"Good overview book, but nitty gritty of succession
There is so much garbage and misunderstanding when intellectuals write something about an spiritual movement. You have to be a practitioner in order to understand fully what Radhasoami is all about. It was a trick/ploy employed by a would be Saviour but it had nothing to do with Bhagwan Krishna and His favorite Radha. Radha in Radhasoami corresponds to the soul of the disciple/initiate. Soami corresponds to the Satguru. Like the Ramasita movement of Ramananda, the teacher of Kabir Sahib, it has nothing to do with Rama and Sita; Rama corresponds to the Guru and Sita corresponds to the soul of the disciple/initiate. It is much easier to understand if one knows the 'Mother and Child Luminosity' of Tibetan Buddhism. I hope that I did not insulted anyone.