Being an Associate allows individuals time to explore and after a maximum of two years a decision must be made about whether or not to become a Member. Associates have no voting or other rights of being a Member but may register for the Diploma in Theosophy at the discounted rate.
Persons living overseas may register for an indefinite period for Associate status the TSE. This is because those living abroad should become a Member of the Society in their own country or when there is no National Section apply for membership as a ‘member at large’ attached directly to TS International Headquarters at Adyar. Existing members of National Sections of the Theosophical Society outside of England may register as an associate of the English Section in order to access online meetings and the associates area of the TSE website
To become an Associate, please complete and submit an electronic form together with the annual fee.
Alternatively, download the print form and attach your completed and signed application form to an email, or attach an image of your completed form, and send it to: email@example.com
Or post it to Headquarters: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA.
When you submit your Application, you must also make an online payment or post a cheque or postal order to Headquarters.
The Associate Fee of £10 is payable from 1st October each year. For Associates joining after 30th June, the Annual Fee will not need to be renewed until 1st October the following year, so may remain current for up to 15 months. Financial hardship shall not be a barrier to joining as an Associate.
To visit or become an Associate of a Branch, please get in touch with your nearest branch who will be happy to meet you. Members and visitors often find it liberating to connect with like-minded people. Lodge or Centre meetings are very welcoming, and we respect people’s individuality. Contact Branches
For enquiries concerning your application please email our Registrar Barry Thompson or telephone 020 7563 9817. Alternatively, write to: Barry Thompson Registrar, Theosophical Society in England, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. (This email link is as existing for firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associates data is stored subject to UK Data Protection laws. The Society’s policy is not to share its Associates data with any organisations other than the Theosophical Society, The Foundation for Theosophical Studies and the English Theosophical Trust only.
Your Associate details will be kept on record at our London Headquarters, for confirmation of membership and archival purposes.