I recognize this scene from the Gratheus text. It is Saturn quarreling with his children. While the "stella luti" is keeping things under the lid ...
Looks like the standard alchemical "nonsense" to me. But it has a VMS look-and-feel. -> The VMS author must have hade *some* idea of alchemy.
Here is a somewhat curious illustrations with some similarities it seems to the VMS.http://www.gnosis.art.pl/iluminatornia/alkimija/de_alchimia_leydenhtm