egregore

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French égrégore (spirit of a group),[1] from the Ancient Greek substantive of ἐγρήγορος (egrḗgoros, wakeful) meaning watcher, angel in the Book of Enoch.[2]

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egregore (plural egregores)

  1. an angelic being from the Book of Enoch
  2. (occult) an autonomous psychic entity composed of and influencing the thoughts of a group of people

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  1. ^ Victor Hugo, "Le jour des rois", La Légende des Siècles IV, V, and "L'Italie – Ratbert", La Légende des Siècles VII. Both in the Première Série, 1859.
  2. ^ Eliphas Lévi, "The Great Mystery" (1868) p.127-130, 133, 136