Heads and Tails of The Daemonic

The Daemonic is Tragedy and Humour.

The Coyote is the wisdom more on the humour side, though laughter and tears remain close, and where one occurs, the other soon appears, because they address the same thing= the paradox of the human condition. Looked at in one way, this makes us laugh; looked at in another way, this makes us cry. Redemption involves both the tears of heartbreak, and the deep belly laugh.. In a weird way, both accept the human predicament, saying amen to it.

In Romanian folk tales, there are characters in whom ‘one eye laughs and the other eye cries’..

Black Elk= “When a vision comes from the Thunder Beings of the West, it comes with terror like a thunder storm; but when the storm of vision has passed, the world is greener and happier; for wherever the truth of vision comes upon the world, it is like a rain. The world.. is happier after the terror of the storm. ..you have noticed that truth comes in to this world with two faces. One is sad with suffering, and the other laughs; but it is the same face, laughing or weeping. ..it is the power of lightning that heyokas have..”