Egregore is an occult concept representing a thoughtform or collective group mind that becomes an autonomous entity with the power to influence. Egregore derives from the Greek word egrégoroi (watchers).
Egregore is a somewhat apt term for these current times since using the psychological terminology, egregore describes that sense or impression one can get when entering a room or place that “feels different”. Politically and emotionally, so many places are taking on their own forms of egregore and in so many ways we are starting to break free from the previous molds of egregore that have forged the place we are in now.
SO much of the current group think has meant mindless ignorance, hatred and bigotry that has been carefully and systematically taught.We can break that mold and create a new egregore of understanding and true freedom for everyone…
Take a moment to assess how much of the new egregore that is swiftly sweeping loudly across this nation you’ve been open to. How has the notion that Black Lives need to matter for all lives to matter affected you? Have you been resisting even ideas about the kinds of changes that could create actually, effective change? It’s okay to be unsure, but take some time to figure out why and how you could make sure you’re fully educating yourself. We can all do and be better and now is the time to find ways to be a part of an egregore of love and hope and true change.
Namaste ~ Ella
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I think somewhat related to egregore is ‘grok”, a valid word defined as:
*Grok*’ means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. It means almost everything that we mean by religion, philosophy, and science and it means as little to us as color does to a blind man.” Wikipedia › wiki › Grol I would likewise nominate ‘karass”. Though invented by Kurt Vonnegut (hey, Shakespeare invented ‘bandit’, ‘dwindle ‘, ‘lackluster’, and ‘undress’, among others) a significant number of people from significant number of people from my generation understand the word, and younger generations could benefit from learning the word. Boys could certainly use it to impress their girlfriends with their romantic and erudite literacy. Just my humble opinion.
Ken Holland Wilmington, NC
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