What is an egregore? How does it differ to a Meme?
- OrellaLv 68 years agoFavourite answer
Egregore is an occult concept representing a "thoughtform" or "collective group mind", an autonomous psychic entity made up of, and influencing, the thoughts of a group of people.
A meme is "an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena.
The difference therefore seems to be the occult nature of the former.