Dr. Orion Taraban Most people on the planet are subject to a delusion so prevalent that it is functionally invisible. In so many words, the delusion is that one’s judgments about reality inhere in reality, itself. It kinda works like this: people judge phenomena according to egocentric standards, project those judgments into reality, block awareness of that projection, and then mistake their projected judgments for empirical observations. This transforms the universe into a hall of mirrors, which is the narcissistic dilemma. The way out is through awareness.