Joining as a member


The Theosophical Society is composed of students belonging to any religion in the world or to none, who are united by their approval of the Society's Objects. Their bond of union is not the profession of a common belief, but a common search and aspiration for Truth in an environment of freedom of thought. The Society welcomes as members those who are in sympathy with its Objects and who are willing to abide by its Rules.

It is recommended that individuals interested in applying to join the Society attend a few meetings in order to get to know a local Lodge or Group, and/or acquaint themselves with some of the literature produced by the Society. Application for membership of the Society can be made through a Lodge or group of your country. Some Sections require two sponsors for membership applications. The following link will show where your closest Theosophical Society Lodges or groups are.
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INDIA: Although the International Headquarters is at Adyar, Chennai, India, Indian membership goes to the Indian Section through a Lodge. You find contacts in your area from this link

OTHER COUNTRIES: Where there is no National Society or local Lodge, you can apply for membership directly as an 'unattached member' and be attached to Adyar, where your membership will be recorded under the classification Fellows-At-Large (FAL). An application form for such membership can be obtained by email or writing to the

International Secretary
The Theosophical Society
Adyar, Chennai, 600 020, India.
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