ABSTRACT: This paper approaches Kierkegaard`s anguish from the philosophical hermeneutics perspective, since anguish belongs to the somatic, psychological and pneumatological area. Given that man is a synthesis of body and soul carried by spirit, the disruption of one is damaging the others. Demonic means closing itself, denoting dumbness. State of captivity, inwardness, refusal of communication, the demonic is a condition that Søren Kierkegaard opposes to freedom, expansion, communication and can be a metaphor of the diary, if we consider the diarist`s mental structure: schizoid, in an endless conflict not only with itself but with the world. In a religious way, freedom is communicative, meaning to share, to (be) saved. Through an ontic perspective of being, seeing the man becoming, Kierkegaard teaches us what it means to be human through an imaginary reintegration into someone else`s condition, it`s a perspective that we identified as the background of Eliade`s hermeneutics. Another aspect of the demonic is the genius, represented by subjectivity, passion, anger, religion, contemplation, introspection. The genius is not afraid of fate because he knows that it can be determined by free will, he is afraid only of himself, of his own conscience. Subjectivity is always reactionary. The rebel, the demon, the genius is dominated by anguish, guilt, despair, the reason being the sin of breaking the community.
KEYWORDS: demonic, anguish, metaphor of the diary, genius, thorn in the flash.