This spiritual quest is aimed at increasing readers’ consciousness through understanding the Awareness of the Ant Syndrome. This original expression represents all evil acts committed by human beings and encompasses pure, extreme selfishness. The author instills an educational-spiritual system in her writing that opposes this devastating syndrome with knowledge based on ancient Jewish traditions and beliefs.
It is also the story of Jonathan, a boy who resembles the biblical King David. Jonathan develops a high level of awareness rare for his age thanks to the Old Man, his unusual mentor. Jonathan's elevated level of awareness alienates him from his classmates.
The author lives in Jaffa and is an autodidact who cherishes spiritual development. Pnina Elkayam believes that conventional education should include spiritual awareness of "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," which can be achieved by removing the Awareness of the Ant Syndrome from all people.