“… animals do reason. They do not reason in the same areas that you do. In those areas in which they do reason, they understand cause and effect quite well. Their reasoning is applied, however, to levels of activity to which your own reasoning is not applied. Therefore, often animal reasoning is not apparent to you. Animals are curious. Their curiosity is applied to areas in which you seldom apply your own.
“The animals possess a consciousness of self, and without the human intellect. You do not need a human intellect to be aware of your own consciousness. Animals, it is true, do not reflect upon the nature of their own identities as man does, but this is because that nature is intuitively comprehended. It is self-evident.”
(The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About The Art Of Creative Living, Session Six)