...Solipsism or a 'many-worlds' type of experience would be re-explained as the inner movement of a persons' mind (which is alive and sovereign) in alignment with the inner circumstantial movement of a seperate set of external events which are organic representations. This inner merging of monads means that there can be a living connection between the private mind and external natures.
It would be a self-regulated solpsism because it respects a living objectivity within the natural world.
I think that matter is itself alive. Not just in the Quantum sense but in the aggregate. The internal WILL of man is alive AND the external REPRESENTATION in nature is also alive, organic!
But what does it mean "matter is itself alive"?
What is the test for being alive in the aggregate?
..... intelligence of representation in the natural world, as a living corollary to the inner movements of the mind.
.....That thought in its immanent structure could affect external representation, via a kind of providential momemt of experience. ...
Again, that sounds like Buddhism.
Are you familiar with the Dhammapada, etc?
So I ask you perplexity: are you familiar with the Greeks, I mean especially the presocratics?
"The wing is the corporeal element which is most akin to the divine, and which by nature tends to soar aloft and carry that which gravitates downwards into the upper region, which is the habitation of the gods. The divine is beauty, wisdom, goodness, and the like; and by these the wing of the soul is nourished, and grows apace; but when fed upon evil and foulness and the opposite of good, wastes and falls away."
Nature loves to conceal herself
It disperses and gathers, it comes and goes.
Into the same river you could not step twice, for other <and still other> waters are flowing.
The straight and crooked way of the woolcarders is one and the same.
The road up and the road down is one and the same.
I think the major similarities between the Greeks and Buddhism is that the Greeks also see that the "logos" (any account of the world, or the world itself, or any account of Being, or Being itself) is alive and only by gesturing or metaphor do we 'capture' or indicate the truth.
Like a rushing river, things always overflow the concepts by which we seek to identify them and, in so doing, call for a kind of non-identity thinking, the goal of which is to reveal the non-identity of things and the concept under which they are usually identified.
Non-identity thinking operates for the sake of the objects of language, by using concepts to unseal the non-conceptual without making it their equal. It's what some philosophers call 'anti-philosophy', on the conception of philosophy as metaphysics, which latter (by seeking to comprehend things by means of the most general identifying concepts of all) is identity thinking par excellence.
"Might matter itself be in some sense 'alive' and capable of exhibiting independent intelligence?"
It would be valuable scholarship to compare notes on the two. Do you know of any book that does so?