The Sojo News: Summer in Uptown!

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Hello Sojourners!

It may not officially be summer yet, but the “summer” season in Uptown has begun! We appreciate your continued business and support throughout the next few months more than any other time of the year, and I’m sure our neighbors share the sentiment. ❤ On Wednesday nights, come browse the Umbrella Market and then head down Evans for a visit before 6pm!

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We have made some large restocking orders in the past couple of weeks, including filling up our market basket display of smudge bundles and refilling our shelves with glass jar, figural, and plain color candles of all varieties. Orders that are on the way include a FULL restock of all of our bulk jar herbs by the ounce, with the exception of a few that our suppliers are currently out of. These will arrive Monday, May 22nd sometime in the morning. These will be entered into our system throughout the day for those waiting on this shipment! We have also ordered many more crystals and gemstones that we are running low on or are currently out of.

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For those looking for REAL turquoise cabochons, listen up! We have full tray of the real thing, and the consignor has given us permission to put these on sale for 60% OFF! That is down to $1.00 a gram, which is ridiculous for turquoise! This is a great opportunity!

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We are continuing to expand our knowledge and service/product offerings in folk magic, hoodoo, and general spellcraft! The walls are filling up with candles, herbs for spellcraft, bath soaks, poppets, bags, salts – You name it! In fact, if there is something that we do not carry that you are highly interested in, let us know – We will try to find it! For those who have been looking for High John root, we have heard you; However, there is simply none to be found in the wholesale supplier market right now. We are eagerly waiting the next harvest, and will announce when it is on it’s way. Jupiter is here throughout the week to help with any questions you may have about hoodoo, and offering readings and work on Thursdays and Saturdays every week!

UPCOMING EVENTS:


Every Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Jupiter is in the shop every Thursday from 3:00-6:00 and Saturday 10:00-1:30, taking appointments and walk-ins for Astrology Natal Chart readings and consultations, Tarot Card readings and Hoodoo Folk Magick, also known as “root work.” Call the shop at 252-758-7656 to schedule your appointment.

Reading rate: $40/half hour, $75/hour
Root Work: $100 plus materials


Saturday, June 3rd 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn how to create your own rolled stick and cone incense from natural plant materials. Come prepared to use your hands and leave with your own handmade incense, including the instructions for continuing to make your own at home. All materials are included in the class fee.

$25 per person


Saturday, June 10th 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn a bit of history and how to create a modern approximation of egyptian kyphi incense. Come prepared to use your hands and get messy, and leave with a good amount of your own recipe for kyphi incense pellets. All materials included in class fee.

$25 per person


Monday, July 17th – Laura Tempest Zakroff  book signing, workshop, and concert!

5:00-6:30 – The Witch’s Cauldron – Meet the Author and Book Signing (Free and open to the public, at The Sojourner)
7:00-8:30 – Stirring the Cauldron Workshop ($35 including performance) Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street
9:00-10:00 – pm Mini concert: The Mechanist & The Star Goddess ($10 for performance only) At Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street, open to the public.

About the Author:
Laura Tempest Zakroff can be described as a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, muse, mythpunk, teacher, and witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. As Tempest, she has been a major pioneer of fusion bellydance for over fifteen years. Her fascination with sacred and ritual dance lead her to bellydance, and she strives to help others connect mind, body, and spirit through movement. Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac. The Witch’s Cauldron is her first book, with a second book on sigil witchery due out in 2018. Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats. Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com

About the Book:

The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels

Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the witch’s cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this book provides valuable information for witches of all ages and skill levels. Explore the history and development of the cauldron as well as the cauldron’s role in lore and mythology. Find unconventional cauldrons already in your home and perform some old world witchery. You’ll see the possibilities of this wonderful tool are endless, and it may just become your favorite.

Workshop:
Stirring The Cauldron: A Ritual Exploration of Movement
Movement is a key element to connecting the mind, body, and spirit. The more we can shift from static to active practice, the more embodied our magick and other metaphysical experiences become. In this ritual-meets-workshop, we’ll focus on how to incorporate dance elements into your practice regardless of age, ability, experience, or tradition, using the metaphorical cauldron as our guide

Mini Concert:
The Mechanist & The Star Goddess is a dynamic music & dance project with Tempest, Nathaniel Johnstone, and Davis Petterson. They create improvised music and dance on the spot, inspired in the moment – as well songs from the repertoire of the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. The project title/inspiration evokes the exploration of the liminal space between the confines of the precise concrete world and the limitless divine. Tempest is a world-renown bellydance performer and instructor, focusing on sacred and darkly inspired fusions that pull from the traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. She is also an artist, author, blogger, and designer (see www.lauratempestzakroff.com)

Nathaniel Johnstone is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso (violin, viola, guitar, banjo, mandolin) whose music pulls from myth, fantasy, and folklore with a vibrant sound crosses boundaries & borders, resulting in a blend of multicultural folk rock.
(www.nathanieljohnstone.com)

Davis Petterson is an Atlanta G.A. based drummer who has performed and recorded with groups such as The Ghosts Project, Juliana Finch, The Sweet Meat Love And Holy Cult, and The Changelings.

Project Website: http://nathanieljohnstone.com/tm-tsg.html Project FB Page: http://fb.me/TheMechanistandTheStarGoddess

 

The Sojo News!

Greetings, Sojourners!

Happy Beltane to those who celebrate it today, and in the coming weeks!<3

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A lot has been happening around the shop in the past few weeks!

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First of all, we’d like to introduce our newest employee: Jupiter! He is bringing to the team his expertise in Astrology, Tarot Card Reading, Yoga, Witchcraft, Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming, and Hoodoo root work. Jupiter is a seriously interesting person and I know he’ll be a big help to our customers. In addition to shopkeeping, he will be teaching classes, and is available to see clients for readings and workings. See below under events and classes for his availability for rootwork and astrology readings!

New items are in stock, with more to come! We have been busy rearranging our displays to accommodate our reorganization and product expansion, and we can’t wait for you to come and check it out. We are also phasing out of clothing sales; All of our remaining clothing items are at least 30% off, and we are selling our display mannequins too! If you are interested in the displays, please e-mail me at courtney@thesojo.com for details.

We recently received a big order of books, and one of two new orders of bumper stickers. Among the new books is Laura Tempest Zakroff’s book The Witch’s Cauldron. Laura will be here in July for a book signing and workshop! Pick up your copy soon! 🙂

The new bumper stickers are more politically current than we have had in a long while, and fill the request for more “inflammatory” points of view, to quote a few customers. We are happy to oblige! In times like these, it’s important for the world to know that there are people out there (LOTS of people) who are supporting and fighting for rights, environmental protection, equality, and peace.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Every Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Jupiter is in the shop every Thursday from 3:00-6:00 and Saturday 10:00-1:30, taking appointments and walk-ins for Astrology Natal Chart readings and consultations, Tarot Card readings and Hoodoo Folk Magick, also known as “root work.” Call the shop at 252-758-7656 to schedule your appointment.

Reading rate: $40/half hour, $75/hour
Root Work: $100 plus materials


Saturday, June 3rd 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn how to create your own rolled stick and cone incense from natural plant materials. Come prepared to use your hands and leave with your own handmade incense, including the instructions for continuing to make your own at home. All materials are included in the class fee.

$25 per person


Saturday, June 10th 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn a bit of history and how to create a modern approximation of egyptian kyphi incense. Come prepared to use your hands and get messy, and leave with a good amount of your own recipe for kyphi incense pellets. All materials included in class fee.

$25 per person


Monday, July 17th – Laura Tempest Zakroff  book signing, workshop, and concert!

5:00-6:30 – The Witch’s Cauldron – Meet the Author and Book Signing (Free and open to the public, at The Sojourner)
7:00-8:30 – Stirring the Cauldron Workshop ($35 including performance) Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street
9:00-10:00 – pm Mini concert: The Mechanist & The Star Goddess ($10 for performance only) At Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street, open to the public.

About the Author:
Laura Tempest Zakroff can be described as a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, muse, mythpunk, teacher, and witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. As Tempest, she has been a major pioneer of fusion bellydance for over fifteen years. Her fascination with sacred and ritual dance lead her to bellydance, and she strives to help others connect mind, body, and spirit through movement. Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac. The Witch’s Cauldron is her first book, with a second book on sigil witchery due out in 2018. Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats. Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com

About the Book:

The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels

Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the witch’s cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this book provides valuable information for witches of all ages and skill levels. Explore the history and development of the cauldron as well as the cauldron’s role in lore and mythology. Find unconventional cauldrons already in your home and perform some old world witchery. You’ll see the possibilities of this wonderful tool are endless, and it may just become your favorite.

Workshop:
Stirring The Cauldron: A Ritual Exploration of Movement
Movement is a key element to connecting the mind, body, and spirit. The more we can shift from static to active practice, the more embodied our magick and other metaphysical experiences become. In this ritual-meets-workshop, we’ll focus on how to incorporate dance elements into your practice regardless of age, ability, experience, or tradition, using the metaphorical cauldron as our guide

Mini Concert:
The Mechanist & The Star Goddess is a dynamic music & dance project with Tempest, Nathaniel Johnstone, and Davis Petterson. They create improvised music and dance on the spot, inspired in the moment – as well songs from the repertoire of the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. The project title/inspiration evokes the exploration of the liminal space between the confines of the precise concrete world and the limitless divine. Tempest is a world-renown bellydance performer and instructor, focusing on sacred and darkly inspired fusions that pull from the traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. She is also an artist, author, blogger, and designer (see www.lauratempestzakroff.com)

Nathaniel Johnstone is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso (violin, viola, guitar, banjo, mandolin) whose music pulls from myth, fantasy, and folklore with a vibrant sound crosses boundaries & borders, resulting in a blend of multicultural folk rock.
(www.nathanieljohnstone.com)

Davis Petterson is an Atlanta G.A. based drummer who has performed and recorded with groups such as The Ghosts Project, Juliana Finch, The Sweet Meat Love And Holy Cult, and The Changelings.

Project Website: http://nathanieljohnstone.com/tm-tsg.html Project FB Page: http://fb.me/TheMechanistandTheStarGoddess

The Sojo News: Spring/Summer Hours, New Inventory, Farewell!

Hello Sojourners!

Springtime is a season of growth and change, and what changes are on the horizon for us!


First of all, starting this upcoming Easter sunday, we will be adopting new hours for the spring and summer seasons as listed below. We will be closing on Sunday, and closing at 6:00pm on Fridays unless there is an announced special event such as First Friday Artwalk.

SOJOURNER SPRING/SUMMER  HOURS
Monday: 10:00 – 6:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 6:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 6:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 6:00
Friday: 10:00 – 6:00*
*During First Friday Artwalk and other special events, we are open until 9:00pm!
Saturday: 10:00 – 6:00
CLOSED SUNDAYS


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Secondly, it is time for us to bid a fond farewell to Liz Merritt, our coworker and friend who will be leaving us this week to pursue greater adventures! We will miss you Liz, and we thank you for being with us for the past three years. Much blessings on your journey!


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We are so appreciative of the business we have had the good fortune to receive over the past few weeks! We are slowly but surely receiving more inventory restocks over time, so be sure to check regularly if there is an item you are waiting for. Recent restocks include:

  • Loose smudge bundles in our basket display, including white sage, juniper, blue sage, yerba santa, and lavender! We have just recently placed an order for even more bundles, expanding into mugwort (black sage) and large cedar bundles!
  • Tapestries! We have more of our full-color cotton tapestries in stock, and have expanded into a few new designs! Stop by to check out the blue peacock feather mandala, natural tan ohm symbol, rainbow chakra symbol, and giant crystal grid/flower of life print tapestries!
  • Crystal prisms! Small hanging prisms reflect beautiful rainbow light on your walls and windows when hung in a sunny location.
  • Pendulums! We have recently received a few NEW pendulum necklaces, and have many beautiful stone pendulums currently in stock.
  • ON IT’S WAY: Natural, handmade soaps have just been ordered, and are on their way! This includes extra stock of the most popular scents, including Sandalwood, Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli/Sweet Orange, and Chlorophyll/Charcoal.

We hope to see you in soon, and wish you the best for Passover, the upcoming Easter holiday, and spring break week. ❤

The Sojo News: Anniversary Sale!

Hello Sojourners!

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Today marks a big day in Sojo history – We are turning 8 years old! The shop opened on this very day, March 28th, 2009, and we are still here and providing for the paths less traveled in Eastern NC.

To celebrate, don’t forget our potluck party and drum circle this Friday, March 31st, at 6:00pm! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share, and a drum or handheld instrument to make some noise! Big News! Lipbone Redding is also bringing his guitar to the party for an unplugged singing-drumming-dancing-howling-at-the-moon-along.

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In addition, we are having an ANNIVERSARY SALE! Now through Sunday, April 2nd, we are discounting our jewelry. All jewelry, including our fresh stock of silver pendants, rings, chains, and earrings, the expanded selection of gemstone power bracelets, and gemstone cord necklaces are BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF! This is a perfect opportunity to get a matching set of any of our jewelry, or stack up gemstone bracelets for maximum good vibes!

Thanks to all of you for providing us with the means and support to continue on in this community! Here is to many more years to come!

UPCOMING CLASSES:


Incense Making Workshop: Rolled Sticks and Cones

Saturday, April 1st

12:00 – 2:00pm, $25 per person

Come ready to get your hands dirty and learn to make your own handmade incense out of all-natural materials! Class fee includes all supplies required to make one batch of incense. Please call 252-758-7656 to pre-register, or stop by anytime!


 

The Sojo News: Apothecary, restocking, classes!

Hello sojourners!

As we hail the early arrival of spring, the shop begins to turn it’s eye towards all things Earthy and herbal. Keep an ear out for developments, hopes, and dreams for our apothecary in the near future…

New Inventory

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Yesterday a box of popular bulk herb restocks arrived, including: Lavender flower, calendula flower, hibiscus flower, chamomile flower, elderberries, juniper berries, bay leaves, mugwort, and valerian root! We also received small packages of culinary spices such as paprika, garam masala, curry powder, and parsley.

All Starwest essential oils are now fully restocked, including lavender and tea tree.

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We have also received some all-natural loofah sponges, and gentle ramie woven soap sacks to extend the shower-life of the organic, handmade soaps we have for sale!

We will be packaging and putting out for sale more tubs of raw, organic shea butter, as the empty tubs arrived yesterday!


Keep Updated

Follow us on Instagram @thesojogreenville, follow us on Facebook, or join our Facebook group “The Sojourner Clubhouse” for immediate, regular updates on new stock, exclusive information, and announcements!


Classes

If you are interested in learning how to make your own incense, natural bath and body products, or different topics in medicinal herbalism, be sure to keep an eye on our schedule as classes will be starting up soon! This is in addition to all of the other great classes we have regularly recurring on our schedule. Below is a list of upcoming classes, but we are constantly adding more!

Saturday, March 11th: Tarot 101//Wands and the Element of Fire

Join us for the third installment of our six-part Tarot series. This class will focus on the suit of wands, sometimes called staves. We will explore how the element of fire is embodied in every card of this suit from the ace, to the King and how each card displays the Hermetic principles of the element. We will discuss astrology and symbolism as they pertain to card meaning and interpretation. This series in beginner friendly, and covers some intermediate topics, so no matter the skill level, all will be welcome! Handouts are included, participants may wish to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks.

Class will be $30 per person, Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.


Sunday, March 12th: Knock Knock!

In this two hour presentation/workshop, Edward Zula talks with participants about the different ways spirits of our loved ones communicate with us from the other side. “Sometimes they knock, play with lights, surprise us with familiar scent, come to us in dreams, and even hide or move objects,” says Edward Zula. “But no matter what it is, we are let wondering if it is spirit and ‘what did it mean ?'” Our desire to understand these messages and find meaning in them is what inspired Edwards to offer this healing workshop. “We want to know if our loved one is just saying hello when they knock a picture off the wall, or if there’s some other meaning. It can leave us frustrated, confused, and worried, which is not very helpful if we are still processing from our grief.”

Entry is 10$ per person. Please call 252-758-7656 to reserve your spot today. Must pay in advance. Limit 20 participants


Saturday, March 25th: Tarot 101//Disks and the Element of Earth

Join us for the fourth installment of our six-part Tarot series. This class will focus on the suit of disks, also called coins or even pentacles. We will explore how the element of earth is embodied in every card of this suit from the ace, to the King and how each card displays the Hermetic principles of the element. We will discuss Hermetics, astrology and symbolism as they pertain to card meaning and interpretation. This series in beginner friendly, and covers some intermediate topics, so no matter the skill level, all will be welcome! Handouts are included, participants may wish to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks.

Class will be $30 per person, Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.


Friday, March 31st: Sojo’s 8th Anniversary Party!

Lady Sojo’s doors opened for her first day of business on March 28th, 2009! My, how the last 8 years have flown by!

Join us for her 8th Birthday party on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm. We’ll have snacks and birthday cake to share, and you are welcome to BYOB. Bring your drum for a drum circle! Let’s celebrate the miracle of an “old” metaphysical shop!


Saturday, April 1st: Incense Making Workshop//Rolled Sticks and Cones

$25 per person, 12:00 – 2:00
Learn how to create your own rolled stick and cone incense from natural plant materials. Come prepared to use your hands and leave with your own handmade incense, including the instructions for continuing to make your own at home. All materials are included in the class fee.


 

The Sojo News: Stones, Tarot, Reiki, Astrology, Mediumship

Hello Sojourners!

Happy early spring! Our windows and arbors are redressed for the season, and so much new merchandise is now restocked! Many new raw and tumbled stones, including large specimens, books (new and used), silver jewelry, and incense!

We also have new hematite rings, mixed stone bands, and midnight lace obsidian bands. There is more arriving every day, and many upcoming classes and meditations to check out. Our readers and healers are available for private appointments, too. Call us for an appointment at 252-758-7656. Come see us!
~Heron Michelle

Spring Arbor 2017

Spring Arbor 2017

Upcoming Events:

Friday 6:00 Meditation with Heron to explore the Realms of Water and Earth, $10


Tarot 101 Series: Learning to Read the Cards with Liz Merritt

This series in beginner friendly, and also covers some intermediate topics, so not matter the skill level, all will be welcome! Handouts are included, participants may wish to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks. We will go through each card starting with the ace and ending with the Court cards. This class will also include an introduction to the Court cards, both as a concept and how they differ from the rest of the suit. We will discuss Hermetics, astrology and symbolism as they pertain to card interpretation.

Class will be $30 per person, Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.

February 11 – The Fools Journey and the Grand Trumps.

February 25 – Cups and the Element of Water

March 11 – Wands and the element of Fire

March 25 – Disks and the Element of Earth

April 8th – Swords and the Element of Air

April 22 – Spreads and Interpretations: This class will bring together the concepts learned in the previous classes for practical use in reading and interpreting spreads for yourself and others. We will go over the traditional Celtic Cross Spread as well as simpler, more versatile spreads. This class will also touch on tips on how to become better acquainted with your deck and the ethics involved when reading for other people.

Liz Merritt has been studying and practicing Tarot Cartomancy for more than 6 years. She’s an initiate of The Sojo Circle Coven, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and a Hedgewitch wandering the wilds of Eastern NC. Often you can find her behind the counter of The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions.

Crystal Grid on a Flower of Life mat - celestite, blue calcite, peacock ore and quartz

Crystal Grid on a Flower of Life mat – celestite, blue calcite, peacock ore and quartz


Reiki 2 Class and Attunement with Angelica

March 4 11:00-6:00

Reiki is an energy healing modality that is helpful for energy clearing and aligning the chakras. It helps to broaden and strengthen intuition. It is given through attunement by a Teacher and Master. The prerequisite for Reiki Level 2 is Reiki Level 1, and students who have been instructed by other teachers are required to present proof that Level 1 was attained in order to participate and be attuned.

At Level 2, the Reiki connection is strengthened to Spirit, and emotional healing transpires. The practitioner expands the ability to heal the self and others through techniques utilizing the adding of 3 Reiki symbols, distance healing techniques for the self and others and reveals that which has been hidden.


Natal Astrology Classes with Jupiter Melchizedek
March 5th from 1:30Pm – 4:30Pm. The first class will focus on planets and aspects, the second class will focus on signs and houses, and the third and final class will focus on transits & electional astrology.”

Zodiac signs? planets? houses? What does all this astrology lingo mean, and how can you put it to good use? Learn to interpret your own birth chart with the science of western astrology, as a road map to your life, personality, strengths, challenges, and purpose. Please register in advance and provide your name, birth date, time and location. $30, open to the public. Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.


Knock, Knock – Spirit Communication Workshop with Edward Zula

March 12, 2:00-4:00 pm

In this two hour presentation/workshop, Edward Zula talks with participants about the different ways spirits of our loved ones communicate with us from the other side. “Sometimes they knock, play with lights, surprise us with familiar scent, come to us in dreams, and even hide or move objects,” says Edward Zula. “But no matter what it is, we are let wondering if it is spirit and ‘what did it mean ?'” Our desire to understand these messages and find meaning in them is what inspired Edwards to offer this healing workshop. “We want to know if our loved one is just saying hello when they knock a picture off the wall, or if there’s some other meaning. It can leave us frustrated, confused, and worried, which is not very helpful if we are still processing from our grief.”

Edward has many examples to share, and all participants will learn more about the nature of spirit communication which will be helpful to themselves, their family, and their friends. This is the perfect opportunity to explore your own experiences, hear the stories of others, and take away some peace and understanding.

Edward recently retired from his busy psychotherapy practice to focus on a different type of healing. He is clairsentient, clairvoyant, and uses psychometry and spirit communication in his private readings. More information can be found at www.edwardzula.com

Entry is 10$ per person. Please call 252-758-7656 to reserve your spot today. Must pay in advance. Limit 20 participants

New Inventory: Stones, tapestries, and more!

❤ Good day, Sojourners! ❤

We have received many restocking shipments over the past couple of weeks, and the shop is beginning to feel full and abundant for spring. Here’s a preview, but as usual there is just too much to fit in one post! We will see you in soon!

Crystals and Stones: We have been making great strides to restock and expand our stone and crystal offerings, including raw AND polished versions of most varieties! Polished celestite, huge delicious-looking chunks of orange calcite, honey yellow raw calcite, peacock ore, blue calcite, and small grid-worthy clear quartz points are just a few of the restocks we have in, with more on the way! We also have a few velvet crystal grid mats, a perfect guide for laying out your healing crystal collection and creating a harmonious and healing environment.

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Crystal Journey Intention Candles: Our intention candles have been restocked across the board, including the small votives, soy votives in glass jars, medium pillars, and a couple of varieties in the large pillars.

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Pendulums: Such a collection of pendulums! Many feature charms on the top end, and a beautiful variety of cut and polished stone drops. We have a wide variety of shapes, including sephoroton, merkaba, hexagonal, and rough cut.

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Prayer Flags: Traditional Tibetan prayer flags have been restocking in extra-large and standard/small size, in addition to multi-faith prayer flags, chakra flags, and flags featuring the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism!

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Tapestries and Sarongs: Full-color tapestries in detailed designs have been restocked: Om lotus, celtic dragon, blue hamsa, pagan sabbat wheel, egyptian cat, triquestra, ganesha, world tree, and goddess! These are high-quality tapestries that hold up to hanging on the wall, or cover a standard twin bed.

Incense: We have restocked HEM cones and stick incense, large boxes of Nag Champa, all Morning Star Japanese incense, and Herb and Earth stick incense. On Monday we will be fully restocked with all of our Shoyeido incense offerings, including extra large 13″ Morning, Evening, and Sitting Zen incense sticks, high quality bamboo charcoal tablets in two sizes, and all of the popular scents from the Daily Incense series, including our most popular: Nokiba/Moss Garden! It goes quick, so plan on making a visit Monday afternoon to get first pick!

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The Sojo News: Meditation, Classes, Restocked Merchandise

Hello Sojourners!

We are restocking for the new year, and adding many new classes and events to the calendar. Check out the descriptions below, and call us to register and make appointments. TONIGHT at 6:00! An open LOVE trumps HATE meditation to heal us during troubled times. (More info below.) Saturday: 12:00-5:00 Tarot Readings with Heron.

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Beeswax is Better

100% pure beeswax candles have arrived! We are expanding our current selection to pillars and hand dipped taper pairs in all eight available colors: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, and black! We have also restocked glass jar beeswax sanctuary candles in two sizes, large heart pillars, and tealights.

Why burn beeswax over other candles? Beeswax production helps stabilize the bee population when bought from sustainability-minded companies, it burns clean and much longer than traditional candles, and your choice to buy it over paraffin speaks the only language Big Business understands: Money! E

very time you purchase a beeswax candle, you help us show manufacturers that we are ready to move away from petroleum byproducts and into a future of environmental sustainability and harmony.


TONIGHT! Love Trumps Hate: Meditation and Healing through Divine Love

Tonight, Friday, January 27, 2017 starting at 6:00pm. $10 suggested donation

Are the current politics stressing you out? Tonight we will create a sanctuary of peace — a safe, supportive, spiritual space for all of us to connect to the awesome power of Divine Love through a guided meditation, and an intention circle that will offer healing, balancing, and protection–but more importantly, clear vision, effective communication, wisdom and compassion–for everyone within our nation, all the way to the top. Love ALWAYS trumps hate. We will magickally aid the arc of the moral universe towards justice.

Note: We won’t discuss politics, but call on the powers of love to restore and empower us all, so that we may continue the good work in whatever ways we are individually called to do beyond these sanctuary walls.

Come one, come all.


Natal Astrology Interpretation with Jupiter Melchizedek.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 1:00-4:00pm,
Readings are $75 per hour.

Please provide your birth date, birth time and birth place when you register in advance by calling 252-758-7656 or in person!

From Jupiter: “Hi all! I am offering natal chart interpretations aka horoscope readings at the Sojourner. Your natal chart is a symbolic picture of the sky at the time and place of your birth. The basis of natal astrology is that everything about a person’s personality, love life, finances, family life, hidden talents etc can all be found in the horoscope. If you have specific questions your chart can be used to answer them. Also my readings will include info on upcoming planetary movements and alignments and how they will affect you.”


Love Spell Workshop with Heron Michelle
Friday, February 3, 2017. 6:00 pm, $30 (all materials provided)

Come join me for an evening of magick as we call on the awesome power of Divine Love, and work to heal our hearts, nurture self-love, become agents of Divine Love, and magnetize ourselves to draw to us all kinds of loving relationships, friendships and opportunities that we desire (for the highest good of all involved, harming none.) Hail Aphrodite!

This workshop is for everyone–all gender expressions, all sexual preferences, and all faith traditions…but note that we will be working magick within the framework of Modern Witchcraft.

If you can handle the heat, come join me in my “kitchen.”

Cost is $30 per person. Max of 10 participants, Min of 3 Participants YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE 252-758-7656

For more information, check out Heron’s blog: Witch on Fire:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/?s=love+spell


Reiki 2 Class and Attunement with Angelica

March 4, 2017 11:00-6:00 pm

Reiki is an energy healing modality that is helpful for energy clearing and aligning the chakras. It helps to broaden and strengthen intuition. It is given through attunement by a Teacher and Master.

The prerequisite is Reiki Level 1, and students who have been instructed by other teachers are required to present proof that Level 1 was attained in order to participate and be attuned.

Level 2 offers the History, Ethics, and the strengthened connection to Spirit. Emotional healing transpires, expanding the ability to heal the self and others through 3 Reiki symbols, distance healing techniques for the self and others and reveals that which has been hidden.


Tarot 101 Workshop with Liz Merritt

February 11, 2017: The Fools Journey

Feb 25: Cups and the Element of Water

March 11: Wands and the Element of Fire

March 25: Coins and the Element of Earth

April 8: Swords and the Element of Air

April 22: Spreads and Interpretations
1:00-4:00 pm

Class will be $30 per person, Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.

This is the first in a six part series taught by Liz Merritt, focusing on The Rider Waite Tarot deck. We will explore the history of the Tarot, as well as general Tarot trivia and concepts. We will then jump into the Fools Journey; the story in the 22 cards of the Major Arcana. This series will be beginner friendly and include intermediate level information, participants of all skill levels will learn something new. We will discuss symbolism, Hermetics, and astrology as they pertain to each of the 78 cards. Handouts will be provided, but participants will want to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks.

Liz Merritt has been studying and practicing Tarot Cartomancy for more than 6 years. She’s an initiate of The Sojo Circle Coven, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and a Hedgewitch wandering the wilds of Eastern NC. Often you can find her behind the counter of The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions.


Natal Astrology Workshop with Jupiter Melchizedek

February 4th, Planets and Signs

February 19th: Houses and Aspects

March 5th: Transits & Electional Astrology

from 1:30Pm – 4:30Pm, $30, open to the public.
Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.

Zodiac signs? planets? houses? What does all this astrology lingo mean, and how can you put it to good use? Learn to interpret your own birth chart with the science of western astrology, as a road map to your life, personality, strengths, challenges, and purpose. Please register in advance and provide your name, birth date, time and location.

The Sojo News: Upcoming Events and Winter Closings

Hello Sojourners,

Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for an abundant holiday sales season. We are grateful for your patronage, and now set our sights to creating an even more prosperous new year for us all.

We are open until 9:00 Friday (tonight) – its First Friday Artwalk, and as long as the weather holds, we are hosting a drum circle, and Tarot card readings are available with Heron 5:00-9:00.

SNOW IS COMING!
Ok, ok…no need to freak out. However, we do hope that you all stay safe and warm during this winter weather. Note that we will close the shop this weekend if winter weather makes the roads unsafe. Check our FaceBook page for updates for daily closing information. Tarot Readings with Heron on Saturday are canceled, but Jan 14th is another chance to make an appointment.

WE ARE CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY to complete our year-end inventory. Hopefully we’ll be back to normal by Wednesday next week. Cheers! ~Heron

We now have an Instagram where Courtney shares pics from the shop. Follow us!

Our Modern Witchcraft series of classes is still open on Thursday nights for new seekers to join us for an introduction to Neo-paganism and the thealogy, principles, world-view and celebrations of this earth-centered spirituality.

GOOD NEWS! If Thursdays aren’t good for you, we have a second opportunity opening up on Saturday afternoons to attend these workshops. Dates and times are still flexible, so if you’d like a no-obligation, safe way to dip your toes into our magickal world and see what the fuss is all about, call us. 252-758-7656 Three workshops, 4 hours each, $30 each. We must have 3 students to proceed…

Upcoming Events:
All appointments and registrations must be taken in advance, by phone or stopping by. 252-758-7656

New Year’s Forecast Readings
Saturday Jan 14th, 2017 12:00-5:00, $40
Come see Heron Michelle for a Tarot Card reading to clarify a situation or seek guidance for the upcoming year.
Heron offers several special readings ideal for this New Year’s transition:
The 5 card Pyramid of Power spread that seeks guidance for the next Great Work of personal evolution you should explore–ideal for magicakal practitioners and witches, especially. (Takes about 30 minutes, $40)
The 12 card Zodiac wheel of the Year spread for a forecast of the lessons that may be presented throughout the next year. (Takes about an hour, $75)
The traditional, 10 card spread for guidance on your current situation is always available. (Takes about 30 minutes, $40)
With each reading, the affirmations and spiritual guidance for ways to put this information to work for you will be provided.


1865215E-5452-4951-BDFF-AAF34538718FSpiritual Mediumship Group Sessions
Sunday, Jan 22, TWO OPPORTUNITIES! 1:00-2:30 and 3:30-5:00

Join Edward Zula, spiritual medium and psychometrist, for an exploration of spirit communication; questions and answers; participants getting validation of their own experiences; demonstration of mediumship. Bring a photo or an item belonging to a deceased loved one. Everyone will get a brief reading.

A 90 minute group demonstration, must have 6 participants, so bring a friend! $15 per person.


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Tarot 101: The Fools Journey with Liz Merritt

This is the first in a six part series taught by Liz Merritt, focusing on The Rider Waite Tarot deck. We will explore the history of the Tarot, as well as general Tarot trivia and concepts. We will then jump into the Fools Journey; the story in the 22 cards of the Major Arcana. This series will be beginner friendly and include intermediate level information, participants of all skill levels will learn something new. We will discuss symbolism, Hermetics, and astrology as they pertain to each of the 78 cards. Handouts will be provided, but participants will want to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks.

Class will be $30 per person, registration taken in advance

Liz Merritt has been studying and practicing Tarot Cartomancy for more than 6 years. She’s an initiate of The Sojo Circle Coven, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and a Hedgewitch wandering the wilds of Eastern NC. Often you can find her behind the counter of The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions.


Our calendar of events can be found online on our website: www.thesojo.com.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-9:00 Psychic Readings available 5:00-9:00
Saturday: 10-6:00 Psychic Readings and Classes often available.
Sunday: 1:00-6:00
Inclement Weather closing policy often follows the Pitt County Schools closings. Check our Facebook Page for daily updates.

The Sojo 12 Days of Yuletide Sale! Tacky Sweater party TONIGHT!

Happy Holidays, Sojourners!
Tonight! The Jaycee holiday parade lights up Uptown Greenville starting at 5:00, while the Sojo opens her doors until 9:00 for all to come get a great view of the parade, warm up with a cup of complimentary mulled apple cider and sweet treats.
 
Wear your Santa Hat, or tinsel tacky holiday sweater and come spend some time with us! Pot-luck snacks and beverages welcome. Bring your drum if you’d like to stir up a drum circle. Do your holiday gift shopping and Heron will wrap them up in our beautiful gift bags for $1.50.
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Our Yuletide sale began today!
 
12 Days of Yuletide—sing along with us!
 
Dec. 10 On the first day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “A tapestry of the world tree.” = All cloaks and tapestries 25% off.
 
Dec. 11 On the second day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Two turtle totems.” = Stone spirit animals, buy one get one half off.
 
Dec. 12 On the third day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Three smudge sticks.” = All smudging items 25% off.
 
Dec. 13 On the fourth day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Four bags of herbs.” = All bulk herbs 50% off.
 
Dec. 14 On the fifth day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Five shiny rocks.” = All crystals buy one get one half off.
 
Dec. 15 On the sixth day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Six burning candles.” = All candles 25% off.
 
Dec. 16 On the seventh day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Seven smells a-wafting.” = All incense 25% off.
 
Dec. 17 On the eighth day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Eight bumper stickers.” = All bumper stickers, buy one get one half off.
 
Dec. 18 On the ninth day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Nine books for reading.” = All books and journals 25% off.
 
Dec. 19 On the tenth day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Ten silver pendants.” = All jewelry 25% off.
 
Dec. 20 On the eleventh day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Eleven cards all laid out.” = All divination tools 25% off.
 
Dec. 21 On the twelfth day of Yuletide, the Sojo sold to me… “Twelve… ” = All items in store 30% off.