Aquarian Educational Group
The Aquarian Educational Group is a small group built
around the teaching activity of the Rev. Torkom Saraydarian
(1917–1997). Saraydarian was born in Asia Minor of Armenian
heritage. He had a diverse religious upbringing and began to
search for spiritual wisdom as a youth in the Christian and Islamic
mystical groups available in his homeland. He was also
an accomplished musician. After moving to the United States
and gaining some proficiency in English, in the 1960s he began
teaching informally in his home in Van Nuys, California, but
soon shifted to Agoura, California, where group meetings were
held until the early 1990s when the move was made to Sedona,
Arizona. In 1987, Gita Saraydarian, Torkom’s daughter,
founded T.S.G. Publishing to keep her father’s many writings
(including some 170 books) in print.
Saraydarian attempted to create and teach a synthesis of the
major teachings found in all true religions, the ancient wisdom,
and found particular assistance in that endeavor in the theosophical
writings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Alice A. Bailey,
and Helena Roerich. His pronouncement of the ancient
wisdom was summarized in a series of statements that affirmed
the existence of One Almighty Power that is the cause of all that
is manifest. In each human being, indeed in every living form,
there is a spark of the Divine. Each person has the potential to
unfold and radiate Beauty, Goodness, Truth, and Joy. Each
person also has the responsibility to live a life of honesty, nobility,
simplicity, justice, and generosity.
The group is headed by a nine-person board of trustees.
Saraydarian was president of the board during his life and has
been succeeded by his daughter, who is also the principal
teacher at the Torkom Saraydarian Center for Esoteric Learning
in Arizona. The keynote of her teaching is that while we
have a tremendous capacity for greatness, humans tend to
chain themselves to a lesser mediocre life characterized by frozen
ethnic, national, social, family, and personal mind sets.
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Aquarian Educational Group
The group’s publishing affiliate has a website at http It may be contacted at P.O. Box 7068,
Cave Creek, AZ 85327.
Saraydarian, Torkom. A Commentary on Psychic Energy. West
Hills, Calif. T.S.G. Enterprises, 1989.
———. The Flame of Beauty, Culture, Love, Joy. Agoura, Calif.
Aquarian Educational Group, 1980.
———. The Symphony of the Zodiac. Agoura, Calif. Aquarian
Educational Group, 1980.

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