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Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It generally began in 1966, but truly took off in 1967 with the Summer of Love. Its beginnings are associated with San Francisco but the style soon spread across the U.S.A., and worldwide. Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music Music City : a collaborative music database All Music Guide... Vision can refer to: Visual perception is one of the senses. ... Resources Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Art-Atlas. ... The term fashion applies to a characteristic means of expression or presentation; fashions may follow trends, in which they gain or lose popularity. ... Look up Culture in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikinews has a related story: Culture and entertainment Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Cultural Development in Antiquity Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Culture and Civilization in Modern Times Classificatory system for cultures and civilizations, by Dr. Sam Vaknin Categories: Culture... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Flower-Power Bus Hippie (or sometimes hippy) is a term originally used to describe some of the rebellious youth of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Categories: US geography stubs | San Francisco neighborhoods ... This article is about the city in California. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Summer of Love was a phrase given to the summer of 1967 to try to describe (personify) the feeling of being in San Francisco that summer, when the hippie movement came to full fruition. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ...


Psychedelia takes its name from psychedelic (mind manifesting) drugs, which assisted in fueling an entire subculture of fusing together different genres and mediums where strong boundries had previously existed. This entry pertains to the word psychedelic, its origin and uses. ...


Hippie culture became no longer mainstream at around 1972, when a lot of musicians and artists wanted to move on. Flower-Power Bus Hippie (or sometimes hippy) is a term originally used to describe some of the rebellious youth of the 1960s and 1970s. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


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CSP - 'Come Blow Your Mind With Me', by Andrew M. Greeley (1013 words)
So, psychedelia takes man away from the ordinary into the really Real, as any reader of Mircea Eliade knows, is precisely what religions have always attempted to do-to transcend the finite, ordinary, and confused of their everyday existence and bring man in touch with the basic realities of the universe.
Psychedelia enables rational industrial man and his children to pull out of themselves, to back from and over against ordinary experience and judge it in the quality of new insight or from the perspective of new unity.
Psychedelia is repulsed about artificiality, the phoniness, and dishonesty of the stylized relationships of bourgeois, industrial, secular society, and tries to create communities of its own motivated by common faith and common love, in which true believers may relate to one another as authentic human beings.
Psychedelic music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1175 words)
The Byrds also contributed to psychedelia with "Eight Miles High," a song with odd vocal harmonies and an extended guitar solo that guitarist Roger McGuinn states was inspired by Raga and John Coltrane.
The musicians and bands who continued to embrace psychedelia often went on to create progressive rock in the 1970s, which maintained the love of unusual sounds and extended solos but added jazz and classical influences to the mix.
Other British dabblers in psychedelia include XTC and Martin Newell with The Cleaners from Venus and The Brotherhood of Lizards.
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