For myself, art has helped me get to the level of understanding where I can (just about) grasp MBT. Artists often use imagery and metaphors from our PMR existence to explore and express abstract ideas about existence. Take these lines from Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey':
And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean, and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man, 100
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thought,
And rolls through all things. Therefore am I still
A lover of the meadows and the woods,
And mountains; and of all that we behold
From this green earth; of all the mighty world
Of eye and ear, both what they half-create,*
And what perceive; well pleased to recognize
In nature and the language of the sense,
The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse, 110
The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul
Of all my moral being.
To me thats a good effort at trying to express his inner intuitive feeling about what MBT would call AUM.
Another example is the first four lines of William Blake's 'Auguries of innocence':
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
I think Blake is expressing his intuitive grasp of the interconnected nature of existence, almost along the lines of the theory of the holographic universe, which is not entirely compatible with MBT (I don't think so anyway, please correct me if I'm wrong) but another example of PMR imagery being used to try to explore something more abstract.
Also Nabokov's Pale Fire which I wont quote but here's a link if anyone is interested: http://www.shannonrchamberlain.com/palefirepoem.html
Various art forms demand a high level of verisimilitude (realist painting, film, literature ) which create an illusion within the illusion of PMR ( and another interactive learning opportunity as a result ,I think). It was this aspect of art in particular that gave me the feeling that everything was information, which laid the foundation for understanding Tom's theory.