There’s a third possibility that’s missing:

Subsequent psychosis is just psychosis

Unfortunately this is not possible. Any deviation from the traditional allegory still only falls under the auspice of a first level psychosis. Meaning, even if there is another smaller Cartesian theater inside your larger Cartesian theater (some kind of inception-like hell), you still only suffer from the original psychosis. It does not matter how complicated the nightmare is.

Michael Marinaccio
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