Psychedelic era

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Psychedelic era was the time of social, musical and artistic change influenced by psychedelic drugs, occurring between the years of 1965–69[1] or the early 1960s to the mid-1970s.[2] Psychedelic drug use encouraged unity, the breaking down of boundaries, the heightening of political awareness, empathy with others, and the questioning of authority.[not verified in body].

Writers who explored the potentials of consciousness exploration in the psychedelic era included Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Ram Dass among others; an important journal of the time was The Psychedelic Review.[3]

See also[edit]


  • Stafford, Peter. (2003). Psychedelics. Ronin Publishing, Oakland, California. ISBN 0-914171-18-6.


  1. ^ Henke, James; Parke Puterbaugh; Charles Perry; Barry Miles (1997). I Want to Take You Higher: The Psychedelic Era, 1972-1978. Chronicle Books LLC. ISBN 0-8118-1725-3.
  2. ^ Pendergast, Sara; Tom Pendergast (2000). St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. St. James Press. p. 129.
  3. ^ Leary, Timothy; Metzner, Ralph; Weil, Gunther M., eds. (1993). The Psychedelic Reader: Classic Selections from the Psychedelic Review. Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-1451-5.

External links[edit]