Is it possible to get an overview of the primary known groups that are teaching the Gnosis of Samael Aun Weor? I have been doing research but it is difficult to find any comprehensive overview of the current political situation worldwide. Links to articles and/or an historical explanation would be greatly appreciated.
I first started my own individual study by listening to lectures from Glorian. Later I found there was a local centre near where I live which I have been attending ever since while I continue to regularly listen to lectures from Glorian. The society my group belongs to is The Gnostic Society Samael Aun Weor as seen on gnosistr.com. There is also the Gnostic Institute of Anthropology which I do not know much about except that it is from the lineage of Litelantes. It seems there are many other groups as well. I am curious to the origins of Glorian and Chicago Gnosis, although I respect that that is not the focus here. The focus is clearly the free and open distribution of the teachings which is why I love this resource.
I do not want to become involved in any political speculations etc. I simply wish to get an overview for the benefit of my own self directed study. For instance, what is the difference between the presentation of the three chambers as given by the Glorian society and the The Gnostic Society Samael Aun Weor? I have only just noticed that the three books in our introductory chamber appear to be compiled by the coordinator of the society. I had originally assumed these books were written by Samael. Did Samael not leave specific books with instructions on what information to deliver in each chamber? Otherwise how would instructors from different societies know how to coordinate the three chambers in the same manner?
I am also wondering where these societies overlap in terms of content, communication and interactions. Do international retreats include the presence of multiple societies converging together and sharing knowledge and experiences together? Or do these societies have their international retreats separate to one another even if they are held in the same country? I do not want to miss out on retreats from one society because I am in a different society etc.
I wish to proceed in Gnosis in the most unified way possible even if it is only the physical world we are speaking of. So therefore I see it necessary to have some knowledge of the various groups sharing the knowledge so that I may have the ability to navigate my way between them to find the core. In the same way that an aspirant may navigate between Buddhism and Christianity in order to find the universally shared religion.