Diane Wolkstein

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Diane Wolkstein

America 1942 - Jan. 31, 2013 (RIP)

Comments: Storyteller; Myth maker; collector and interpreter of myths from Babylon, Haiti, Judea, Australia and China; Gave interpretive dance and recitals of her many shows; Qabalist; Pagan; feminist; 2007 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg named June 22nd of that year “Diane Wolkstein Day” ;


Teachers: Sir Austen Henry Layard; Hans Christian Andersen; James Frazer; Joseph Campbell ; Samuel Noah Kramer ; Otto Rank; W. Somerset Maugham; Mircea Eliade; Richard Payne Knight; Hargrave Jenning; Johannes Bureus; Antoine Joseph Pernety; Robert Bly; Simone de Beauvoir; Betty Friedan; Ursula K. Le Guin ; Rita Mae Brown; Shalamith (Shuli) Firestone; Robin Morgan; Marilyn Webb; Ellen Willis; Anne Koedt; Jo Freeman; Kathie Sarachild; Anne Forer; Carol Giardina; Anselma Dell'Olio; Ti-Grace Atkinson; Susan Brownmiller; Meredith Tax; Elaine Showalter; Phyllis Chesler; Ellen Frankfort; Elizabeth Fisher;


Students: Oroboros Isis Gnosis Coven; Chuck Furnace; Rainbow Darkly; Catherine LaF*****; Ashbow AKA Orlando Mont***o; ; BoneBlossom; Karen Tate; Alexei Kondratiev; Black Lotus;

Fellow Researchers: Jean Houston; Sallie Ann Glassman; Raphael Patai; Edred Thorsson; Elizabeth Williams-Forte ; Fran Luck of WBAI; Kathie Sarachild; Kate Millett; Aileen Hernandez; Letty Cottin Pogrebin; Ann Snitow; Margot Adler;


Organizations: New York University ; Bank Street College; New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation; America’s National Storytelling Conference; Storytelling Center of New York City;

Author / Performances:radio show, “Stories From Many Lands,” on WNYC; “The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales”; “Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth” ; Treasures of the Heart (Qabalistic tales); and 23 books of folklore total;


Resources: http://dianewolkstein.com/; http://www.easthamptonstar.com/?q=Obituaries/2013218/Diane-Wolkstein; http://eastvillagernews.com/2013/02/diane-wolkstein-70-citys-storyteller-folklore-historian/;