William LeSassier, herbalist, healer and teacher for more than 30 years, was born November 6,
1948 and died May 13, 2003. His work, begun seriously while he was still
in his teens, took him from his native Texas to California, later to New
Mexico, Colorado, Oregon and many foreign countries…. eventually to New
York (where he died) and Virginia (where he’s buried).
William once researched the origins of his name and found that it is from an Old French
term meaning “Keeper of the Waters”. It described the caretaker of the
locks on canals. William was the
Keeper of the Waters. When he was in the mood, when it was the Tao of that
place in time, he would open the sluice gates, sometimes only as an aside
or an afterthought. The waters of Understanding would spill forth, opening
a passage to a deeper or higher level of being… then he’d let us be on our
way. He’d succinctly done his job in that moment & was on to the next. Now
William’s presence here, his job, has drifted to another level
altogether. We, his students, family and friends, are left to piece
together the footprints.
If you knew William, you’ll know the depth of his knowledge and our hope to capture a fragment
of the information, to somehow grasp that glimpse & formalize it so future
generations of practitioners & students can benefit directly from his
having been here.
As Dr. Rosita Arvigo said, “William is one of our ancestors now. We must capture our heritage.”
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list and to donate to the project in whatever way you can. Thank you.
Daniela Noe LeSassier
and the WLSArchive Group