Hi. Last year, I tried to update myself on theosophy so I read “The ancient wisdom” from Besant, looked into her “Esoteric Christianity” and also read some other, smaller works from other authors. Since then, I had less time and interest to read but I met some interesting materials, articles on the the Internet that raised some questions and doubt in me. Let me present them to you, maybe you can answer them or give me pointers, share your thoughts… (Thanks in advance.)
* What is the difference between “the theosophy” and Rudolf Steiner’s work (Anthroposophy)?
* What is the “opinion of theosophist” on metaphysical tradition? Is there a disagreement/opposition between the two movements? What exactly is the basis of the traditionalist critics agains theosophy?
* It seemed to me that there are at least two factions in Theosophy, e.g. Blavatsky vs Besant/Leadbeater. Is this right? I read something that Blavatsky thought of Jesus Christ as a force while the others as a concrete person, a “spiritual master”. Correct me if I am wrong.