I agree with every aspect of your statements, though I would interpret them as more important than you might, or maybe I am just interpreting this for the original poster.
If one has a map of the sevenfold mind, and can interpret their consciousness with these karmic hallucinations, taking whatever form they may, it can be much easier for 'neophytes not to be confused by the excess of lights.'
Meaning, whatever forms these manifest in, can be recognized for what they are, and the mirror is folded yet again with the light so clear.
Though I do see your point. One is not to pay attention to such hallucination, as this serves as a sign of paying too much attention to one's self. To let go and float downstream, only to be washed back to the highest bardo, is the ideal. Though for a neophyte, the visions in this thread would be better mastered right away than one who might be inclined to cling to lower bardo phenomena, (third bardo.)
Edit: I would like to add, that in the descriptions of these higher visions, one is brought into the more natural mind-state. A place of mind that has been ingrained in our genetics before the onslaught of headache-provoking artificial light. When observing these deities, (and one will, from time to time, taking a step away from the clear light brings on the higher visions,) one can get out of the proverbial mental construct of the "modern mind." The clear light isn't a fluorescent light inside one's head that one can just activate. It is a sensual, sexual, combination of the natural creative rainbow that man has attempted to re-create artificially with lights, midways of fairgrounds, (not to mention the ferris wheel), even television.
“The mushroom said to me once, ‘Nature loves courage. Nature loves courage,’ and I said, ‘What’s the payoff on that?’ And it said, ‘It shows you it loves courage because it removes obstacles.’ You make a commitment, and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream, and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up.” -Terrence McKenna
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