We can start this vast subject by considering the meaning of the word understanding or comprehension. Comprehension is a word made up of com and prehension, or to take with. Therefore to comprehend means taking within us, making something our own, intimately uniting with a thing, penetrating and being penetrated by its essence.
The second word to really come to terms with is the verb to raise: that is to – raise up. In Italian this is ‘allevare’ and al comes from the Arabic for divine, or to God, so allevare – to raise animals – means raising the animal to a spiritual level from a lower level. It means promoting the animals’ evolution.
The third word to be deepened is animal. Animal means the bearer of the soul, so the subject of this publication can also be expressed as follows: uniting intimately with the soul of animals to help them to take a step in their spiritual evolution.