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How Psychedelic Rock Started

When you hear the words “psychedelic rock”, what comes to mind? For us, it’s 1960s counterculture, Woodstock, and major names like Jimi Hendrix or The Doors. In truth, psychedelic rock bands include many of the artists we regard to be the foundations of classic rock. Even the first psychedelic records have a lasting influence, with

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Exploring Creepy Psychedelic Art

Psychedelic art typically refers to art that’s been inspired by the use of hallucinogens, and first came onto the art scene in the 60’s as a part of a counter-culture movement. Usually, these pieces feature a bright, strong color palette, kaleidoscopic swirls, intricate lettering and clear Art Nouveau inspirations. LSD was the common drug used

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9 Halloween Movies With Psychedelic Influences

Want to take your Halloween experience to the next level? It’s the perfect time to get into a comfy Kigurumi costume, find your favorite spot on the couch and treat yourself to a trip while watching these scary, psychedelic-enhancing movies. If you are ready to go down some rabbit holes, pop some of your favorite

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10 Best Trippy Festivals and Events Coming Up

After a year that was isolating for many, coming together as a group is a welcome return to normalcy. For psychonauts, missing out on festivals or participating in live stream events left them without the rich community usually associated with these gatherings. Today, there are trippy festivals and events popping up all over the world

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Meet Delic 2021

Meet Delic is the world’s premier psychedelic and wellness edutainment event catering to holistic healers, revolutionary businesses and thought leaders, and curious newcomers.

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LSD, Betty Cantor-Jackson, and the Grateful Dead

The serendipity of the universe can turn a single moment into a catalyst that expands the possibilities of what someone’s life can be. Similarly, a single psychedelic trip can grant someone a trajectory-changing experience that ripples throughout the rest of their lives. Betty Cantor-Jackson is a person who happened to experience both these phenomena simultaneously.

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Psychedelic Cartoons: Through the Decades

Generations grew up on Saturday morning cartoons and Disney classics, but the world of animation is maturing towards older audiences — giving rise to open psychedelic imagery and discussion. Though the current psychedelic renaissance allows shows like Rick and Morty or The Midnight Gospel to freely invite audiences along on the hallucinatory trip, cartoons throughout

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How the Grateful Dead Influenced Psychedelic Rock

Formed in the 1965 hills of Palo Alto, California, The Grateful Dead proved to be a prolific cultural force with global acclaim and lasting impacts on the psychedelic rock genre. The original band members hailed from various musical backgrounds and local bay area bands like The Warlocks and Mother McCrees Jugtown Champions. Jerry Garcia, the

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The Midnight Gospel: Psychedelics and Escapism

It seems Netflix has a show for just about anyone, from psychonauts to straight-edged people and everything in between. The Midnight Gospel, the brainchild of comedian Duncan Trussell and animator Pendleton Ward, takes audiences on the trippy hero’s journey of space podcaster Clancy Gilroy. Alongside audio derived from episodes of Duncan Trussell’s podcast, Clancy acts

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Psychedelics in Film: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is both an iconic novel by the debaucherous Hunter S. Thompson and a cult classic film adaptation by Terry Gilliam. Starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro as the leading duo, Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, Thompson’s 1971 tale inspired the 1998 film and left lasting impressions on the

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