Path of Gnostic Light
The Path of Gnostic Light is a new form of Gnosticism that
was originated by a man known only as Master Leo, a resident
of Macedonia. In the early 1980s, after a period of working with
The Book of the Law, the holy book of the thelemic magick tradition,
Master Leo claimed to have made contact with the entity
Aiwaz, which he described as an energetic current, the same entity
who had dictated The Book of the Law to Aleister Crowley
early in the twentieth century. Aiwaz provided insight into the
old magical formula Abrahadabra which gave rise to a set of
magical techniques that connected the energy centers in the
human body, the chakras, to the energies of Abrahadabra. The
communication from Aiwaz led to the founding of the Path of
Gnostic Light in 1985.
The Path of Gnostic Light was created as an outer order on
April 16, 1985. Subsequently, Master Leo compiled the teachings
of the order into a book, Knjiga Gnoze (Book of Gnosis),
and published 121 copies, all of which were distributed in the
former Yugoslavia. In the meantime, Master Leo had come
into contact with Michael Bertiaux, a thelemic magician residing
in Chicago, Illinois, who noted that while a new form of
magical Gnostic teachings, Master Leo’s perspective was very
close to his own and that of Kenneth Grant, the head of the
Ordo Templi Orientis organization based in London, England.

Following the opening of the Path of Gnostic Light, a set of
inner orders were created. They include the Order of the Gnostic
Black Serpent (for males), the Order of the Gnostic Black
Dove (for females), the Order of the Gnostic Black Star (for
both males and females) and a fourth order known only by its
initials, P.O.K.A. Included in the work of these orders is the
practice of left-hand tantra, that is, sex magick.
The teachings of the Path are a path of self-exploration that
begins in the direct experience of one’s personal nature and
the destruction of the illusionary presentation of the mind
about oneself. Following the Path leads to the complete identification
of the self to the primal It. The teachings of the Path
of Gnostic Light use the symbolism of the snake and the associated
kundalini energy as central to its teachings. That symbol
brings together such diverse esoteric teachings as the ancient
cult of Orpheus and the modern Voudou cult of Damballah.
Identification with the snake (and other animals on the astral
plane) involves a magical transformation, a form of lycanthropy.
Pathetism Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed.
The Path of Gnostic Light has an Internet site at http through which Master Leo
in Macedonia and his representative in Canada may be contacted.
The Path of Gnostic Light.
pglvx.htm. May 14, 2000.