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:
- To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
- To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
- 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.
A Lodge or Centre will be happy to meet you and help with your application. Contact Branches
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).
Financial hardship shall not be a barrier to membership and applicants who genuinely cannot afford the subscription may make an application in confidence by email to the National President: National President, or by writing to The National President, Theosophical Society in England, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA. Marking your envelope ‘Private and Confidential’.
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.
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.
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.