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The legends, myths, mysteries from Hippies till nowadays will be published here to introduce you the history of establishment of World's Psychedelic Culture - Influence of astrology and eastern religions.
 

 This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius...
Hippies of 60's took over a big part of the religions of the Far East. They did not adopt a special one, but formed their own mixture of certain pieces of Buddhism, Hinduism etc. Due to the importance of peaceful living and exploring oneís own mind, they were absolutely ideal for the young people in search for the real truth.
 
Drug taking to gain spiritual insights is widespread among the priests of Hinduism, so the experiences made by them could be easily compared to those of the LSD-taking flower children.
Impressed by the massive psychological effects of the psychedelic, hallucinogenic drugs, they searched for a meaning of these new experiences. Another point that explains the success of those religions among the Hippies is surely that they were completely new in the USA ñ only minorities from other countries had practiced them before, and abolition of Christianity by a big number of young people was also a sign of rebellion (although
Hippies also adopted main parts of their former religion ñ charity and humility suit wonderful in the non-capitalistic hip philosophy).

Another main part of this spiritual part of ìbeing hipî was the astrology. With the ìAge of Piscesî (from about 150 BC ñ 2000 AD) fading out slowly, the ìAge of Aquariusî was thought to come and bring a new world. The Aquarius is a symbol for peace, creaticity, changing the old and creating new orders. Thus it was perfect for the Hippiesí ideology, who wanted to change the world with exactly these aims. In the musical ìHairî, the title song is about this topic:

 Hair - The Dawning Of The Age Of Aquarius
When the moon is in the Seventh
House
and Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
 
 
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
Aquarius! Aquarius!
 
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!
 
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
Angelic illumination
Rising fiery constellation
Travelling our starry courses
Guided by the cosmic forces
Oh, care for us; Aquarius

The song expresses all the hopes and wishes people had of the upcoming new age:
Harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust aboundingî, The mind Is true liberation etc. No matter what was now, the problems would be all gone as soon as the
new age was there: Guided by the cosmic forces, oh, care for us; Aquarius!î. These philosophies found their way into the ìNew Ageî-religions which became popular in the
Seventies and Eighties.
 
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