The King of Beasts
The fact that we human beings are mere animals often escapes us. In the vegetable world the druids and Gnostics knew that trees were the kings of the plants. In the animal world we humans are the kings of beasts – not the lions.
We are beginning to have more respect for this proposition for we are learning how animals share so much and even exceed us in many ways. We do however deserve to be atop the fauna list, but should always remember that we have a bestial side just below the surface and are far from the angels in the level of perfection of our psyches.