The Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Proudly Announces the Winners of the 2006 COVR Visionary Awards - Honoring the Best of the New Age

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For the 9th year, COVR presented their Visionary Awards at the International New Age Trade Show in Denver. This year’s awards were presented at the INATS banquet June 24, 2006 (http://www.inats.com) Winners in each category of books, music and sidelines were presented awards followed by best Book, Music and Sideline of the Year winners.

Interest in spirituality, meditation and conscious living has never been stronger. Yet with so many products in the marketplace, how does the consumer know what’s good? The COVR Visionary Awards are judged by retailers and seasoned professionals who evaluate each product based on concept, design, execution and their own knowledge of the industry. As a guide to what best represents metaphysical, mind-body-spirit products with positive energy and flair, take a look at this year’s winners and finalists.

BOOKS & PRINT

Book of the Year - TIE    

Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life by Sakyong Mipham (Broadway Books/Random House) and The Little Soul and the Earth by Neale Donald Walsch; Illustrations by Frank Riccio (Hampton Roads Publishing) and Sons of the Goddess by Christopher Penczak    (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

BOOKS BY CATEGORY

Periodicals/Other Printed Material

Winner: Llewellyn's 2006 Witches' Calendar by Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.

Finalists: If…A Journal of Spiritual Exploration; Drema Baker, Publisher (PagaNet, Inc)

Llewellyn's 2006 Sun Sign Book by Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.

Alternative Health

Winner: Tantra of Sound by Jonathan Goldman & Andi Goldman (Hampton Roads Publishing)

Finalists: The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, (Heaven and Earth Publishing)

Vegan World Fusion Cuisine by Mark Reinfeld & Bo Rinaldi, (Thousand Petals Publishing)

Magick/Shamanism

Winner: Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft: Shadows: Spirits and the Healing Journey by Christopher Penczak (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Finalists: Companion for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart (New Page Books)

High Magick: Theory & Practice by Frater U.D. (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.)

Auto/Biographical

Winner: Crossing into Medicine Country: A Journey in Native American Healing by David Carson (Arcade Publishing)

Finalists: House of Spirits & Whispers: The True Story of a Haunted House by Annie Wilder (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Nicholas and Helena Roerich by Ruth Drayer (Quest Books)

Visionary Fiction

(TIE) Winner: The Quickening by Ly de Angeles (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.)

Winner: Magick in the West End: Stories of the Occult by Kala Trobe (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Finalists: Lorcan's Bane by Kitty R. Connell (Kitty Connell)

Children's Book

Winner: The Little Soul and the Earth by Neale Donald Walsch; Illustrations by Frank Riccio (Hampton Roads Publishing)

Finalists: Am I A Color Too? by Heidi Cole & Nancy Vogl; Illustrations by Gerald Purnell (Illumination Arts)

Hello Grand Mamon by Donna Steinmann; Illustrations by Tamara Guion (EarthTime Publications)

Teen/Young Adult Book

Winner: Faerie Charms by Ted Andrews (Dragonhawk Publishing)

Finalists: Fact, Fiction and Folklore in Harry Potter's World by George Beahm (Hampton Roads Publishing)

Silver is for Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Spirituality/Alt Science & Spirituality

Winner: The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian (Heaven and Earth Publishing)

Finalists: Mystery of Reincarnation: The Evidence & Analysis of Rebirth by J. Allan Danelek (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Spiritual Fitness: Embrace Your Soul, Transform Your Life by Nancy Mramor (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Conscious Living/Self Help

Winner: Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life by Sakyong Mipham (Broadway Books/Random House)

Finalists: The Universe In A Single Atom by His Holiness The Dali Lama (Broadway Books/Random House)

The Way of Vastu by Michael & Robin Mastro (Balanced Books Publishing)

Divination

Winner: Seeker: The Tarot Unveiled by Rachel Pollack (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Finalists: The Hand from A-Z: The Essentials of Palmistry by Judith Hipskind (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Tall Dark Stranger: Tarot for Love & Romance by Corinne Kenner (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Wicca/Paganism

Winner: Sons of the Goddess by Christopher Penczak (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Finalists: Wicca A Year and a Day by Timothy Roderick (Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd)

Elemental Magick by D.J. Conway (New Page Books)

General Interest/How To

Winner: Consult Your Inner Psychic by Carole Lynne (Red Wheel/Weiser/Conari Press)

Finalists: Art of Shapeshifting by Ted Andrews (Dragonhawk Publishing)

Birth Mix Patterns by Michelle Payton (The Left Side)

Hurry Up - Relax by Corrine Friesen (Serenity Audio Yoga)

WEBSITES

Winner: http://www.healingsounds.com/ by Spirit Music

Finalists: http://www.thewomaninthemoon.com by Earthtime Publications, Designed by Wasabi Design

http://www.crystalsingingbowls.com by Crystal Tones, Webmaster: Tara Sudweeks

GIFTS / SIDELINES

Product of the Year –

Goddess in Silk Shawl Assortment by Deva Designs

SIDELINES BY CATEGORY

Fine/Fashion Jewelry

TIE: Winner: The Harmony MSR/Black Enamel Pendant by Peter Stone Company

Winner: The Goddess Bracelet presented by The Left Side; Artist: Penny Crabtree

Finalist: The Lunar Power Pendant by Peter Stone Company

Home & Decorative Accessories

Winner: Crescent Moon Goddess Sun Catcher by Deva Designs and Suncatcher Heaven submitted by Deva Designs.

Finalists: My God Box by Heavenly Wood Works

Sasha St. John Mermaid Prints by Eden River Arts

Interactive Sideline

Winner: Animal’s Divine Tarot by Lisa Hunt, submitted by Llewellyn Worldwide Press

Finalists: Gift of Enlightenment Game by Veritas Productions, Ltd.

Ted Andrews Animal-Speak Charms & Display by Deva Designs & Ted Andrews for Deva Designs

Video/DVD

Winner: Quantum Astrology: Science, Spirit and Our Place in the Cycles of History with Rick Levine, from Sacred Mysteries Distributors, Producer Sharron Rose, Director Jay Weidner.

Finalists: Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled featuring Richard Shulman, by RichHeart Music

Every Day Yoga for Every Body: Basic Series #3 with Susan Winter Ward, by Yoga for the Young at Heart

Specialty Sideline

Winner:Goddess in Silk Shawl Assortment by Deva Designs

Finalists: 24-k Therapeutic Gold 9” Round Crystal Bowl by Crystal Tones

Fairy Dust for Magical Dreams Cylinder with Dusting Wand by The Fairyline

Sasha St. John Greeting Cards by Eden River Arts

Trees with Celtic Moons – Wallpaper Border by Queen City Designs

Transformational Sideline

Winner: Ruby Bowl, by Crystal Tones, created by Paul Utz and William Jones.

Finalists: Laughing Buddha Bowl by Crystal Tones, created by Paul Utz and William Jones.

Citrine Bowl by Crystal Tones, created by Paul Utz and William Jones.

MUSIC

CD of the Year:

Soulweaver submitted by Malimba Records, artist Kalyan

MUSIC BY CATEGORY

Innerspace/Meditational/Healing Music

Winner: The Shaman's Heart submitted by Monroe Products, artists Byron Metcalf & Hemi-Sync

Finalists: One submitted by Real Music, artist Mark Ciaburri

Reiki Chants submitted by Spirit Music, artist Jonathan Goldman

Reiki Ocean submitted by Malimba Records, artist Sambodhi Prem

Tonal Alchemy submitted by Inner Peace Music, artist Steven Halpern

New Age Music

Winner: Sacred submitted by New Vision Music, artist Kevin Wood

Finalists: Elements Series: Earth submitted by Real Music, artist Peter Kater

Frequencies submitted by Spirit Music, artist Jonathan Goldman

World Music

Winner: Honoring submitted by Real Music, various artists

Finalists: The Nine Worlds submitted by Sequoia Records, artist Achillea

The Shaman's Heart submitted by Monroe Products, artists Byron Metcalf & Hemi-Sync

Specialty Music

Winner: Soulweaver submitted by Malimba Records, artist Kalyan

Finalists: A Bliss Trip-A-Day; 7 Mini-Meditations for Joy Consciousness Arts, artist Kerstin Sjoquist

The Healing Forces of Harmonic Sounds & Vibrations submitted by Crystal Tones, artist Jay Emmanuel

The Coalition Of Visionary Resources (COVR) is a Not-For-Profit Trade Organization dedicated to supporting independent retailers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers & publishers of visionary books, music & merchandise. For more information email info@covr.net or visit our website: http://www.covr.net

COVR ... Serving the Visionary Retail and Wholesale Trade Communities

Contact: Patricia Bush Phone: (520) 393-3647    

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