Psychedelics are drugs that cause the user to experience hallucinations through the distorting of the five basic senses. Popular in the 1960s and the drug culture of bands like the Grateful Dead, psychedelics are not physically addicting, but can cause psychological dependence and permanent mental alteration. In other words, when a user takes a trip, they do not always come back and often they come back with a different mental framework than before. In the user’s psyche, there exists an almost spiritual belief that the psychedelic experience would provide them with new perspectives and understandings, even opening them to the light of the transcendent. What users discover through experience was that the psychedelic awakening passed quickly due to a lack of actual work. And when users experience what is known as a bad trip, they often return to reality scarred by the nightmare of the overwhelming sensations.