Aesop was an embodiment of the ascended master Lanello.
According to legend, Aesop was a Greek slave who was born in Phrygia and lived about 620–560 B.C. He was freed by his master and invited to live at the court of Croesus, King of Lydia. At his court he met Solon; he also dined with the seven sages of Greece at Corinth.
The actual facts and circumstances of his life are clouded in myth and legend, though he is renowned as a storyteller, moralist, and riddle-solver. Aesop himself did not record his fables; they were handed down in the oral tradition until Socrates, awaiting execution in his prison cell, became one of the first to put them into verse.
We see in the various incarnations of Lanello that he put on many disguises in order to expose the Nephilim and to bring them to judgment. The soul had a purpose. The soul determined to embody where it would do the most for the cause of the Great White Brotherhood.
After having embodied in places of nobility with fine raiment and countenance and wealth, scholarship and all the things that could be admired of the world, having preached relentlessly and striven with the recalcitrant children of light, having been murdered and assassinated by the jealousies of the Nephilim, by spiritual wickedness in high places, he put on what was, according to legend, a deformed body. Through his fables, Aesop stripped people of their own disguises, and he exposed them by taking on himself a countenance and a body that was considered asymmetrical and even ugly and becoming the wisest among those who considered themselves masters.
The entire life of Aesop was to bring out that which was unreal, supercilious, that which was proud, that which thought itself wise and was not, those who sat with the philosophers, to expose their pinnacles without foundation. The fables speak in a universal language. And people of all countries can appreciate the mockery of the human consciousness and can find the thread of truth.
“Don't take yourself too seriously” is the message of all of the fables. The lessons are told through animal forms because the human consciousness consists of many animal forms. We can see the points of incompleteness outplayed in the faces and features of animals and realize that we have to transcend the homo sapiens consciousness, the idea that we are mere animals, and become Christed ones.
In the 14th century, a Greek monk, Maximus Planudes, wrote The Life of Aesop and compiled a collection of his fables. Despite criticism that his story is based more on imagination than fact, Planudes seems to have captured the flame of Aesop. It is his collection of Aesop’s fables that is generally found today.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, April 20, 1973.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, June 12, 1981.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, October 11, 1981.