The history and impact of psychedelics on the social culture of the present are extremely interesting, gaining immense popularity in the 1960s American counterculture movement, thanks to the multiple poster artists working hard to stick it to the big man of the so-called 'Corporate-Capitalist Hellhole'.
Now, in the 21st century, the practice of micro-dosing has started gaining popularity, based on the recent resurgence of interest of researchers in the field of therapeutic applications of psychedelics (Micro-dosing is the practice of taking a fractional dose of a psychedelic to increase brain function and creativity while remaining below the threshold to trip).
Various artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries have turned to psychedelics as a means of seeking new inspiration, whether it be Alex and Allyson Grey using them in the 1970s to illustrate the various outer world experiences they've had, or the indie sculptor Reuven Israel, who used them to make a geometric pattern and order amongst the chaos in his work.
Psychedelic art's roots can be found between the late 1930s and early 1940s, when surrealist artists looked towards the then-developed LSD, as a means to enhance their capabilities by altering the state of consciousness. The movement left its imprint on all walks of society.
Eventually, the pioneers of the movement were "too" successful, the attempt at rebelling from society by creating a distinct identity instead led to the diffusion of culture to such an extent that the ideas and principles of psychedelic art were distorted and diluted, often used by the very corporate offices for advertisement, against whom it was an act of subversion.
Despite that, it is evident that psychedelia has played a massive role in expanding creativity and inspiring artistic thought throughout the years, and will surely continue to do so.