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A Guy Films Himself Having a LSD Trip in the Desert


Psychonaut Eddy Gordo

This is what happens when you dig a little too deep into the drug culture.  You read some William Burroughs, Timothy Leary and listen a bit too much of Jim Morrisson… you end up wanting to do like they did and before you know you’re in the Sahara having your very own LSD trip in the desert. This is exactly what happened to this Indian psychedelic adventurer.  According to the YouTube description, Eddy Gordo went by himself to the Thar Desert, India, to have an LSD trip that lasted for 24 hours.   “It’s beautiful there, but having LSD on your own—let alone in the desert—is a huge risk,” he confessed.  Gordo was in the desert tripping out with the stars and scorpions while fighting the sand dust burning his eyes. “Tripping in the desert is not for everyone. It can be tough, as bodies need proper nourishment — water, etc. My water got finished very early, and I bore the hotness of the desert as well as coldness in the night. I was lying in the desert with the love of Mother Earth.” [5]  “It was the most beautiful and yet frightening experience,” he said.  [1] He may not be the most articulated psychonaut out there but one thing is sure, he seems to be having the time of his life. Over the sound of the wind and his laughter, Gordo instructs the audience to be strong, like the sand and the mountains. As he trips, he talks about his love for the universe, and you can see his tripping out in his facial reactions and especially his eyes. [5]  We can tell by the look in his face that his headphones are (obviously) plugged right in to the Akashic Record player. [2] Watching his reactions you can almost see the thoughts crossing his mind. It’s a shame that the video just covers the beginning of the trip.  [1] We have to suppose that the reason why the rest of the video hasn’t been published is because it shows how this poor guy went on and totally lost his mind… Embarrassing… Gordo says his dose was strong and that after the sunrise the next morning, he took a camel out of the desert, while still tripping. As he sat with the villagers, a boy asked him what his caste was and to the villagers’ mockery, Gordo responded by saying he doesn’t believe in that, “I said a human being is a human being.” [5]  Gordo advises others to stay away from negative people when you trip, “I can see the magic of being polite, magic of softening my ego, things which could have affected me earlier in the city didn’t touch me. I was smiling, lost in a trance. LSD is a great spiritual teacher.” [5]


This is how he described his experience:

I spend whole day from Noon 12 & whole night in Thar Desert, i was alone in whole Thar Desert accept lots of Scorpion ,insects lolz, snakes come in Desert not in this month but in may ,june haaaa heeee but i will advice Tripping in Desert is not for everyone ,it can be tough job,as body need proper nourishment water etc also, during tripping, and my water got finished lolz very earlier , i bear hotness of desert as well as coldness in night, .The Dose was very Strong & Visions were like anything spectular i had seen ever seen…..knowledge , beauty , & Universal Love, as well as Death & Destruction. lolz it was all Paradoxical. [2]

After the experience he wrote down a list of the things he learnt. The most striking was this one:  “I achieved not some Ego Death, but Ego Softening.” [1] The video has gained almost half a million views in about a month’s time and has a popular thread on Reddit. Most comments praise Gordo for recording all the “profound” revelations he had during his trip. Some even relate to him, talking about their own loss of boundaries and love for the universe while tripping on LSD as well. [5]

[5] Kathleen Wong, What Happens When You Trip Alone in the Desert, High Times,  Wed May 07, 2014


About Bill Wallace

Bill Wallace is a self-fashioned writter, a computer programmer and cybermarketer from Quebec City, Canada who decided to enter the political arena after his disillusionment with the socialist system under which he was living in the French Canadian province of Quebec.

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