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Birth Of The Flower Children

Birth Of The Flower Children

When you are travelling to the breathtaking mountains or beautiful beaches, you might come across groups of people wearing floral clothes often listening to music and chilling. Although these are the telltale signs to identify Hippies, they are not only about psychedelia and colourful clothes. The concept of Flower Power also emerged as a passive resistance to the Vietnam War during the late 1960s. The history behind the Hippie Culture is full of struggle for spreading peace and love. Let’s see how the Hippie Movement came into being and changed the world’s perception of hippies and psychedelic culture. The Hippie...

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What’s the significance of Sawan Shivaratri

What’s the significance of Sawan Shivaratri

Unlike many other auspicious occasions and festivals, Shivaratri is not an annual occurrence. There are twelve Shivaratris in a year including the Maha Shivaratri. The one that falls in the month of Sawan is called Sawan Shivaratri, according to the Hindu calendar.  It is believed that celebrating Shivaratri can get you moksha or nirvana, i.e. come out of the cycle of life and death according to Hinduism.   The devotees of Lord Shiva wait the entire year for Sawan Shivaratri. It’s called the season of Kanwar when the devotees visit the river Ganga and carry Gangajal along with them to the...

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Curious Case of Hofmann’s LSD Trip on a Bicycle

Curious Case of Hofmann’s LSD Trip on a Bicycle

The Swiss father of Psychedelic Medicine, Albert Hoffman went on a Bicycle ride after becoming the first ever man to trip on LSD. The day of 1943 has marked its importance in history forever and April 19th till date is celebrated as the bicycle day.  The invention of LSD was just an accident. Hofmann was working on a compound that would stimulate the nervous system to come up with a solution to the headaches and respiratory problems. LSD was nothing but the result of a medical experiment he was undertaking in 1938. After 5 years when he felt like going...

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Let’s Discover the Seven Chakras of Human Body

Let’s Discover the Seven Chakras of Human Body

First of all -  Did you know there are actually 114 chakras in our body? Apparently, chakras are energy centres of our body and our body has not just seven rather more than a hundred of them. There are almost 72,000 nadis or energy channels along which energy moves throughout the body. Every intersection of these energy channels forms a triangle called a chakra.  Let’s know the Chakras: The fundamental human body chakra system has 7 chakras starting from the tail of the spine to the head. Every chakra has its significance and different to play in the body. Let’s...

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Goa Trance - How It All Started

Goa Trance - How It All Started

The underground music that came overground and rapidly gained popularity in the 1990s - Goa Trance. Its existence has been traced back to the 60s and 70s. It is believed to have originated from the beaches of Goa. Its roots go back to rock and acid genre and it comes under Electronic Dance Music. It has developed its own niche in the last two decades and has distinct fandom altogether. Most of the trance music has developed in Europe but this special fast-paced trance. It’s called hippies’ Trance or 604 Trance. No party is complete without Goa trance. This music...

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