You distinguish between real and actual things the same as between illusory and actual things.
It seems very unclear considering their definitions. In any case, since no thing labelled real or actual has any truly independent ongoing
substantial existence, we can say that its existence is apparent. Clinging to the notion of some truly existing ‘me’ or some truly
existing actual thing or physical body or physical universe seem to be an expression of the same fearful clinging.
When a person is not experiencing either ASC or PCE, what is one experiencing? Is the ‘actual’
person NOT seeing the ‘actual’ world? NOT hearing the ‘actual’ world? NOT smelling, tasting, and touching the ‘actual’ world?
I haven’t noticed people walking into walls or failing to respond when called. What’s happening? I won’t presume that my
understanding based on my experience matches yours, but I find it intriguing that you used the phrase ‘pasting as a veneer over
actuality’. I understand that all 6B+ persons are experiencing the ‘actual’ world but in addition to that, like a veneer, imagine
and project concepts such as social relationships. In this way, ‘PCE’ is always available, in fact occurring now, and is experienced
when we cease believing in concepts and/or free our attention from them.