"Psychoactive drugs are like getting a chance to peek inside the circus tent. You see what's inside, but you just get a glimpse. After they wear off, the memory of the experience remains (which does have a transformational effect), but you are still outside the tent. Which is fine, there's an interesting circus outside the tent too!"
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.