by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
Psychedelic art is artwork that, in general, is inspired by a psychedelic experience of hallucinogens such as LSD, mushrooms and psilocybin. These substances create an altered state of consciousness which manifests and expresses itself through this genre of art.
Psychologist Humphry Osmond coined the word psychedelic, which means “mind manifesting.” Artwork associated with psychedelics began appearing during the 1960’s hippie counterculture movement and remains in vogue today.
Creative avenues expanded this style of art through the use of black lights and in turn, enhanced the psychedelic experience. The use of light shows at rock concerts also became part of the psychedelic experience.
Psychedelic artwork eventually became engrained in corporate advertising. Below is an animated commercial by artist Peter Max.
above image is from Psychedelic Bay by artist Brian Exton, thanks!
Psychedelic art, in general, reflected the peace and love movement of the 1960’s. Let’s take a “trip” through time and relive that energy.
Also see: The DMT Experience
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Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit. You can find his In5D Radio shows on the In5D Youtube channel. He is also a transformational speaker and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. His love and faith for humanity motivates him to work in humanity’s best interests 12-15+ hours a day, 365 days a year. Please like and follow In5D on Facebook as well as BodyMindSoulSpirit on Facebook!