One of the first things I did upon Union with my Angel was to fall off a Thelemic view of the situation and take on other possibilities. This amped up and reified an intellectual solution to a non-intellectual problem. Leaving the unanswered situations of Life & Experience to flounder.
Union being a problem? Isn’t that the goal. Duncan Barford has been blogging recently on positive trauma. It’s trauma that we take on ourselves. Conversely negative trauma, as something we didn’t choose. As magicians we chose, we employ.
There’s life in these bones
Joy in these bones