The last issue in the Spiral series, #12 epitomizes Willem De Ridder’s interest for alternative ways of life. De Ridder himself interviews Machteld, aka Janaki Vunderink, a young Dutch woman who lived for some time in an ashram monastery in India when she was 14. In the course of the interview, Machteld depicts the striking aspects of ashram life and some of the gurus’ weirdest behavior, as well as the sexual abuse she’s been suffering of during her stay. Like Cora Emens, American sexologist Joseph Kramer is a Taoist Erotic Massage specialist. Annie Sprinkle herself attended Kramer’s Tantric Group Rebirth workshop. The sound document included here is a recording from such a collective workshop. Finally, the inimitable Lee Scratch Perry shares his views on life while posing for a photograph. Thanks to anonymous reader for the rip.
01 Machteld – Interview (72:19)
02 Joseph Kramer – Breath Orgasm Workshop (12:55)
03 Lee Perry – Interview (4:50)
Total time 90:00
Cassette released by Spiral Information Service, Amsterdam, 1990