because this perception makes predictions which, if tested, would refute the experience of existing continuously over time. Without this experience, Theorist's mind assumes that it would stop perceiving (i.e., that Theorist would die)."