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Bill Courson
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  • Montclair, NJ
  • United States
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What brings you to Esoteric Online?
I would like to share questions, insights and observations with other students of esoterica and practitioners of esoteric disciplines. I have only recently begun a systemic study of Thelema and of Chaos magick, and would love to correspond with others similarly situated.
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Favorite Sacred Sciences
Geomancy, Vedic Astrology, Eastern and Western Alchemy (Esp. Spagyrics)
About Me
William ("Bill") Courson is an ayurvedic practitioner and the principal of Montclair Ayurveda, in Montclair, New Jersey. He is on the faculty and is Dean for Institutional Development of the Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami, Florida and is presently part of a team creating an ayurvedic practitioner training program (the Bodhananda Vedic Institute) in southwestern MIchigan. He is the former administrative director of the Starseed Center for Yoga & Wellness in Montclair, New Jersey and director of the New Jersey Institute of Ayurveda as well as formerly an instructor at both centers. A retired corporate managerial accountant and website designer and developer, he has been a lifelong student and of and writer on the themes of traditional healing, alternative medicine, spirituality and eastern and western alchemy.

He is a certified herbalist with special interests in the fields of Ayurveda and Traditional Western Medicine (humoral medicine) and energetic healing through 'subtle therapies' including chakra, color and crystal therapies and has authored numerous professional and popular articles in these fields.

Additionally, Bill is a Reiki Master/Teacher in the traditional Usui lineage. He has taught professional level courses in all of these disciplines, and most recently was invited to train aspiring physicians in Reiki at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Medical School.

Bill holds diplomas in advanced (Western) herbal medicine, a Diploma in Ayurvedic Science from the New Jersey Institute of Ayurveda and a Bachelor of Vedic Studies (Ayurveda) degree from the Sai Ayurvedic College of Miami. He is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and is active on that organization's Standards Committee and Ayurvedic Schools Subcommittee, and was recently named to the Indian government-sponsored Ayurvedic Advisory Council of the United States.

He makes his home in Montclair, New Jersey and in Berea, Kentucky where he is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations.
Favorite Books
So very many of them: here's just a small sampling: Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins; Turn Off Your Mind by Gary Lachman; Dark Muse, by Gary Lachman; The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Levi Dowling; The Dispossessed by Ursula LeGuin; The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin; The Elixir & The Stone by M. Baigent & R. Leigh; Aghora: The Left Hand of God by Robert Svoboda; Another Mother Tongue by Judy Grahn.
Favorite Films
Billy Elliot, Little Buddha, Kundun, Casablanca, Beautiful Thing, Smilla's Sense of Snow, Genghis Blues, Dune, Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Star Wars 1, Star Wars 2, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Wolves of Kromer, The Power of One, A Dry White Season, Nine Hours to Rama, Ma Vie en Rose, The Wedding Banquet, Contact

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At 4:38pm on February 5, 2011, MarkostheGnostic said…


Just a born and bred Jerseyite saying hello. Born in Newark, and raised in Livingston. Took TM in Montclair 1975. Interested in Ayurveda, a practitioner of Yoga since 1973. Miamian since 1983. When you're down here, feel free to give me a call for a chat or meetup.



At 2:25pm on July 17, 2010, Sir Rockaby said…
The West! Galway, to be precise. Beautiful county.
We're having our annual arts festival and soon horse racing week. Loads of diversity here this time of year.

At 1:23am on July 14, 2010, Sir Rockaby said…
Oh my good God. I was going to list Priscilla - Queen of the Desert on my profile, but I had already listed 2 movies of that genre and my Ego told me people might get the wrong idea. EEERIE!

Being a Vedantist, could you please look at my post in the forum concerning "oneness"? I'd like to know what you think.


Helen gave you a rather beautiful picture. :)

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