” The spiritual world is not a world of unrealised ideals, over against a real world of unspiritual fact. It’s on the contrary, the real world, of which we have a true though very incomplete knowledge, over against a world of common experience which, as a complete whole, is not real, since it’s compacted out of miscellaneous data, not all on the same level, by the help of the imagination. There is not world corresponding to the world of our common experience. Nature makes abstraction for us, deciding what range of vibrations we are to see and hear, what things we are to notice and remember. ‘

– Alfred N. Whitehead