This close up of the Amphitheater of Eternal Wisdom, the alchemist’s study, shows the alchemist in his oratory on his knees before the divine, Great Alchemist . He surrenders not only to a higher power but also to a deeper wisdom, acknowledging the great mystery behind the universe.
Of visionary lucid dreams, Stephen LaBerge has observed: “To go beyond the ego’s model of the world, the lucid dreamer must relinquish control of the dream—surrender—to something beyond the ego.”  This observation raises two key questions: What does surrender in lucid dreams entail? And to what does the lucid dreamer surrender? Alchemical emblems provide answers to these questions.