The scope of scientific endeavor has been restrained by the dogmas of naive realism and materialism, and the study of experience could be the new way forward.
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.