"Visualizing the mandala is like hearing the first few chords of a well-known symphony, or like looking at a piece of paper and seeing a cloud:"
"The elemental mandala is like a universal scaffolding for our consciousness: it provides a frame that allows for an endless number of possible habitations."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.