Depicted are the experiences of the hidden, eleventh Sephirot of Daath. In a few traditions this goes by different names. The Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, Crossing the Abyss, confronting Choronzon, etc. The result is the same, the difference is only in depiction and description. In Daath, we are given the option of enlightenment absolute, or being lost to delusion and madness.
And either option is separated by a thin veneer of trial and sincere observation.