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About Torkom Saraydarian

Torkom Saraydarian (1917-1997) was born in Asia Minor. Since childhood he was trained in the Teachings of the Ageless Wisdom under the guidance of his loving father. He continued his search and training and found how the Ancient Wisdom Teachings shed light on the man's quest to understand life. He dedicated his entire life to search for the Light of Wisdom and expressed his findings and understanding in speech, writing, music, and leadership. His legacy is the expression of his inner growth.  

The Ageless Wisdom Teachings, also known as the Ancient Wisdom Teachings, or the Teaching, is comprised of all the spiritual, religious, and philosophical teachings of leading men and women in all cultures and nations throughout time. The Teaching lays the foundation for living a life of integrity and purpose. The Teaching’s principles are guides for humanity and form the basis of all religious and philosophical thought.

Torkom always pursued the quest to understand the deeper meaning of life. As he grew up, he visited monasteries, ancient temples, and mystery schools in order to find the answers to his questions about the mystery of man and the Universe. He received instruction and training in religion and philosophy and the mystery Teachings. He was also musically trained and was able to play the violin, piano, oud, cello, and guitar.

Torkom was born in Sivas, Turkey. When he was 8 years old, his family moved to Istanbul. Then at 18, he traveled to Jerusalem to study in the Armenian Monastery for priesthood. It was there that he found the Teachings of H. P. Blavatsky, Alice A. Bailey, and Agni Yoga and became a student of the Arcane School. He became a teacher in an Armenian school, then a Meteorologist for the British Royal Air force and later immigrated to the United States in 1959.

Torkom began writing and teaching about the Ancient Teachings while in Amman, Jordan. He formed a group in Amman, wrote and translated books, and gave classes and lectures on the Teaching. In the United States, he formed the Aquarian Educational Group and continued to write, compose and record music, and teach in the US and in many parts of the world. He passed away on January 5, 1997.

Torkom’s Legacy: What he did   
He left a legacy of sacrificial service and a passionate love to understand and serve the Teaching, including: 
  • Over 50 years of service, groups formed in the US and internationally, and counseling to thousands of people. 
  • Collected over 8,000 books, booklets, and periodicals about the Teaching. Formed the TS library. 
  • Wrote 150 books and thousands of articles.
  • Presented thousands of lectures, seminars, and workshops in the US and Internationally.
  • Presided over the translation of his books into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Armenian, Danish, Swedish, German, Yugoslavian, and Russian.
  • Created The Creative Trust with Gita Saraydarian to house all his creative works. 
  • Helped create, with Gita Saraydarian, TSG Foundation as the major publishing house for his works.
  • Composed and recorded hundreds of musical compositions and sacred songs.
  • Created Meditation courses and spiritual training curriculum.  TSG University Curriculum is founded on his instructions and courses.
  • Continued his study of the Teaching and meditation, creative expression and service to the end of his life. 
  • Studied and wrote summaries of major books of the Wisdom Teachings, including The Secret Doctrine, The Bhagavad Gita, Treatise on Cosmic Fire, and the Agni Yoga Books.
The one, overriding and remarkable achievement in his life was the ability to synthesize and make understandable the huge body of the Wisdom Teachings and to move the entire body to a new level of expression.