"The idea of this Japanese Mary Poppins being seen as a self-help guru isn't as strange as it may appear. When Cederström studied what was at the core of a self-help book, he found it comprised three themes – a secret method; a process based on ancient advice and the inclusion of a stunning 'origin' anecdote where the writer takes a hero role."
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.