On the cusp of a new era, at the turning of the tide, Roberta and I give thanks to the One Infinite Creator for the coming New Year. We celebrate the glad tidings that mark 2016 as a most auspicious year, a time when the earth passes from a long cycle of darkness in her journey towards the light. Over 40 years ago, inspired by visionary revelations, Roberta and I agreed to explore the legend of an ancient spiritual kingdom. Off the east coast of this continent, in the mountain wilderness of today’s Appalachia, the kingdom of Arina was created thousands of centuries ago during the last dynasty of Atlas Kings who ruled the fabled continent of Atlantis. The scope of this project, we soon discovered, spanned time and eternity, for our journey took us back to our soul origins on the lost star of Veluxor and brought us back to the modern world of today. The holiday seasons represent a time of giving. So, in keeping with this spirit, Roberta and I offer our friends, family, and acquaintances the gift of our story: (www.legendsofarina.com).
We dedicate this story to Richard, the man who helped make this work possible. Note: For those interested in the magnificent and mysterious north gate of Arina and the Vedic community of New Vrindaban, please click on the section “Sacred Places” listed on the navigation panel, and then choose “The North Gate” from the drop down menu. For further correspondence, write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish you all the joy of a happy New Year. May we all know the peace and prosperity that is ours for the asking.