Objects of the Theosophical Society

The genuine acceptance of the Three Objects of the Theosophical Society is all that is required for membership. By applying for membership of the Theosophical Society in England, you confirm your acceptance of these Objects:

  1. To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
  2. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
  3. To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.

Charitable Objects of The Theosophical Society in England

The Theosophical Society in England is a Registered Charity and the Charitable Objects are:

For the public benefit to promote moral and spiritual welfare, for the advancement of education, through the promotion and study of Theosophy, and the dissemination of the results of such study to the public.


You may join as a Member of a Lodge or Centre (a local group) or directly via Headquarters as an Unattached Member. You are encouraged to join the Lodge or Centre nearest to you because of the greater fellowship this brings and better opportunity to explore and learn about theosophy through regular talks and study groups and by meeting knowledgeable members. Members and visitors often find it liberating to connect with like-minded people. Lodge/Centre meetings are very welcoming, and we respect people’s individuality.

Membership fees are a modest £20 per year. The membership year runs from 1st October to 30th September. Local branches may vary these rates slightly or may require a small contribution if you attend meetings. You may either apply to join via one of our local branches  or apply via National Headquarters for membership as an Independent or White Lotus Group Member. Request An Application Form.

Young people under the age of Eighteen must complete a “Young Person’s Application Form” and have permission from their parent or Guardian.

A parent or Guardian is responsible for the safety of their young person and a Parent or Guardian must accompany under 16s to all theosophical activities and meetings (or an adult appointed by them and notified in advance to Headquarters, the Lodge/Centre or Federation).


Residents of countries outside England

If you live outside of England, you should contact the National Section for that country. Links for Theosophy Wales and Theosophy Scotland are on the homepage, and information for Europe and the Rest of the World are available from our International Directory. If there is no National Section in your country, you will need to apply for membership through the International Secretary.


Members’ data is stored subject to UK Data Protection laws. The Society’s policy is not to share its membership data with any organisations other than the Theosophical Society, The Foundation for Theosophical Studies and the English Theosophical Trust only.

Your membership details will be kept on record at our London Headquarters and International Headquarters, for confirmation of membership and archival purposes.



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