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See also: égrégore
egregore (plural egregores)
- (obsolete) An angelic being from the Book of Enoch.
- 1815, Robert Mayo, A New System of Mythology:
- When men multiplied, says the author, they had daughters of an exquisite beauty, so amiable that the Egregores, or the guardian Angels, conceived a violent passion for them.
- 1884, Benjamin Charles Jones, Allegories, discources, dissertations, disquisitions, episodes, legends, parables, problems, & proverbs on fact and fiction, past and present, and the world:
- […] but I must be fair, and point out that there are those who fancy he is a fallen angel, an Egregore, a guardian angel of somebody else's property, and if he really is an 'Egregore he may be grandfather to the Nephelim, and great grandfather to the Eliud.
- (occult) An autonomous psychic entity that is composed of and influencing the thoughts of a group of people.
- 2013, Anaiya Sophia, Sacred Sexual Union: The Alchemy of Love, Power, and Wisdom:
- In magical esoteric circles an egregore is commonly understood to be a magical psychic entity consciously or unconsciously created by a couple or a group as an encapsulation and merger of their collective aspirations and ideals.
psychic entity influencing thoughts