Western Nath Order was the original name given by Shri Gurudev Mahendranath to the Nath Order which he founded in 1978. In April of 1987, Shri Mahendranath proposed that the name be changed to International Nath Order. However, for some reason the name International Order of Naths was used instead starting with the publication of the first issue of The Open Door in May of 1988. The name was formally changed to International Nath Order in 2002 as Shri Mahendranath had originally recommended. MAGIKOS was formed within the Order in early 1989 and was announced in The Open Door (Vol. 2, No. 1) in May of 1989.