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This illustration, “Peering  through the Cosmic Sphere,” from L'atmosphere: Meteorologie Populaire, Paris 1888, by Camille Flammarion, is often used to illustrate the joy and wonder of the lucid dream state. As the brain state of lucid dreaming appears to be a neurological balance between waking and sleeping, perhaps this seems why it is often experienced by the dreamer as being between two worlds or in a new dimension.[11]  Alchemical images across cultures map the characteristics of the lucid dreamer’s consciousness. My personal belief is that such imagery is an effort of the mind to translate the subjective experience of the lucid dream state into an objective truth that is present and real to the dreamer.