This site does NOT condone drugs of any kind...but taking a trip on LSD,
out on grass or other forms of inducing altered states of consciousness were certainly
a big part of the late '60s and the counter-culture and the Summer of Love itself. Most
didn't take drugs to particularly get high, but rather to mellow, be social or get to a
higher plane (something not very true these days!)
Mood-altering permeated the language of The Summer of Love, from
of "let's go get stoned" to "let me blow your mind" to "speed freaks," and though
The Byrds' Roger McGuinn swears "Eight Miles High" was about a trip in an
airplane, his Byrds partner David Crosby differs and says it was about getting high.
Here are links not only to sites about mood-altering during the Summer
but also psychedelic art forms, as well as the gurus of "blowing your mind, Man."
The Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic started then and is still going strong to help
those kids having a bad trip or in trouble on drugs.
Marijuana ( NORML )
Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic Then and Now
Aldous Huxley's Gravity of Light
Alan Watts on Psychedelics
Hear our '60s ON BLEECKER STREET Podcasts!
NEXT: the SUMMER OF LOVE continues with Janis, Jimi
and an Airplane trip and souvenirs from The Haight.
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