Greek mythology, classical philosophy and early theology is teeming with things referred to as 'daemons'. Many, such as those of Plato's Socrates, hint at an externalised transcendental corollary of will.
In many senses the dualism that pervaded early western philosophy could be said to be descended from this conception, but the loss of the character of being an external cause merits a distinction. The modern explicit uses of the terms 'daemon' and 'daemonic' I have found tend to refer to external perversions of ordinary will, rather than all of will itself.
So my question is: has anyone written (and I envisage here likely a writer of psychoanalysis) on the subject of daemons vis-a-vis transcendental personification of self-will in non-mythic terms?