Aquarian Educational Group

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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.

The group's publishing affiliate has a website at 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.