Be a Member of the Theosophical Society

Membership Benefits

Join or renew today to support our work and connect with like-minded people around the world.

We offer many opportunities to join communities of people who share similar core values, including:

  • Approximately 80 local study groups
  • Online interactive study groups covering an array of spiritual topics
  • Theosophical camps and lodges nationwide
  • Frequent conventions and workshops

Learn & Grow

A rich offering of books, articles, videos, and numerous public programs available online and at our National Center provides members the resources to expand their knowledge, including:

  • Borrowing privileges at the Henry S. Olcott library with more than 20,000 items that can be shipped across the country
  • Quest Magazine, a quarterly journal of Theosophically-oriented articles on philosophy,
    religion, science, and the arts.
  • A series of monthly study papers on Theosophical concepts
  • Our more advanced online self-study courses.
  • Discounts on our many programs, workshops, and classes at our National Center and online
  • Discounts online and in-store at our Quest Bookshops in California, Illinois, and New York
  • Monthly study papers on different yearly topics distributed through the National Lodge available for free the first year by email, after that for $10 per year

Membership Rates:

All rate categories receive one copy of our Quest magazine.

Our basic annual membership rate is $72 – just $6/month!

Individual Basic Membership: $72 for 1 year               

Offspring (10-18 years of age) of a member parent have the option of free membership.              

Individual Young Adult (10-25 years old) or Senior (70 years and older):  $36 for 1 year           

For new members 10-17 years, a parent must sign the Membership Application using the [pdf] above.

Family Membership (two adults living at same address): $108 for 1 year

Offspring (10-18 years of age) of a member parent have the option of free membership.         

Family 2 Young Adults/Seniors (two Young Adults and or Seniors living at same address): $72 for 1 year

Life Membership (1 person 10 years and older): $1,800 for lifetime

Payments can be made in one lump sum, or in monthly installments over a period of one to two years.


Become a Life Member!
Support the work of the Society with a one-time $1,800 donation to the Member Endowment Fund and receive lifetime membership. This can also be spread into monthly payments by choosing the monthly renewal option or by contacting our membership department: or 630-668-1571 ext. 322.


*** Please note: we are a part of the International Theosophical Society. If you reside outside of the United States, or you live in Puerto Rico, please check the international directory for a section near you.   If there is no section in your country, you can join directly with Adyar (our international headquarters) or with us!  Thank you for your interest! 


For more information on life membership, email

or call 1-800-669-1571, ext. 322.


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