“Occultists often like to reconcile dualities, sometimes through harmonious union and other times through the constructive harnessing of their conflict, but it is worth remembering here that the root polarisation here is not between optimist and pessimist, but rather between desirable and undesirable. Pessimism and optimism only represent two of many attitudes towards this polarity and both represent unreconciled viewpoints of it.”

Beyond Optimism and Pessimism by anton in sludge in the Key 23 archive.