Few have so poetically, energetically and zealously delineated the experience of an acid trip as Tom Wolfe. He describes this “beautiful discovery” as “to actually see the atmosphere you have lived in for years for the first time and to feel that it is inside of you, too, flowing up from the heart, the torso, into the brain, an electric fountain…” at one moment in his seminal 1968 book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.  Ostensibly the book documents a community of of wild hippie types…

The Book that Launched Psychedelic Counterculture

Few have so poetically, energetically and zealously delineated the experience of an acid trip as Tom Wolfe. He describes this “beautiful discovery” as “to actually see the atmosphere you have lived in for years for the first time and to feel that it is inside of you, too, flowing up from the heart, the torso, into the brain, an electric fountain…” at one moment in his seminal 1968 book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Ostensibly the book documents a community of of wild hippie types…

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