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An egregore is both the Guardian angel/superego and the shadow/id of a groupmind, be that group a religious cult, a fortune 500 company, or an eclectic secret society, and as such is invokable, evokable, and convokable.

Egregores are often servitors. Researcher L. S. Bernstein has published an essay which explores the linguistic and mystical origins of the term.

Examples include

(although the list is pretty much endless)

  • the Goddess Columbia
  • the Military-Industrial Complex
  • Acid House and the Spirit of the Second Summer of Love
  • The Internet
  • Barbelith
  • The Chiswick Townswomens Guild