The annual COVR (Coalition of Visionary Retailers) awards were announced this weekend at INATS in Denver. 5 of our 6 nominated Llewellyn titles won 2019 COVR Awards:
Kitchen Table Tarot, by Melissa Cynova (Divination Books Category; GOLD MEDAL WINNER/BOOK OF THE YEAR)
Sigil Witchery, by Laura Tempest Zakroff (Shamanism & Wicca Books Category; GOLD MEDAL WINNER)
Tarot in Wonderland, by Barbara Moore & Eugene Smith (Tarot Products Category; GOLD MEDAL WINNER)
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, by Melanie Marquis (Autobiographical & Biographical Books Category; BRONZE MEDAL WINNER)
Queer Magic, by Tomás Prower (Contemporary Spirituality Category; BRONZE MEDAL
Congratulations to our Llewellyn and Midnight Ink titles on their IPPY Awards!
Our 2018 winners are:
Magical Destinations of the Northeast, by Natalie Zaman (Silver; US Northeast, Best Regional Non-Fiction category)
Kitchen Table Tarot, by Melissa Cynova (Bronze; Best First Book - Non-Fiction category)
Embracing the End of Life, by Patt Lind-Kyle (Gold; New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit category)
Uncorking a Lie, by Nadine Nettmann (Silver, Mystery/Cozy/Noir category)
Hollywood Homicide, by Kellye Garrett (Gold, Best First Book - Fiction)
The Independent Publisher Awards or IPPYs, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by
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Melissa is quickly becoming well-known for her no-nonsense, practical reading methods and interpretations. Here is a taste.
Four of Wands
Walking through the chuppah and ready to join the party. This is about celebration, joy, silliness, and the excitement of completion, union, family, and friends. This is one of the happiest cards in the deck and also one of the simplest. Four sticks, flowers, and a party. I like the balance of the wands, the flowers, and the feeling of joy that resonates from the people in the town.
If you look at the position of the bower and the party in this image, this is the beat before
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melissa Cynova, author of the new Kitchen Table Tarot.
I've been reading cards for nearly 30 years, and I've found over the years that tarot readers get into trouble when they decide that there is only one way to learn the cards. One way to study, or teach, or interpret the cards. Once you start knowing something for sure instead of wondering or gaining a new perspective, your capacity to bring in new ideas and new flavors to your readings stops cold. This can only limit you as you read for different people, engage with new communities, and read with new decks.
I've learned more about my cards by reading books, studying the imagery of