Group soul in occult terminology means the collective spiritual essence of a community, nation, or ethnic group. It once was termed “race soul,” which was discarded during the second half of the twentieth century for obvious reasons. The group soul provides guidance for the group it overshadows, but it also possesses its own karma and may fall into imbalanced and destructive states. The condition of the group souls corresponds with the condition of the group it overshadows; it incarnates with the group begins, it strengthens and weakens and the group does, and dies when the group disbands to become extinct or emerges with or into another group.
The group soul is not to be confused with group mind or collective consciousness that is shared by people whose thoughts and emotions are focused in one direction. A.G.H.
Greer, John Michael. The New Encyclopedia of the Occult. St. Paul, MN, Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 211