Books from Meandering Press
Psyche’s Choice: The Frivolous Revolution
From Leigh Melander, PhD.
The myth of Psyche and Eros features one of the world’s best momzillas, monsters, a quest, some unexpected helpers, a delicious but-not-sure-he’s-ready-to-commit hero, and a heroine who can’t win until she decides she doesn’t want to.
Psyche’s adventure is an oddity in mythic stories, in that it has a happy ending. Psyche is not turned into a tree, or a constellation, or a spider, or any of the other fates that generally await humans who get too close to the gods. Instead, she discovers the power of a small rebellion and finds true love. Not bad for a princess who starts out tied to a rock.
In an irreverent retelling of the myth that celebrates the human psyche’s love for love itself, Psyche’s Choice invites you to ponder the power of choices you make: what happens when you decide to rebel and do what really feeds your soul? The answer may surprise you.
Psyche’s Choice is a short story, based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche by Roman writer and philosopher Apuleius, from his novel, The Golden Ass. It comes wrapped in some deeper explorations of how Psyche works as a metaphor of soul and identity, and invitations to explore how you might find frivolity and imagination in your own life with subversive creativity.
Join the Frivolous Revolution!
Psyche’s Choice is the first book the Frivolous Revolution series: short handbooks in the spirit of revolutionary pamphlets enticing those unsatisfied with the status quo to join the uprising. They invite frivolity as a superb act of rebellion that can open our imaginations. For the word geeks, the words ‘frivol,’ ‘revel,’ and ‘rebel’ all come from the same root: this is your chance to find your own inner frivolous revolutionary and re-imagine your world.
The Frivolous Revolution handbooks are a weave of old myths, archetypes, and new stories; ideas about how the small and seemingly pointless revolutionary acts in our lives can change everything; and invitations to think both deeply and lightly about how we can find meaning and happiness.
And with only slight apologies to the French Revolutionaries, (They missed the most important part, which is surprising for the French…) join in the rallying cry of the Frivolous Revolution: Liberté! Egalité! Frivolité!