Become a Member


Initiates, Bishops and Priest

Member Initiates and ecclesiastical personnel in the Aetherius Temple in Los Angeles

We have two categories of Membership:

Full Membership

Full Membership entails a definite level of commitment to the Society and its global mission of world peace and enlightenment. All Full Members observe annually July 8th, the holiest day of the year, and 13 other commemoration dates as listed and prescribed in the Aetherius Society’s ecclesiastical calendar.

Our Full Members also support The Aetherius Society, when possible, by participation in Services, Operation Prayer Power and Pilgrimages, and by attendance at lectures, seminars, and workshops. Members also often hold their own services at home to send out much needed spiritual energy and healing to the world.

The Membership year runs from July 8th to July 7th the following year, since we consider July 8th as the holiest day in our calendar and the beginning of our spiritual new year, known as an Earthyear. Membership is renewable each year and the fee per year is:

  • $60 in the USA and Canada
  • $70 in New Zealand and Australia (please note that this is US$)
  • £50 in the UK
  • £55 in the rest of Europe and in Asia
  • £17 in Ghana and Nigeria (or £5 without Cosmic Voice subscription)
  • £35 in the rest of Africa.
  • For other locations – please contact us.

These fees are to cover basic costs and are deliberately kept as low as possible.

Full Membership applicants should have a grasp of the key teachings of The Aetherius Society and are required to have studied at a minimum the following: The Twelve Blessings, The Nine Freedoms, Contacts with the Gods from SpaceRealize Your Inner Potential, and The Cosmic Plan.

Temple Degree Initiation

Certificates of merit are given to Full Members in recognition of attendance at services (or services at home if attendance is not possible), donations and voluntary work. After a minimum of three years, a Member with at least two certificates of merit can take an oral exam testing his or her knowledge of the Society’s teachings. If successful he or she can then apply to become a Member Initiate.

If accepted, the candidate would then go through an initiation ceremony, after which he or she would wear a green robe to certain events. Higher initiations in this Temple Degree Order are signified by a cream robe, a yellow robe and ultimately an orange robe.

Help on your passing

Full Members of The Aetherius Society benefit from a unique service when they pass on to the other realms. Dr. King arranged for Full Members who have passed over to be met by people of a high spiritual caliber on these realms who will help them personally during the transition period.

Subscription to our journals

In addition to the privileges of being a Full or Associate Member, you also receive, as part of your Membership, subscription to our two journals The Aetherius Society E-Newsletter (monthly) and Cosmic Voice (at least one edition per year).

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is designed for those who support the Society’s aims and work, but are unable to participate in a more active role. This category of Membership therefore does not provide all the benefits of Full Membership.

The annual fee is the same, and includes subscription to our two journals The Aetherius Society E-Newsletter (monthly) and Cosmic Voice (at least one edition per year)Associate Members are required to observe July 8th, but no other commemorations in our calendar. Associate Members cannot earn certificates of merit, and do not qualify for the special service of being met after having passed on.

Associate Membership applicants should have a grasp of the key teachings of The Aetherius Society and are required to have studied the following: The Twelve Blessings, The Nine Freedoms, Contacts with the Gods from Space, and Realize Your Inner Potential.

It is not a requirement to be an Associate Member before applying for Full Membership.

To apply for Full or Associate Membership please contact us for further information.


Discover more about Membership

In this podcast, Richard Lawrence speaks with his guest Brian Keneipp about the unique opportunities you have as a Member of The Aetherius Society to change the world and open the door of Enlightenment in your own life. Richard and Brian are the Executive Secretaries of The Aetherius Society for the European and American Jurisdictions respectively, and they both spent many years working by the side of Master of Yoga Dr. George King – founder of this spiritual path. They are in an ideal position to talk about why it matters, and why it’s better, to be a Member, if you are someone who believes in our teachings.


Please note: Being a Friend of The Aetherius Society is not the same as being a Member. Becoming a Friend is for those people who are interested in, and sympathetic towards, the Society and its teachings, but does not involve any formal commitment. For some it is a very helpful step towards Membership, though it is not necessary to be a Friend before applying for Membership.