The psychedelic is a concept the name of which is derived from the Ancient Greek words psychē (ψυχή, "soul") and dēloun (δηλοῦν, "to make visible, to reveal"), translating to "mind-revealing".

Related phenomena include:

  • Psychedelic drug (also known as a psychedelic substance or simply a psychedelic), a psychoactive drug whose primary action is to alter cognition and perception; well known psychedelics include LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline and DMT, while drugs such as cannabis and MDMA are also sometimes considered psychedelics
  • Psychedelic experience, a temporary altered state of consciousness induced by the consumption of psychedelic drugs
  • Psychedelic art, art inspired by the psychedelic experience
  • Psychedelia, a subculture surrounding the psychedelic experience, based on appreciation of psychedelic art and the use of psychedelic drugs
  • Psychedelic music, popular music influenced by psychedelia, aiming to replicate or enhance the psychedelic experience
    • Psychedelic rock, originating in the mid-1960s
    • Psychedelic folk, originating in the late 1960s and early 1970s
    • Psychedelic pop, which combines pop music with influences from psychedelic rock and psychedelic folk
    • Psychedelic soul, which combines soul music with influences from psychedelic rock
    • Psychedelic trance (also known as psytrance or simply psy), an electronic music style originating in the late 1990s
  • Psychedelic era, a time of social, musical and artistic change related to psychedelia (from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s)
  • Psychedelic literature, literature related to psychedelic drugs and the psychedelic experience
  • Psychedelic film, a film genre influenced by psychedelia and the psychedelic experience
  • Psychedelic therapy, therapeutic practices involving the use of psychedelic drugs, primarily to assist psychotherapy

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