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Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters

“The Merry Pranksters were cohorts and followers of American author Ken Kesey in 1964. Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters lived communally at Kesey’s homes in California and Oregon, and are noted for the sociological significance of a lengthy road … Continue reading

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Psilocybin mushrooms – “Magic mushrooms”

Psilocybin mushroom “Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, are a polyphyletic group of mushrooms that contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin, psilocin and baeocystin. Common colloquial terms include magic mushrooms and shrooms. They are used mainly as an entheogen and … Continue reading

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“Turn on, tune in, drop out”

“‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’ is a counterculture-era phrase popularized by Timothy Leary in 1966. In 1967 Leary spoke at the Human Be-In, a gathering of 30,000 hippies in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and phrased the famous … Continue reading

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Ringolevio – Emmett Grogan

“Ringolevio is a classic American story of self-invention by one of the more mysterious and alluring figures to emerge in the 1960s. Emmett Grogan grew up on New York City’s mean streets, getting hooked on heroin before he was in … Continue reading

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe (1968)

“The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a nonfiction book by Tom Wolfe that was published in 1968. The book is remembered today as an early – and arguably the most popular – example of the growing literary style called New … Continue reading

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