Beat Generation

I refer to the counterculture movement of the 60s called hippie. This decade was inevitably marked by the movement propagated by some youths who adopted a communal way of life or nomadic lifestyle, which cursed above all nationalism and the Vietnam War. They took aspects of religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and religions of American Indians as discredited at the time. Young people trying to open their minds at any price, and true to their principles used everything they had at their disposal, drugs, oriental music, books on anarchist ideas, etc … All of the counterculture movement that used by hippies, was based on another who had emerged a few years earlier, in particular after the Second World War, and which put the foundation of the hippie movement. This is the Beat Generation, makers of maverick identity, which rejected all political views by considering them intrinsically oppressive and chose to remove all the false moralities which extolled and celebrated the individual's identity as unique. Another movements of the psychedelic era. Psychedelic is the adaptation of English psychedelia Castilian, a neologism formed from the Greek words psyche, "soul" and delomai, "manifest." The scientist Humphrey Osmond coined the word psychedelic, "which makes manifest the soul" to refer to commonly known hallucinogenic drugs like LSD.

Recreational use of such substances from the 50 stimulated the development of a psychedelic art, especially painting and music, which evokes the effects thereof: synesthesia, altered time perception and sense of identity, etc. . Despite the tendency of some to make too many readings of his texts, there is no doubt that drugs permeated the spirit of the album and it had been released by the power of LSD, a drug which by then had taken the four Beatles .

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January 23rd


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