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You’re Very Clever, Young Man, but It’s Egregores All the Way Down

I’m going to have to figure out how to explain what an egregore is without bogging the book down in exposition.

This means I have to figure out which character can explain what an egregore is in the most entertaining way, and I’ll have to be careful to choose the moment when that explanation happens for maximum possible coolness.

But you, O Patreon readers, get to hear me blurt it out and then puzzle through how the word gets used in my novel.


Egregores are a concept from the occult tradition. An egregore is a thoughtform generated by the shared ideas and practices of a group of people that develops a life of its own, until it is able to influence its human group in turn as they continue to influence it.

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