I. The Problem
Encountering insubstantial reality is a difficulty commonly experienced by the wayfarer in his - or her - journey through what passes, these days, for existence. Tipped off by any of a number of indicators - lack of resonance, thin presentation, incongruent construction, etc., etc. - the traveler may well be disconcerted to suspect that the containing scene is partial, interleaved, or simply bogus. Naturally, all of these conditions are distressing.
Unfortunately, the impulse to refuse participation can lead nowhere: it's not as if reality is going to correct itself due to a withdrawal, nor, as one could extrapolate, to a critique. So what is the weary traveler to do?
Historical tropes have been asserted to provide passage out of such a quandary, but the sad truth is that these claims are without substance. The fact is, there is no way out, and it is really more a matter of the skill of accommodation in taking passage without absorbing too much damage or distress.
Several observations may thus be of use to the wayfarer, and they are recorded here in a spirit of comradely disclosure. Rest assured, there is no falsehood herein; nonetheless, reality is adaptive, and the information here may not in fact provide the hoped-for facilitation. if that is the case, one can only consider that everything passes with time, if there is any consolation to be obtained in reflecting on such a truth.
II. Partial Reality
Some have argued that the existence of partial reality proves the presence of a Maker's hand: lest, the argument goes, how else could something be incompletely made, if there were not a process of making to be incomplete? I won't address the transparent tautology of this line of thought, but do wish to acknowledge this one of many examples of trying to explain insubstantial reality, which is a vain and pointless endeavor. What good did it do the thinker of this thought whilst encountering a partial reality? Do I really have to answer that question?
What may be of use is the simple observation that any skein with an edge has, by definition, another side. The savvy traveler who positions themselves to acquire leverage to the internal side may discover whole new sets of orientation.
III. Interleaved Reality
Interleaved reality is such a peculiar phenomenon that it is infrequently identified as such, but rather taken as complexity of some sort. One reliable detection methodology is verification, by any one of a number of means, that more than one time exists in the container. Once facile with such an appraisal, the traveler may feel at ease - well, perhaps not at ease, but at least not disordered and broken - with absorbing in turn the various temporal inputs, and, thus having mapped them, parsing them individually.
IV. False Reality
Verification is not a possibility when dealing with false reality, because there is no thing which it is not (within the container, of course). Whilst I am loath to promote investment in any kind of vagary or self-delusional "perception", one must confirm that it is possible to "suss out" false reality with the benefit of extensive and, likely, painful experience. Beyond that, in all honesty, there is not much that can be said about such a comprehensive manifestation.
V. Concluding Remarks
I was hoping to address a much wider range of insubstantial realities, including duplicate reality, parallel reality, folded reality, and the particularly disconcerting inverted reality, but there is a strange buzzing in my ear which is causing me quite a bit of discomfort, and I am unable to commit further words to this document at the moment.