CBD Event & Psychic Readings this weekend!

Hello Sojourners!

Its a big weekend around the sojo. Friday night join us for our CBD informational event and Saturday from 10:00-5:00 make an appointment for a psychic reading. Jupiter is offering Tarot and Astrology readings in the morning, and Heron will be doing tarot card readings in the afternoon. 252-758-7656 to schedule.

CBD Supplements

CBD Nutritional Supplements now available!

Products Currently in stock at The Sojourner:

  • Hemp Seed Massage Oil, 2 Oz. Lavender Scented – $6
  • 10mg CBD Gummies, 3 count – $6
  • 2mg CBD Honey Sticks, Each – $1.50
  • THC Free 25mg CBD Capsules, 30 count – $100
  • Full Spectrum 25mg CBD Capsules, 30 count – $145
  • Full Spectrum 250mg CBD Tincture in Fractionated Coconut Oil, 1oz – $54
  • THC Free * 300mg CBD Tincture in Grapeseed Oil, 1oz – $40
  • THC Free * 600mg CBD Tincture in Grapeseed Oil, 1oz – $78

Join us at The Sojo Friday Night: CBD Informational Event

October, on Friday the 13th from 6:30-9:00

This event is about the benefits of Cannabinoid nutritional supplements from hemp. The Founder’s Hemp team are coming to the Sojo to answer all your questions.

  • 6:30 Informational Presentation begins on the medical and legal aspects of Founder’s Hemp produced here in the USA and NC.
  • Some free samples provided – first come, first serve!
  • Door Prize drawing for those attending presentation.
  • Sojourner will have products available for purchase that night for 10% off.
  • Founder’s Hemp is bringing their full product line for “Show and Tell”
  • Also taking custom orders that night for their full line of products with a 10% discount. Payments will be taken in full at the event. This will help us stock up an even broader range of products going forward.

Medical properties of Cannabinoids

According to a 2013 review published in the Britisih Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found cannabinoids to possess the following medical properties:

    • Antiemetic – Reduces nausea and vomiting
    • Anticonvulsant: Suppresses seizure activity
    • Antipsychotic: combats psychosis disorders
    • Anxiolytic/antidepressant: combats anxiety and depression
    • Anti-tumoral/anti-cancer: combats tumors and cancercelles
    • Antioxidant: Combats free-radical damage

This article from Medical News Today has some good info and links about the medical research being done on CBD. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

For more info on Legality:
Federal Bill
US Farm Bill Section 7606
http://www.votehemp.com/PDF/Pages_from_farm0127.pdf
(Which the states operate Under Legality Wise)

State Bills
North Carolina – SB 313
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S313v4.pdf

North Carolina – SB 992
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H992v5.pdf

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The Sojo News: Pagan Pride Festival, CBD in Stock!

Happy Autumnal Equinox, Sojourners!

This weekend The Sojourner celebrates our 9th anniversary in business! In 2009, we began our adventures in commerce as vendors in a single 10×10 tent at the Central North Carolina Pagan Pride festival in Raleigh. This year we return for the 10th straight year to fill THREE tents with our pagan, witchy, metaphysical goodness! Come see us at the new festival location and take home one of these beautiful new Deity statues.

We will remain open in Greenville Friday night until 9:00 during  FreeBoot Friday events in Uptown, and Saturday 10:00-6:00 as normal.

Note that we will be CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 18th to recover and put the shop back together after our big weekend!

Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Day

Sept. 16 and 17,  2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
NEW LOCATION!
Optimist Club Farm
2908 Optimist Farm Rd 
Apex, NC 27539
Admission each day is a donation for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
“The Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festival attracts more than 4000 pagans, pagan friends and the pagan curious every year. Open to the general public, this autumn celebration offers two days of both entertainment and education through social, commercial and spiritual activities. All are welcome to join or observe rituals, attend workshops, meet local groups, and much more, all in a festival environment full of vendors, music, and fun.”
CBD Supplements

CBD Nutritional Supplements from HEMP now in stock at The Sojourner

CBD Informational Event – Cannabinoid Nutritional Supplements from HEMP

Curious about the health benefits of Cannabinoid (CBD) Nutritional Supplements? Are Industrial HEMP products legal in NC? (YES, since 2003!) The Founders Hemp team are coming to The Sojo to answer all your questions.

Founders Hemp Logo

Join us in October, on Friday the 13th from 6:00-9:00 for an informational event.

  • 6:30 Informational Presentation begins on the medical and legal aspects of Founder’s Hemp produced here in the USA and NC. 
  • Some free samples provided – first come, first serve! 
  • Door Prize drawing for those attending presentation. 
  • Sojourner will have products available for purchase that night for 10% off.

  • Founder’s Hemp is bringing their full product line for “Show and Tell” 
  • Also taking custom orders that night for their full line of products with a 10% discount. Payments will be taken in full at the event. This will help us stock up an even broader range of products going forward. 

The Sojourner will provide light refreshments.

Until then, this article from Medical News Today has some good info and links about the medical research being done on CBD. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

For more info on Legality:
Federal Bill
US Farm Bill Section 7606
http://www.votehemp.com/PDF/Pages_from_farm0127.pdf
(Which the states operate Under Legality Wise)

State Bills
North Carolina – SB 313
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S313v4.pdf

North Carolina – SB 992
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H992v5.pdf

See you this weekend!

Hemp CBD Nutritional Supplements Coming to The Sojo

Hello Sojourners!
These are exciting times around the shop. We’ve stocked up to welcome ECU back for the new year, and several festivals in September: Profound Profanity Festival in Tarboro and Pagan Pride Raleigh, in Apex NC.

Hemp CBD Nutritional Supplements Coming Soon!

But the biggest news is that we will soon be carrying Hemp Nutritional Supplements from Hemp Symmetry and Founder Hemp that contain CBD – Cannabidiol products. CBD Products derived from industrial Hemp are naturally and legally sourced from the non-psychoactive variety of the cannabis plant whose cannabinoids provide a legal and safe natural remedy. All Hemp is grown and processed in the USA and products are independently tested.

Department of Health and Human Services said*: “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxident properties and can be useful in the treatment of a wide variety of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.” (*patent #6630507)

Here are some helpful links about the legality:
Federal Bill: US Farm Bill Section 7606 http://www.votehemp.com/PDF/Pages_from_farm0127.pdf
North Carolina – SB 313 http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S313v4.pdf
North Carolina – SB 992 http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H992v5.pdf

Benefits of CBD*

  • Supports Heart Health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces Anxiety
  • Maintains Homeostasis
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Neuroprotective properties
  • Anti-convulsive

Soon we will carry:

CBD Capsules – 25 mg, 30 count: $145

CBD Massage Oil 2 ounce bottle with Lavender Essential oil: $6.00

CBD Tincture (oil infusion, alcohol-free, contains minute traces of THC), 250 MG, $54

CBD Tincture – 300 MG (THC Free) in Natural Flavor $40

Gummies Sample Pack – 5 mg CBD, 3 count: $3.00

Honey Sticks, 2 MG CBD: $1.50 (NC Honey)

Pre-Orders and Special Orders Welcome!

However, there are many other options: higher dosages, larger quantities, and a variety of flavors. As you can see, these products are expensive and we are starting small just to get going. Place your preorder with us for special requests!

Stay Tuned for Hemp Educational Event at The Sojo

We are putting together an event with the manufacturers, educators, law-enforcement and YOU to present all the benefits and options of legal Hemp products. Stay tuned for more information!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with your Physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.

 

Laura Tempest Zakroff, Author and Bellydancer, at the Sojourner!

Happy Independence Day, Sojourners!

I hope you all had a safe and happy celebration of our nation’s radical declaration of Independence from the unjust governance by Great Britain 241 years ago. May the spirit of revolution continue toward the creation of a society that consistently offers life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all people equally.

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Emma Lazarus

Like our Lady Liberty, we at the Sojourner intend to keep our lamp raised to welcome our Sojourners still yearning to breathe free in our own country.

Laura Tempest Zakroff comes to town!

MONDAY, July 17th,  Llewellyn author, Patheos Pagan blogger, and internationally renown bellydancer LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF arrives on book tour all the way from Seattle, Washington. We do hope you will all come out to greet her, buy a copy of her new book for signing, and attend her workshop and performance that night. We have a big stack of her books for purchase and signing!

We are teaming up with the good people at Crave Restaurant and Bar (across the street) to host the workshop and concert portion of this event. Plan to have dinner and drinks at Crave that night in gratitude of their awesomeness in hosting this event. We are now taking registrations at the Sojourner for the workshop and performance, $35.

If you can only attend the performance at 9:00, $10 entry fee will be taken at the door. Thanks for your ongoing support!

~Heron Michelle, Owner of the Sojourner

Event Schedule: Monday, July 17th

5:00-6:30 – The Witch’s Cauldron – Meet the Author and Book Signing
Free and open to the public, held at The Sojourner
414 Evans Street

7:00-8:30 – Stirring the Cauldron Workshop
$35 including performance
Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street

9pm – 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 – Author of The Witch’s Cauldron

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

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide from The Witch’s Tools Series (#6)


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

7:00-8:30 – $35 including performance – Please register in advance at The Sojourner
Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street

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
.

 

The Mechanist and the Star Goddess performing in Greenville NC July 17. 2017

The Mechanist and the Star Goddess

 

The Mechanist & The Star Goddess: Concert and Bellydance Performance

9:00-10:00  $10 entry fee
Held at Crave Restaurant and Bar, 409 Evans Street.
Please join them for dinner and drinks before the concert!
Co-hosted by The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions

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

Sojourner Summer Survival Raffle

Happy Summer Solstice, Sojourners!

And a happy father’s day full of love to all our Dads. If you’d like to sneak in some last minute shopping for his present, come see us before 3:30 on Saturday, June 17th, as we are closing the front doors a little early to attend a Litha Celebration.

Courtney’s Basic Medicinal Herbalism class Saturday from 3:00-5:00 is filling up fast, but we still have a few seats left. Please register ASAP if you would like to attend. (Class will carry on after we close the front doors.)

Summer Survival Fundraiser Raffle

Come play in our on-going raffle of ten treasure troves that have a total retail value of over $340!  We’ll draw for three-four items each on the last days of June, July, and August. Each treasure is valued between $40 and $80.

A $5 ticket is an investment in the progressive goods, services and community that you want us to have available here in Greenville all year long – no matter how slow summer business becomes, nor grim things may seem on the news, nor how disenfranchising  current politics becomes, The Sojourner wants to remain that bright lighthouse of welcome into our safe haven, open to everyone with love, acceptance and support.

Won’t you contribute to that dream?

Individual raffle tickets are $5 each.

SPECIAL! Buy $20 in tickets, and get an EXTRA TICKET FREE, for a total of FIVE chances to win the treasure of your choice.

If your merchandise purchase is over $50, we’ll GIVE you a free ticket!

Not in Greenville? Call us with a Credit Card number at 252-758-7656 and we’ll fill out your tickets for you, and place them lovingly in the jars of your choice while singing your praises and doing a little happy dance around the shop. We will happily ship your prize within the US.

June 30th Raffle Drawings

#1 Money Magick Kit

Includes anointing oil, money draw bath, golden bill talisman, money candle, prosperity spell pendant, bayberry root, pyrite stone, and green cotton bag.
Value: $41.83

#2 Yoga Lover’s Kit

Includes full size yoga mat bag, book, and yoga mat cleansing spray.
Value: $50.29

#3 Full-length Cotton Goddess Cloak with hood

Purple Goddess Cloak $75.00

July 31st Raffle Drawings

#4 Love Magick Kit!

Includes anointing oil, handcrafted poppet, spell pendant, love candle, and rose quartz. Value: $43.00

#5 Relaxation Kit

Includes organic calendula flower soap, anti-stress bath soak, harmony candle, anointing oil, soap sack, worry stone, and lavender room spray.
Value: $40.50

Includes anointing oil, handcrafted poppet, spell pendant, love candle, and rose quartz.
Value: $43.00

#6 and 8 Blue Hand of Hamsa Cloak,

We have two up for raffle, one drawn July and the Other in August!

Includes a full-length hand of hamsa print cloak in blue.
Value: $75

August 31st Raffle Drawings:

#7 Chakra Crystal and Incense Kit

Includes one full set of raw chakra stones, embroidered velvet bag, chakra incense burner, and chakra incense.
Value: $54.50

#9 Celtic Wrap Hoods in Red and Green – TWO CHANCES TO WIN!

We’ll draw twice from this raffle jar for a Green and Red Celtic-Print hood. Twice as many chances to win!
Value: $80 each!

Thank you for all your support!
~Heron Michelle

Summer Class Schedule!

We finally have the 2017 summer class schedule pulled together! The descriptions for each class are listed below. In addition, Jupiter is offering astrological chart readings and root work on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings, and Heron Michelle is also available for appointments on Saturday afternoons. Please call the shop for availability and to schedule time with them.

Keep in mind that many of our classes have a three person pre-paid minimum! If you are interested in a class, please go ahead and pre-register as soon as possible so that we can meet those minimums and make sure that we are able to hold the class.


Basic Medicinal Herbalism with Courtney Varnadoe
June 17, 2017 3:00-5:00pm
Learn the basic techniques of traditional medicinal herbalism! We will cover how to properly use, purchase, and store herbs, and the basic hands-on methods of preparing herbs for at-home use. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Pentacle Approach to Wellness in Troubled Times with Heron Michelle
Friday, June 23, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm, $20
This is an introductory workshop in Modern Witchcraft with practical tips for creating a healthy life of happiness and balance, especially during troubled times. Based on her “Pentacle Approach” to wellness on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, will and Spirit, the workshop will include guided meditation and grounding/energy clearing exercises that are practical and beneficial for everyone, regardless of spiritual path or religion. Includes guided meditations.This event is held after shop hours, please arrive prior to 6:00. Doors close at 6:10. All are welcome; minimum 3, maximum 10 attendees. Registrations must be made in advance.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Basic Spiritual Herbalism with Courtney Varnadoe
June 24, 2017 3:00-5:00pm
Learn the basic techniques and thought behind spiritual work with plants from a spiritual naturalist/pagan perspective. We will cover theory and respect of plants when partnering for spiritual work, and basic methods of work in spiritual practice. We will go through a guided meditation to uncover a plant spirit partner. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Learning the Elder Futhark Runes with Nate Varnadoe
July 8, 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm
Learn the names and meanings of the Old Norse runes, the Elder Futhark, as Nate draws connections and parallels to modern as well as ancient ideas and prominent figures. Huge thundering gods, natural events, and comic book characters (lots of them) can all relate back to the basic symbolism of the Runic Alphabet. After learning the names and meanings of each rune, Nate will cover rune spread creation and symbolism, and interpretation. Practice readings will be demonstrated to build familiarity. $40 per person for the four hour workshop, includes the creation of a practice rune set that you can keep. Must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Angels 101 with Angelica Hollunder
July 15, 2017 11:00-2:00 pm
This class is a basic introduction to working with angelic beings, taught by Angelica Hollunder. $25 per person. Must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


The Home Herbalist’s Basic Apothecary with Courtney Varnadoe
July 15, 2017 3-5pm
Learn which herbs are most commonly used in at-home medicinal practice, how to decipher herb uses from text sources, and how to identify which herbs are the best for your own home apothecary! Create your own basic materia medica with herbal uses and information for use. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Laura Tempest Zakroff Author Event, Part 1
July 17th, 2017 5:00-10:00pm
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
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

Click here for the Facebook event page!

Laura Tempest Zakroff Author Event, Part 2
July 17th, 9pm – 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.
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 http://www.lauratempestzakroff.com)

Click here for the Facebook event page!


The Witch’s Basic Apothecary with Courtney Varnadoe
July 22, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm
What herbs should you use in your spiritual practice? How do you identify the traditional and intuitive uses of herbs for your spiritual work? These are the questions we will answer here and more! Learn commonly used herbs for spiritual work, and how to find information about these plants. Create your own list of herbs suited for your personal practice. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Healing the Chakras with Crystals Workshop with Heron Michelle
July, 29th 2:00-4:00 pm, $20
An introductory workshop discussing the energy body and chakra centers, and their connection between physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health. We’ll demonstrate energy healing techniques with color and crystals to facilitate balance and wellness. Includes a guided meditation for clearing and empowerment. All are welcome; minimum 3, maximum 10 attendees. Please register in advance.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Spiritual Home Protection Workshop with Heron Michelle
Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:00-4:00 pm, $20
Join us for this introductory workshop on spiritual techniques to cleanse and sheild a home of baneful energy and unwanted Spirits; including smudging, shielding and warding with herbs, crystals, candles, spell bottles and other folk techniques. Written instructions included. All are welcome; 3 minimum, 10 maximum attendees. Please register in advance.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Creative Candle Magick Workshop with Heron Michelle
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm
$25, includes materials for a dressed and blessed candle spell.
Candle Magick can be as simple as making a wish over the birthday cake, or as creative and in-depth as your imagination can take you. Explore the many possibilities for the age-old folk magick technique.
All are welcome; 3 minimum, 10 maximum attendees. Please register in advance.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


 

FLASH SALE: All herbs 40% OFF! Bring a jar!

Attention, Sojourners!

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Our shelves are brimming with a colorful, fragrant array of dried plants of all types after our recent restock, and we want the community to benefit from the abundance!

We are have a 40% off FLASH SALE on all of our dried herbs, roots, leaves, flowers, resins, and spices that are sold by the ounce in our bulk jars. This sale lasts through the end of the month of May, so you have until closing on May 31st to take advantage of this sale!

Want to buy herbs, but not sure what to *do* with them when you have them? You’re in luck! Check back later today for a full calendar listing of upcoming classes on herbalism, including basic medicinal herbalism and special topics on the use of herbs! They will last at least a year in an airtight jar out of the sunlight, so there is plenty of time to experiment!

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As always, we highly appreciate if you bring your own containers to take home your herbs! Mason/canning jars are *perfect* for this, as they can be used in a variety of ways even after your herbs are gone, and are cheap, airtight, sterilizable, and last forever and a day if you take care of them! We encourage the use and re-use of containers to cut down on waste for us, and the the waste that harms the environment in general. We will package herbs in any clean, dry container, including but not limited to:

:: Canning/mason jars. (Just had to say it again 😉 )

:: Fancy, witchy, corked glass jars.

:: Recycled food jars (Glass sauce jars are perfect! Baby food jars and spice jars tend to be too small for the full ounce that is our minimum sale, but multiple jars may work!) that have been thoroughly washed and dried. The dishwasher is perfect for sterilizing jars to be recycled!

:: Paper bags that can be sealed in some way (We can seal with tape or staples if you are okay with it.)

:: Tin cans with lids.

:: Ziploc bags.

:: Drawstring muslin/cloth bags.

:: Be creative with your recycling! As long as it is clean and dry, it counts!

As always, if you have any questions pertaining to herbalism or the use of herbs, don’t hestitate to e-mail me at Courtney@thesojo.com, or stop by when I am here in the morning for a chat! ❤ See you soon!

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. ❤