The word 'Psychedelic' originates from the greek words 'Psyche' which means 'Mind' or 'Soul' & 'Delos' which means to 'Manifest' or 'Make Visible' ... Psychedelic means Mind Manifesting !
The word Psychedelic was coined by Humphrey Osmond (Jul 1, 1917 - Feb 6, 2004) back in 1957 in a letter he wrote to Aldous Huxley suggesting an alternative descriptor for hallucinogenic drugs in the context of psychedelic psychotherapy.
Psychedelic is all that manifests from consciousness ... ツ ...
Psychedelics is another word for "Entheogens" which literally translates, 'awakening the divine within.'
Many consider the term "Entheogen" best reserved for religious and spiritual usage, such as certain Native American churches do with the Peyote sacrament, and "Psychedelic" left to describe those who are using these drugs for recreation, psychotherapy, physical healing, or creative problem solving. In science, hallucinogen remains the standard term.
The Psychedelic 60's
The fashion for psychedelic drugs gave its name to the visual style of psychedelia, a term describing a category of rock music known as psychedelic rock, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Psychedelia generally began in 1966, but truly took off in 1967 with the Summer of Love. Although associated with San Francisco, the style soon spread across the US, and worldwide.
The counterculture of the 1960s had a strong influence on the popular culture of the early 1970s, and is well recognized even by those who are naïve to its psychedelic origins. It later became linked to a style of electronic dance music commonly known as psychedelic trance.
From an aesthetic point of view, psychedelic art must be defined as that art which deliberately attempts to re-create, introduce stimulate, or convey the nature or essence of the psychedelic experience. Unless psychedelic art is defined as the conscious expression of the psychedelic experience, "anything presented as a work of art that inspires the mind, emotions and sense with even a glimpse of the total awareness of conscious being could be termed psychedelic art," according to Jud Yalkut, writing in Arts magazine. Which is to say that all art then becomes psychedelic or that term is lost to the semantic chaos that already hovers much of modern art.
- Barry Schwartz in "Psychedelic Art" (1968)
Psychedelic is all that manifests as our experience from what we hold within our conscious and subconscious states of awareness ... and the word may often be used in context with psychedelic drugs however is not restricted to it ... Our experiences ... our emotions and our understanding of things is conceived from a syntactical memory of words and the meanings we associate with them ...
We always have a choice to create our own experience ... manifest our own reality ... tune into cosmic consciousness ... the universal language of love and compassion ... Be Love ... Be Light !
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