The World of Life

In Campbell's vision, this is the world of common day, Cinderella's kitchen where she must wear rags or Kansas before and after Dorothy's journey to Oz. Here the powerless princess follows the patriarchy's commands, until her wise old mentor shows her the path to descend. When she returns to this state, she will be queen, mistress of all things living but commanding the power of death. This is the power of Persephone and Demeter, Mary, Sleeping Beauty, and more.