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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Theosophical Society Alabama - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Arizona - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Australia 1,485 - 17
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "The Theosophical Society... has 17 centres in Australia consisting of thirteen lodges and four study groups, with 1485 members. "
Theosophical Society Australia - - 22
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society in Australia " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Australia: Tasmania - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society in Australia " official organization directory
Theosophical Society California - - 23
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Colorado - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Connecticut - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Delaware - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Florida - - 11
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Georgia, USA - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Iceland 600 0.24% - - 1978 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society in Iceland " Right from the beginning the theosophical activity in Iceland has been lively and powerful. The membership has been relatively large, over 600 members among a population of 250 thousands in the late 70's, but at present the membership is around 350.
Theosophical Society Iceland 350 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society in Iceland " Right from the beginning the theosophical activity in Iceland has been lively and powerful. The membership has been relatively large, over 600 members among a population of 250 thousands in the late 70's, but at present the membership is around 350.
Theosophical Society Illinois - - 9
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Indiana - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Iowa - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Kansas - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Kentucky - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Louisiana - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Massachusetts - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Michigan - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Minnesota - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Missouri - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Montana - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Nevada - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society New Jersey - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society New Mexico - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society New York - - 8
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society North Carolina - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Ohio - - 10
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Oklahoma - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Oregon - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Pennsylvania - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Rhode Island - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society South Carolina - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Tennessee - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Texas - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society United Kingdom: Britain 1,000 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Source: The Theosophical Society in London declined... to provide numbers, so author "asked an Anglican clergyman who's doing a Ph.D. on Theosophy " and author's assistant "asked a friend who's a Liberal Catholic bishop and a disaffested Theosophist, and both came up with approx 1000 "] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Theosophy: Britain: Theosophical Society (1999) about 1,000, plus 200 in other Theosophical groups (Tingay's estimate)... "
Theosophical Society USA 7,000 - - - 1927 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1041. "During the next twenty years [after Olcott's death in 1907] the society's membership grew to forty thousand, scattered in forty-three different countries, including over seven thousand in the United States, with headquarters in Wheaton, Illinois. "
Theosophical Society USA 4,300 - 140
units
- 1995 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "Raelians " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Stewart Hawkins For Sociology 497, Fall 1998 " "Size of Group: The Theosophical Society is Theosophy's most prominent group. Its size, as of 1995, was 30,000 members worldwide. The number of American members was 4,300, divided between 140 centers (or lodges.) (Melton, 1996A:730) "
Theosophical Society USA - - 120
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site (1998): "Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry "; web page: "Theosophy " "Theosophy... Headquarters: International headquarters are in Adyar, India. In America, Wheaton, Illinois. Membership: Approximately 120 study centers in the U.S. with others in various countries. Membership statistics are unavaliable. "
Theosophical Society USA - - 120
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " Approximately 120 local branches and study centers in major cities of the country carry on active Theosophical work. A considerable number of members-at-large are affiliated directly with the national center.
Theosophical Society USA - - 130
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " participation in an international organization with branches in some 60 countries of the world and local groups (lodges and study centers) in some 130 locations in the United States
Theosophical Society USA 5,200 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) "The Theosophical Society of America reported 5,200 members in the U.S., 34,000 members worldwide. " [Note: There are some different Theosophical organizations. It's not completely clear the one refered to here is the Adyar group, but I'll assume it is.]
Theosophical Society Virginia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Washington - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society Washington, D.C. - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory for "District of Columbia "
Theosophical Society Wisconsin - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory
Theosophical Society world 18 - - - 1875 Rice, Edward. Ten Religions of the East. New York: Four Winds Press (1978); pg. 142. "On the evening of September 7, 1875, seventeen people gathered in H.P.B.'s rooms... H.P.B. began the Theosophical Society tht night. "
Theosophical Society world 100,000 - - - 1907 Sann, Paul. Fads, Follies and Delusions of the American People. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. (1967); pg. 194. "...Theosophical Society... Under Anie Besant, who emerged as president of the new church's branches in India and America in 1907, the theosophists, 100,000 strong, began to talk about the Buddhist 'Path' to Nirvana... "
Theosophical Society world 6,780 - - - 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 245. "It seems to us that the New Age is no more potent or relatively popular today than it was in the heyday of Theosophical Society, which claimed a total membership of 6,780 in 1926. "
Theosophical Society world 40,000 - - 43
countries
1927 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1041. "During the next twenty years [after Olcott's death in 1907] the society's membership grew to forty thousand, scattered in forty-three different countries, including over seven thousand in the United States, with headquarters in Wheaton, Illinois. "
Theosophical Society world 40,000 - 1,500
units
- 1972 Godwin, John. Occult America; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. (1972); pg. 134. "Today the [Theosophical] society is an international order, with 1,500 worldwide branches and about 40,000 members. "
Theosophical Society world - - - 60
countries
1978 Rice, Edward. Ten Religions of the East. New York: Four Winds Press (1978); pg. 143. "The Society [based in Adyar, India] today has centers insome 60 countries but is barred from all Communist lands except Yugoslavia. "
Theosophical Society world - - - - 1991 *LINK* Wilson, Andrew (ed). "The World Religions and their Scriptures " in World Scripture. International Religious Foundation, 1991. (viewed 9 July 1999) "new sects and movements in Hinduism both in India and the West, for example, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the Theosophical Society, Arya Samaj, Brahmo Samaj, Ananda Marga, Transcendental Meditation... "
Theosophical Society world 35,000 - - 37
countries
1992 Sellon, Emily B. & Renee Weber. "Theosophy and the Theosophical Society " in Modern Esoteric Spirituality (vol. 21 of "World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest "), edited by Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman. New York, NY: Crossroad (1992); pg. 318. "The Theosophical Society, whose international headquarters are at Adyar, Madras, India, now has a membership of around 35,000, with national sections in 37 countries. The second largest group is the Theosophical Society International... "
Theosophical Society world - - - - 1994 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY: founded in New York City in 1875 by a Russian SPIRITUALIST, Helena Petrovna BLAVATSKY and Henry Olcott (1832-1907)... In 1878 the founders moved to India where they established the international headquarters of the movement... KRISHNAMURTI... When he rejected this role and repudiated THEOSOPHY the movement suffered a blow from which it has scarcely recovered. Nevertheless it remains important today because of its influence on the growth of Indian NATIONALISM, individuals like GANDHI, the COUNTER CULTURE of the 1960s and the NEW AGE MOVEMENT. "
Theosophical Society world 30,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "Raelians " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Stewart Hawkins For Sociology 497, Fall 1998 " "Size of Group: The Theosophical Society is Theosophy's most prominent group. Its size, as of 1995, was 30,000 members worldwide. The number of American members was 4,300, divided between 140 centers (or lodges.) (Melton, 1996A:730) "
Theosophical Society world 34,000 - - - 1998 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Source: Data from the organization.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Theosophy:... World: 34,000 (1998) "
Theosophical Society world 30,000 - - 50
countries
1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "The Theosophical Society is a religious and philosophical association, but not a church. It was founded in New York, USA in 1875 by Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Colonel Henry Steel Olcott. The Society now has centres in over 50 countries around the world, with an estimated 30,000 members. "
Theosophical Society world - - - 48
countries
1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society in Iceland " The Theosophical Society was formed in New York, Nov. 17, 1875, and incorporated at Madras, India, April 3, 1905. Currently the Society has national sections in 48 countries and International Headquarters in Adyar, Chennai, (Madras) 600020, India
Theosophical Society world - - - 60
countries
1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " participation in an international organization with branches in some 60 countries of the world and local groups (lodges and study centers) in some 130 locations in the United States
Theosophical Society world 34,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) "The Theosophical Society of America reported 5,200 members in the U.S., 34,000 members worldwide. " [Note: There are some different Theosophical organizations. It's not completely clear the one refered to here is the Adyar group, but I'll assume it is.]
Theosophical Society Wyoming - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Theosophical Society " official organization directory


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