The devil derives in Jewish lore as a metaphor, it represents as you know, nature. Its main function in origins as far as I can deduce is summed up as ‘the deceiver’.
Now to the tree of hedonism - interesting one that. As an artist I like to rub out lines and remove all the checks and balances amongst things, such that its all free flowing as if a single amorphous mass. This gives one the entire repertoire ~ the whole world and not part/s of it. In real terms I try to do the opposite in terms of actions, behaviours, because when you make things real it evokes accompanying drives and various facets of that idea made manifest. Here the deceiver is attempting to engulf the whole in the same pool [repertoire], hence the result being hedonistic, a natural expression of being without limits.
Ergo perhaps it is not about secrets, but more that the act of revealing is also an act of manifesting. If you manifest the whole shitpool the world IS going to be a shitpool. Not to mention that its much more fun if secrets remain secrets. Otherwise there would be no secrets, and hence no originality? Something like the devious aspect of intellect is a necessary function, and isn’t itself deviant, all things being known would leave nothing left to reveal, invent or theorise etc.
The truth is naked,
Once it is written it is lost.
Genius is the result of the entire product of man.
The cosmic insignificance of humanity, shows the cosmic insignificance of a universe without humanity.
the fully painted picture, reveals an empty canvas