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.
  • 24 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 or $15
    per year
  • 25% discount at Quest Books, the Theosophical Publishing House

Membership Rates:

Basic Membership: $60 for 1 year, $108 for 2 years, $153 for 3 years               

Children (10-18 years of age) of a member parent have the option of free membership with parental consent.              

Students: 25 years or younger: $30 for 1 year           

Must provide current proof of student status. For students 10-17, a parent must sign the Membership Application using the [pdf] above.

 Family Membership (two adults living at same address): $96 for 1 year, $180 for 2 years, $267 for 3 years

You will receive only one copy of Quest magazine per family. Children (10-18 years of age) of a member parent have the option of free membership with parental consent.         

Senior Basic Membership (75 years or older): $30 for 1 year    

Life Membership (1 person 10 years and older): $1,500 for lifetime

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


Dues & Discounts
Our basic annual membership rate is $60 – just $5/month! We also offer discounts for:
• Families
• Seniors (75 and older)
• Students (25 and younger)
• Multi-year memberships


Become a Life Member!
Support the work of the Society with a one-time $1,500 donation to the Member Endowment Fund and receive lifetime membership. this can also be spread into monthly payments by contacting our membership department: or 630-668-1571 ext 322.


For more information on life membership, email

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


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