the left handed side of this is the Satanist? just sayn.
Pretty sure of that.
"Mystery of the Goddess of the 3 cities" is an exposition of it, in the form of a story.
Typical in Sankrt drama, the character expound upon philosophy.https://archive.org/details/TripuraRahasyaEnglishTranslation
'The idea of the mirror implies the non-separateness of
the object from the subject (conscious being).'
' There is naught else to
know besides pure consciousness; it is like a self-luminous
mirror reflecting objects within.'
"Enjoy the Show"
... like a movie.
'Though She is the undivided whole, the universe
manifests in all its variety in Her, being reflected as it were,
in a self-luminous mirror.'
76. Just as a yokel unacquainted with the system
cannot understand the dazzling lights of the royal
audience-chamber at night and so ignores its magnificence
at first sight, so it is that you miss the Self.
77. Attend dear! Blank darkness was visible after you
controlled your thoughts. In the short interval before its
appearance and after the control of mind, there remains a
state free from the effort to control and the perception of
78. Always remember that state as the one of perfect
and transcendental happiness. All are deceived in that state
because their minds are accustomed to be turned outward.
79. Though people may be learned, skilful and keen,
still they search and search, only to be thwarted and they do
not abide in that holy state.
80. They grieve day and night, without knowing this
state. Mere theoretical knowledge of sculpture can never
make a man a sculptor.
81. Though he be a pandit well grounded in the theory
and the discussion of the philosophy of the Self, he cannot
realise the Self because it is not realisable but already realised.
Realisation is not attained by going far, but only by staying
still; not by thought, but by cessation of thought.
83-85. Effort towards Realisation is like the attempt to
stamp with one’s foot on the shadow cast by one’s head. Effort
will always make it recede.
Just as an infant tries to take hold of his own reflection
being unaware of the mirror, so also common people are
taken in by their mental reflections in the mirror of the
pure, luminous Self and are not aware of the mirror,
because they have no acquaintance with the Self'
consciousness is the mirror in which everything is reflected.
Prove, if you can, that everything is not
contained in it. Whatever you admit as known to you,
is in the knowledge conveyed by that consciousness.
Even what may be surmised to be in another place and
at a different time, is also within your consciousness.
Moreover, what is not apparent and unknown to that
intelligence is a figment of imagination, like the son of
a barren woman. There cannot be anything that is not
held by consciousness, just as there cannot be reflection
without a reflecting surface
The universe has thus originated only as an
image on the surface of the mirror of God, the "Absolute". This
conclusion is in harmony with all facts
The idiots who worship Evil are actually ignorant and delusional.