How to Become a Member
You may join the Theosophical Society at your local Lodge/Branch, or else become a National member if you don’t live close enough to your nearest TS centre. All members are both international members of The Theosophical Society and national members of the Theosophical Society in New Zealand. However, unattached members, those unable to join a Lodge or branch, are considered National Section Members. Joining a Lodge/Branch has added benefits, such as access to an amazing collection of spiritual books and journals on a wide range of subjects in the lending and reference library of our major Branches. The other benefit is to explore these subjects with other like-minded people in a regular meeting place, and to share the wisdom of these inquiries with others.
The downloadable membership application form from HERE may be used New Zealand wide; however, you may find it more convenient to go to a Lodge/Branch where the form is available and have someone help you fill in the details. The process of joining the Society, and the annual membership fees, vary from place to place. So please check with your nearest Lodge/Branch.
Our New Zealand locations can be found HERE.
Intending Lodge/Branch Members
If you wish to join any of our Lodges/Branches please download the attached form and take it in to the meeting rooms nearest to your place of residence. You will need to fill out this form and take it in person into the Lodge/Branch nearest to you.
Intending National Section Members
Those who live at a considerable distance from a Lodge/Branch, or are for any reason are unable to attend meetings or benefit from local resources are welcome to join as National Section Members, not attached to any of our Branches. Intending National Section Members may complete the downloadable application form and email it to us along with proof of payment of the annual subscription. Membership applications are approved by the management team, which meets quarterly. For any clarifications, please contact the office on (09) 523-1797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your application to join the TS in New Zealand has been accepted you become a member of a three-tiered Society. Your membership extends locally, nationally and internationally.