Alleyn Diesel taught both biblical studies and religious studies at the Natal College of Education for 20 years before taking a post at UNP in South Africa. Diesel's most recent teaching has been in women in religion, especially in Hinduism in KwaZulu - Natal and women's alternative religion, especially Wicca and Goddess worship.
Hinduism in Natal - A Brief Introduction. (Co-authored with Patrick Maxwell). University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, 1993.
"The Empowering Image of the Divine Mother - A South African Hindu Woman Worshipping the Goddess." Journal for Contemporary Religion. Vol 13, No 1, 1998. pp 73-90.
"The Mother's Daughters - Hindu Women Worshipping the Goddess." Women's Studies. Vol 8 No 2, 1996. pp 61-85 (University of the Transkei).
"The Ramakrishna Sarada Devi Ashram for Women in South Africa." Journal for Contemporary Religion. Vol 11 No 2, 1996. pp 169-184.
"Hinduism in South Africa," (co-authored with Patrick Maxwell and Tillay Naidoo) in Living Faiths in South Africa. Ed. M. Prozesky & J. de Gruchy. David Philip, Claremont, 1995.
"Ritual and Drama in the worship of the Goddess Draupadi." Journal for the Study of Religion. Vol 7 No 1 1994. pp 65-94.
"Womanspirit - An alternative spirituality for women." Agenda. No 19, 1993. pp 71-75.
"The Worship and iconography of the Hindu Folk Goddesses in Natal." Journal for the Study of Religion. Vol 5 No 2, 1992. pp 3-30.
"The Tradition of Hindu Firewalking in Natal." Natalia. No 21, 1991. pp 31-39.
"Hindu Firewalking in Natal." Journal for the Study of Religion. Vol 3, No 1, 1990. pp 17-33.
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