The word psychedelic is a neologism coined from the Greek words for "mind," ψυχÎ® (psyche), and "manifest," δÎ®λος (delos).
A psychedelic experience is characterized by the perception of aspects of one's mind previously unknown, or by the creative exuberance of the mind liberated from its ostensibly ordinary fetters. Psychedelic states are an array of experiences elicited by sensory deprivation as well as by psychedelic substances. Such experiences include hallucinations, changes of perception, synesthesia, altered states of awareness, mystical states, and occasionally states resembling psychosis. from: wikipedia
Psychedelic art has a visual immediacy to it that at first blush may feel like a punch in the gut. Colors grabbing your emotions and swinging them around like an out of control carousel spinning at top speed, but aside the roller coaster in your mind psychedelic art can give you ground reminding you of all the creative possibilities blurping and slurping deep within your mind.
Spotlight on Summer of Love (Art)
Colorful, thought-provoking, eclectic, and readable, Summer of Love is the definitive guide to the art of the psychedelic era. Richly illustrated, the book presents a wide range of images of artworks-including posters, record covers, photography, and film-alongside a wealth of contextual material and a number of informative essays by leading academics, cultural theorists, and critics.
Spotlight on A History of the Psychedelic Poster
Sixties psychedelic poster art has stretched beyond the ephemeral and functional nature of its design to become highly collectable and internationally recognized. High Art explores both the creation of psychedelia and the imagery born of this movement. It covers the Avalon and Fillmore ballrooms who commissioned the art, the UFO Club in London and features leading American artists, profiles of British artists and it describes the collectors' experience.
Summer of Love at The Whitney Museum
Spotlight on The Psychedelic Newspaper of the Haight Ashbury (Digital Re-Creation)
Source documents of an eclectic spirituality and social philosophy that continues to influence American society. --The San Francisco Chronicle
Takes you to the streets of Haight Ashbury at a time when irt was the Olympus of the newborn world. --The New York Times Sunday Book Review
The most beautiful newspaper even seen on the streets of the planet. --Abbie Hoffman quoted in The Los Angeles Times
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