Greetings, Kirk, and good wishes.
Excellent observations; well expressed.
I might even be tempted to go further and say that a large segment in the Theosophical Society would even like the term Theosophy to ineluctably become "only the teachings of H.P. Blavatsky" (and this is often already definition #2 in dictionaries, anyway).
General Theosophy #41, though, refers to a much broader definition:
Theosophy—”Intuitive knowledge or wisdom resulting from direct experience of one’s Transcendent (‘Divine’) Nature.”
Thus, if one said Plotinus's was Theosophical, that might show a certain amount of respect (and the belief that there actually are Transcendent Realities possible); however, if theosophical, that one is not quite so sure that there was any valid utilization of "Divine help" (Buddhi-Manas consciousness) in the development of his philosophy. (In the same way, I suppose, that some refer to Jesus as God but Zeus only as a god).
Thanks again for your interest, Kirk. According to the definition above, you are a gentleman and a Theosopher. . . .
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