National Lodge

The National Lodge is a self-study program available to members for an annual fee. Each year, the National Lodge covers a specific topic of study and sends monthly lessons via email or post. 

September 2022 - August 2023:
The Bible: Exoteric and Esoteric

Most people realize that the Bible isn’t entirely true on a literal level. So which parts are literally true, and which aren’t? Do the parts that aren’t historically accurate have anything to teach us today? In September 2022, Quest editor Richard Smoley will launch a new National Lodge course entitled “The Bible: Exoteric and Esoteric.” Using his book How God Became God: What Scholars Are Really Saying about God and the Bible, he’ll examine current scholarship on the Bible and sort through what is fact and what has been established to be fiction, both in the Old and New Testaments.

Yet it has always been known that the Bible contains hidden levels of meaning that go beyond literal or historical truth. Over the last 2000 years, the esoteric tradition has discussed these meanings, knowing that they are keys to inner transformation. This course will delve into those aspects as well. Please join Richard in exploring this ever-fascinating topic.

Join the National Lodge

To participate, you must:

  1. Be a current member of the Theosophical Society in America. New TSA members receive one year's free membership in the National Lodge (email only), upon request. Click here to become a TSA member if you aren’t already.

  2. Pay annual National Lodge dues: $10 email delivery.

To join or renew, please print and fill out this Enrollment Form [pdf], and mail it with your payment to:

T.S.A. National Lodge
P.O. Box 270
Wheaton, IL 60187-0270

If you wish to join or renew using your credit card, please contact Beverly Porzelt:

1-800-669-1571, ext. 322