On another forum I was discussing on a very specific topic with a follower of the 182 necrosophic current. The issue was if within the Necrosophic Cult of Qayin and its various aspects (falxifer, coronatus etc…) we are dealing with an eggregore or with a separate-autonomous-self sustaining-source of energy (or spirit).
His opinion was: It doesn’t matter.
My opinion is: it DOES matter. Because it’s not a matter of “it works” / “it doesn’t work”. If i wanted just a tool to achieve something, i surely won’t tune to a very specific spirit, because in order to connect with it, is suggested to perform step by step the workings in the grimoires (at least, when you begin to work with it). So to speak, and by my understandings of this current, dealing with a very specific force is almost a necessity, as it is stated that many many aspects will be revealed only trough working within your own altar and practices. But, Because i think i proved myself that eggregores are very limited and can not give you much insight, i am asking this because i fear that i’m not very capable discerning between eggregores and spirits unfortunately. For who actually works with him: do you sense it as a toughtform ?(hope not to transform this topic on another real spirit vs eggregore flamewar)
I’m passing you the ball