Two Llewellyn titles, Bridge to the Afterlife by Troy Parkinson (Inspirational/Spiritual category) and Follow the Shaman's Call by Mike Williams (New Age [Mind-Body-Spirit] category), have been named as finalists for Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY). In addition, two titles from Llewellyn's young adult imprint, Flux, have also been named as finalists; Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater and So Punk Rock by Micol Ostow and David Ostow are finalists in the Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction and Children's Multicultural Fiction, respectively.
The IPPY Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and
Robert M. Place is the creator of several decks, including the Alchemical Tarot and the Buddha Tarot as well as the author of The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination. He shared 2 techniques with the group. The first focused on energy flow within a three-card spread. The second was a large 21-card spread that built on the idea of the three-card spread, so it was, in essence, a seven-position spread with three cards in each position.
Looking at the energy flow within three cards being read together is incredibly helpful. It gives an added level of meaning and precision to an interpretation. Lay out three cards and look at the way that the main characters in the cards are facing. If,