The concept of Egregore in Freemasonry

(...) In addressing the concept of the egregore, my feeling is that Masonry - regardless of the interests of the other Brethren one has direct personal contact with in a lodge meeting - can, in its regular functions, provide an environment for this quest and development. The Opening of the Lodge awakens the egregore, if not every Mason. And the Brother who is looking for it, can find it in a lodge meeting. Of course, it's not an easy - nor necessarily a safe - topic to broach during a collation. But we have groups like this one to discuss it. And, as younger seekers join our ranks (by the Will of the GAOTU), hopefully the lodges will grow to better reflect the spirit it builds. (...)
By Monsignor Scott Rassbach, Apostolic Johannite Church.