The Sojo News: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday!

Hello, Sojourners!

It is beginning to feel a lot like the holidays around the shop, as we deck our halls and arbor with gold, red, and classy, traditional cheer that hearkens back to the romantic times of the past.

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Keep in mind that we will be CLOSED Thursday, November 24th, so that we may be home with our families. We wish everyone safe travels, and smooth sailing amongst your kin. As Sojourners, we come in all flavors: Gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, lesbian, black, white, native, asian, latino, pagan, christian, muslim, atheist, buddhist, and all varieties of every type of cultural, racial, gender, and religious rainbow. As a result, our families may not always be that of our birth, which can make these holidays hard; But whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you are, or whatever you choose to believe, know that you have a family of bright, shiny, fabulous, diverse and understanding people within and around you in your community,  and with us, every day. We are grateful that you exist, and thankful for the diversity of our nation and the world around us.

It also only a few days away from the “traditional” start of the holiday shopping season: Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! We will be having sales, a drawing for our GIANT crystal ball, and gift wrapping all weekend. Check out the specifics below!

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BLACK FRIDAY: November 25th

Want the “Black Friday” consumer experience, but without the threat to your livelihood?

  • Grab a coffee from down the street and line up with friendly folks in front of our (beautifully decorated) door on Friday morning. Be one of the FIRST THIRTEEN PEOPLE in the store when we open at 10:00am, and receive a special coupon for 40% off ANY one item with a purchase over $20!
  • 20% off all other merchandise in the store, all day long!
  • Enjoy $1.00 gift wrapping with your purchase!

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We will also be drawing the ticket for our gigantic crystal ball raffle at the close of business that day! Raffle tickets are still five dollars, but if you win that’s roughly 99.4% OFF the $800 retail price tag, which is quite possibly the greatest Black Friday deal of them all.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: November 26th

SHOP SMALL! Diatribe aside, we would really appreciate if you would consider shopping from small, locally owned businesses this year. Uptown in particular has put a lot of effort into revitalizing this area, and new neighbors are moving in regularly!

  • All day long, bring us a receipt from any purchase made that day at our Uptown retail or restaurant neighbors for 30% off any item over $10!
  • 20% off all other merchandise in the store, all day long!
  • Enjoy $1.00 gift wrapping with your purchase!

    We’ll also have some super-special sales on specific items both days that we won’t announce until the day of; You will HAVE to show up to see! A free kitten with every purchase? Will we make it rain incense sticks on the half-hour?! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

As usual, these sales exclude consignment items, as they aren’t ours to discount!

 

We hope to see you this weekend! –❤ C.

The Sojo News: Events at the Sojo this Holiday Season

Hello Sojourners!
We have some new silver and stone jewelry in stock now, including a few new men’s rings. A new order has been placed for herbs and spices, and should be here soon, so consider shopping with us for your Thanksgiving feast needs.  We will be closed Thanksgiving day, but open Black Friday and all weekend to kick off your shopping with sales!

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We have some exciting classes coming up this weekend. Please remember that all of our events are held and scheduled based on your calls to register in advance. We can schedule your session with our intuitive readers and healers, and for classes we need to know that as least three people are coming to hold the class. However, in some cases we max out the seating capacity, and only those who’ve registered in advance are guaranteed a seat. We really hate to turn people away, so please call 252-758-7656 (SOJO) to let us know you can be there, by at least Wednesday before our weekend classes.

Also, save the date! Saturday, Dec. 10th, 5-10 pm. Our annual Yule “Tacky Sweater” Party will be more of an “open-house” where we welcome you to stop in for some warm, mulled cider and refreshments, and sharing in the Holiday cheer at The Sojo while you are down here for the parade.

Held in conjunction with the Greenville Jaycees Christmas parade.
December 10th, 2 pm – 8 pm at the Five Points Plaza.
Annual Parade begins at 5 pm, Food, Music, Crafts, and Fun for Kids and Adults!


carolheadshotReiki 1 Class and Attunement with Angelica
Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:30-6:00. $75
Please Register in advance as space is limited.

What is Reiki? It is a Japanese term, “Rei” meaning spirit and “Ki” meaning energy, which translates into “Spirit Energy,” or the Universal life force.
This Level One Reiki class gives a history of Reiki, describes what Reiki is and how it differs from other healing modalities, the ethics, hand positions and an attunment to the first degree. Level one focuses on physical healing and self-healing. Students at this level are in training to become highly aware of their intuition, instincts and guidance from Spirit.
We will break half-way through the class, so please bring a snack and a drink.

Angelica is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Angels Oracle Card Reader who offers her services through Energy Worx: Energy Balancing and Intuitive Spiritual Mentoring. You may contact her for more information at lighttouchreiki.magickalbits@gmail.com


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Natal Astrology Workshop with Jupiter Melchizedek
Sunday, Nov. 20, 1:30-5:30, $30, open to the public.

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. Charts will be provided. Please register in advance and provide your name, birth date, time and location.  Seating is limited, so register as soon as possible.

From Jupiter: Hi all! I am a self taught astrologer specializing mainly in Hellenistic and Medieval astrology. At this event I will be teaching the basics of chart interpretation, such as how to interpret planets, signs, houses and aspects. I will also be teaching the basics of understanding planetary transits and electional astrology (the art of timing).


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Modern Witchcraft Training Program – Seekers Meeting – Free
December Wednesday, December 7

6 PM – 8 PM

This seeker meeting is for any adults over the age of 18 who are interested in pursuing training in Modern Witchcraft through The Sojourner Tradition of Witchcraft. We invite you to this free and open event to meet us, learn about the program, and receive all the registration materials for the first Session that will meet on 5 Thursday nights from December 29th-Jan. 26th. Registration fees are due at time of enrollment; $90 for the 5 weeks of classes and is non-refundable. Seating is limited and is a first-come-first-serve basis, so please enroll in advance.
Please note that this first session is the ONLY open enrollment time–afterwards, it will be closed to new students for the remainder of the year. After the first 5 classes of the session, there is an individual interview to determine if continued training is in the best interest of the student. Those supported to continue, will be invited to our Imbolc Sabbat celebration on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00, off-site, for the ritual of dedication to that year’s studies and involvement with the coven.
We expect 4 main guidelines of behavior and interaction to be respected while enrolled with us. They will be explained in detail at the meeting:
1) Do not burn the Witch.
2) Do not be the Asshole.
3.) Do not be the Weak Link.
4.) Must be present to win.
We prefer new seekers to be present for both the seeker meeting and every class, as they build upon each other, and we take rule 4 very seriously in considering who we invite to join us for dedication.

What is a “seeker?”

Good question. A seeker is a person pursuing training in Modern Witchcraft, and trying out different traditions, styles, groups, and teachers, before settling on one particular program within which you would “dedicate” to a full year’s training. After dedicating to train within our coven at Imbolc, you are then considered a “dedicant.”

Seekers can be any sex, gender identity, or sexual preference; of any race, from any heritage, creed, nation, anything… However, we will ask that our students be at least 18 years of age (for legal reasons) and physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially stable enough to beneficially use the information and skills that we teach, and able to participate and contribute in a fair and equitable way to the over-all success of our group.

In short, paganism is for everyone. A Witch can look like, be, and come from anywhere, but Modern Witchcraft as a praxis and job-description is a demanding path not suitable for everyone. It’s demands of radical personal sovereignty, self-reliance, sacrifice and responsibility will best serve a relatively small subset of pagans, and that is absolutely OK. You’ll never know if this path is correct for you until you give it a try, and we are here to help you discover the answers to these questions.

So, are you a legal adult with the resources you need to survive, thrive and contribute fairly? Can you manage your life and current responsibilities reasonably well? Do you have the extra time, mobility and energy to commit to this program, including showing up for class, reading the required texts, and working independently on your spiritual practice? Are you ready to level up in your personal empowerment? After that, all you really need is an open and curious mind, and an open heart.

Thank you! See you soon!

~Heron Michelle
High Priestess, The Sojo Circle Coven

 

For more information in advance, visit: http://www.thesojo.com/modern-witchcraft-classes.html

The Sojo News: Upcoming Classes

Hello Sojourners!
We’ve had a very blessed Samhain weekend, and hope you have as well.

Last time I wrote you with a plea for financial help so that we could pay our rent on time and boy, oh boy, did you answer that call! Thank you to all of you beautiful angels who’ve come to shop since then and bought gift certificates, made donations and investments in future events and services here. You are amazing! Miracles happened and the Universe answered the plea through the generous actions of so many of you.

The rent and back utility bills have been paid, as has the payroll, and I’ve just given Courtney the long-awaited green light to place a restocking order for herbs, spices and teas in time for Thanksgiving. Should you have a special request for that special holiday recipe or medicinal preparation, email her at courtney@thesojo.com as soon as possible.

I know that the recent election may have brought distress to some, including me, you can read my blog post here.) It may appear that the outside world is in upheaval right now, which is to be expected during any Whitehouse transition, but inside the Sojourner we still have the same safe haven of acceptance, progressive ideals, and loving support of all our beautiful diversity. As long as we Sojourners stick together, and keep “being the change we wish to see in the world,” all our dreams remain possible. Take heart, dear ones. We are here for you, so make sure to call on us should the need ever arise.
~Heron Michelle

Upcoming Classes and Events

LizMerritHeadshotLiz Merritt, Reiki Master, Witch and Diviner is offering her services at the shop on Friday, November 11, 2016, from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Gain clarity and insights during this transitional time.

$40 half-hour Tarot Card Readings and $75 Hour-long Reiki Energy healing sessions, by appointment: 252-758-7656


1865215E-5452-4951-BDFF-AAF34538718FSpiritual Mediumship Group Demonstration and Reading
Sunday, Nov. 13th, 4:00-5:30 [ONE SEAT AVAILABLE]

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.


carolheadshotReiki 1 Class and Attunement with Angelica
Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:30-6:00. $75
Please Register in advance as space is limited.

What is Reiki? It is a Japanese term, “Rei” meaning spirit and “Ki” meaning energy, which translates into “Spirit Energy,” or the Universal life force.
This Level One Reiki class gives a history of Reiki, describes what Reiki is and how it differs from other healing modalities, the ethics, hand positions and an attunment to the first degree. Level one focuses on physical healing and self-healing. Students at this level are in training to become highly aware of their intuition, instincts and guidance from Spirit.
We will break half-way through the class, so please bring a snack and a drink.

Angelica is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Angels Oracle Card Reader who offers her services through Energy Worx: Energy Balancing and Intuitive Spiritual Mentoring. You may contact her for more information at lighttouchreiki.magickalbits@gmail.com


astrologyworkshop

Natal Astrology Workshop with Jupiter Melchizedek
Sunday, Nov. 20, 1:30-5:30, $30, open to the public.

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. Charts will be provided. Please register in advance and provide your name, birth date, time and location.  Seating is limited, so register as soon as possible.

From Jupiter: Hi all! I am a self taught astrologer specializing mainly in Hellenistic and Medieval astrology. At this event I will be teaching the basics of chart interpretation, such as how to interpret planets, signs, houses and aspects. I will also be teaching the basics of understanding planetary transits and electional astrology (the art of timing).


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Modern Witchcraft Training Program – Seekers Meeting – Free
December Wednesday, December 7

6 PM – 8 PM

All adults over the age of 18 who are interested in pursing training in Modern Witchcraft through The Sojourner Tradition of Witchcraft taught by Heron Michelle and the ministers of The Sojo Circle Coven are invited to the free and open event to meet us, learn about the program, receive all the registration materials for the Imbolc Session that will meet on 6 Thursday nights from December 29th-February 2.

For more information in advance, visit: http://www.thesojo.com/modern-witchcraft-classes.html

The Sojo News: Crystal Ball Raffle to be Drawn on Black Friday

Merry Meet, Sojourners!
Have you yet seen this amazing Crystal Ball we have on raffle at the shop? We borrowed it for a divination class a few weeks ago, and took this picture of it in glorious action. It helped to create a powerful experience for our students, and it could be yours! Each chance to win costs only $5.

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This Leaded Crystal Scrying Sphere is a whopping 278mm diameter, and weighs in at 55 pounds!  It comes with a wooden, rotating stand. This baby once lit a tablecloth on fire with a sunbeam, so be careful where you display it!  We have never seen its like, and we’ve done a lot of looking…

The purpose of this raffle is to help out a Sojourner friend who has fallen on hard times and was looking for a buyer for this Spectacular Oracular device for which he originally paid $1500. Sadly, there aren’t many folks we know who could fairly compensate him at that price outright. BUT TOGETHER, through the generosity of many, we hope to raise enough funds to  make a difference in his life.  Every penny raised will go to our friend…

TO THAT END, I’ve moved the drawing date back to Black Friday, November 25th. Just in time for holiday gift giving.

Again, for every $5 donation, we’ll enter another chance for you to win. You DO NOT have to be present on Black Friday to win. If you can’t get to the shop, call us at 252-758-7656, and we’ll process payment over the phone, and fill out your raffle tickets for you.

During this time of Thanksgiving, we thank you for your generosity and wish you the best of luck in the raffle!

Thanksgiving blessings,
Heron Michelle

 

A Halloween Plea…

Happy Halloween, Sojourners!
 
Many blessings of the witching season to you all! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Witches’ Carnival on Saturday. You looked great, were great fun, brought great food, and were very generous to the Sojo Circle Education fund through your donations and raffle ticket purchases. THANK YOU!

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Witches’ Carnival 2016!

And now a plea for help…
“Charity Fatigue” is a real thing, which is why I am loathe to post this… However, I’ve promised several of our fine customers that I will speak up and ask for help when the need the great. The need has never been greater. We need emergency help this week to pay our November rent.

 
Since Hurricane Matthew blew through, we’ve been operating at a deficit. Meaning, our shoestring budget just couldn’t handle the lull in sales while the students were away and everyone was flooded at home. I’ve invested my last dime, literally, in order to keep the doors open over the last pay-period. The bank has now frozen our credit lines.
 
I know we are all flat-busted-broke from the expense of that disaster and Halloween shenanigans, but the November rent check must be sent today in order to arrive at our Landlord’s by the end of our grace period, and as it stands we are at least $1500 shy of our bare minimum costs to operate this week. We sincerely need your help.
 
Trick or Treat Sale
Our Trick-or-Treat sale is still on-going through Nov. 6 of up to 31% off your whole purchase, and it would be a GREAT time to stock up.
Gift Certificate Investment – Instant 10% Increase!
Purchase some of our slick new gift certificates for the holidays, or future birthdays? If you are unable to make it to the shop, but would like to invest from the comfort of home, we will accept paypal payments at orders@thesojo.com for the amount of your gift certificate, but will gladly add 10% to the amount, as a return of investment. They’ll be prepared and ready for pick up at the shop when you are able to stop by (or we can mail them to you.) Just include your name, address and instructions on the paypal “send money” form.
 
I have faith that with a little help, we can make it through to our lucrative holiday season that begins after Thanksgiving.  As always, thank you for all you do to support our community so that her “clubhouse doors” remain open.
 
Samhain Blessings,
~Heron Michelle

The Sojo News: Past-Life Regression, Witches’ Carnival

Happy Halloween, Sojourners!

TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN SALE
Do you want to play a game?
October 24-November 6
Spend at least $10 for a chance to draw from Lady Sojo’s treat cauldron.
ONE paper has a trick – 1% off your purchase. 🎃
Thirteen papers have a treat – 13% off your purchase! 🎃
And ONE paper is the golden Full Size Candy Bar ticket, worth 31% off your whole purchase! 🎃  Tickets go back into the cauldron so everyone has a chance at the good stuff.

Friday night – Oct. 28, 2016 – Past Life Regression. Join Heron Michelle for a guided meditation for health, balance, relaxation and spiritual exploration. Open to everyone, no experience necessary.  $10 each  Exploring a past life that holds a lesson of importance for you during this lifetime.

Note that the shop will be closed for business Saturday at 2:00 so we can finish decorating for the party, and will not be doing retail business during the party.

Carnival Decorating Crew!  Saturday 10:00-2:00, all hands welcomed to raise the big top!

This 278mm diameter, 55 pound scrying sphere is also on a separate raffle, that will be drawn on "Black Friday." You will not have to be present to win. Each chance to win costs $5 and every dime goes to help a Sojourner friend in need who is trying to re-home this "Spectacular Oracular Vernacular", for which he originally paid $1500. This baby once lit a tablecloth on fire with a sunbeam!

This 278mm diameter, 55 pound scrying sphere is also on a separate raffle, that will be drawn on “Black Friday.” You will not have to be present to win. Each chance to win costs $5 and every dime goes to help a Sojourner friend in need who is trying to re-home this “Spectacular Oracular Vernacular”, for which he originally paid $1500. This baby once lit a tablecloth on fire with a sunbeam!


The Witches’ Carnival: A Halloween Costume Party!
Hosted by The Sojo Circle Coven

Saturday, October 29th from 7:00-12:00 pm
Inviting Costumed Adults over 21, please bring ID.

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Let’s all run off and “Join the Carnival!”

The first 50 people through the door get a “Treat Bag!”  Entry “Fee” is a minimum donation of $5 in Raffle and Game tickets, but the real deal can be had for $20. So bring your cash or credit cards!  Proceeds go to The Sojo Circle Coven’s Education Fund.

5 tix for $5,
15 tix for $10
30 tix for $20!

Music and Dancing!
Intrepid musician Lipbone Redding is our DJ!

Concessions
Contributions of snacks, appetizers and drinks is very welcome! Alcohol is allowed, as this is a “private” party for our Sojourning adults over 21, but it is BYOB–if you plan to drink, please plan to contribute, and have a Designated Driver arranged. We’ll have coolers of ice behind the counter. THANKS!

Fortunes Told! OPEN YOUR INNER EYE!
All night long, spend 5-20 tickets for a visit into our Fortune Telling Booth!

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At 9:45 the show begins! In the center ring, Costume Competitions!
Enter by category. Take your moment in the spotlight to strut your stuff, tell us about your costume and woo the voting crowds. Voting will be done by secret ballot. Extra points for any exhibition or performance aspect to your costume.

Costume Category “Acts!”
Burlesque and Exotic Entertainment!
Shimmy, and shake, glitz and glamour! Sing a little song, do a little dance?

Freakshow!
Bearded Ladies, Tattooed wonders? Two-headed dudes? Siamese twins? Wolfman, Alligator boy? Is it an Alien?

Step Right Up! Side show attractions!
Will there be Juggling, sword swallowing? Feats of strength or valor? Slight of hand?

Menagerie Imaginarium!
Come gawk at animals from all dimensions! Goblins, dancing bears, prancing unicorns? parading elephants? musical monkeys?

Fortune Tellers and Forbidden Magic!
Mystical mind-readers, Card tricks, Smoke and mirrors? Exotic magi from the Orient and beyond? Will there be a lovely assistant sawed in half?

Winners will be announced at 11:00

Raffle items! Drawn at 11:00! MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Gates close at 12:00

STEP RIGHT UP to The Witches’ Carnival!

THIS SATURDAY! Step right UP Ladies and Gents to the greatest Halloween spectacle The Sojo has ever held!

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Music, Dancing, Games, Prizes, Raffles, Fortune telling!

The Witches’ Carnival: A Halloween Costume Party!
Hosted by The Sojo Circle Coven

Saturday, October 29th from 7:00-12:00 pm
Inviting Costumed Adults over 21, please bring ID.
(As in, don’t be that guy that doesn’t even try to play along…booooooring <snore>)

Parking will be at a premium as some of the streets will be blocked off for events in uptown that night, don’t forget to check the parking garage at 4th and Cotanche, and street parking and lots off of Washington street. We recommend carpooling!

Note that the shop will be closed for business Saturday at 2:00 so we can finish decorating for the party, and will not be doing retail business during the party.

TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN SALE
Do you want to play a game?
October 24-November 6
Spend at least $10 for a chance to draw from Lady Sojo’s treat cauldron.
ONE paper has a trick – 1% off your purchase. 🎃
Thirteen papers have a treat – 13% off your purchase! 🎃
And ONE paper is the golden Full Size Candy Bar ticket, worth 31% off your whole purchase! 🎃 

Tickets go back into the cauldron so everyone has a chance at the good stuff.

Let’s all run off and “Join the Carnival!”

The first 50 people through the door get a “Treat Bag!” And we are accepting donated treats, coupons, and promotions from our partners to include in those bags!

This is a “crowd-sourced” event; meaning that we are all in this together to contribute to its success.
Entry “Fee” is a minimum donation of $5 in Raffle and Game tickets, but the real deal can be had for $20. So bring your cash or credit cards!  Pretty please with sugar on top?

Proceeds go to The Sojo Circle Coven’s Education Fund, helping witches get a good education and clergy credentials, so that they can serve our communities responsibly.  We think that is a good cause, and good parties don’t just throw themselves.  We are very grateful for your contributions!

5 tix for $5,
15 tix for $10
30 tix for $20!

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Music and Dancing!
Are y’all ready to shake yo’ tail feather? We have the intrepid musician Lipbone Redding as our DJ! He’s taking requests in advance of the party. There is a comment thread on the event on facebook where you can make requests.

Concessions!
Have you been dying to try that adorably creepy recipe you saw on Pinterest? Now is your chance! If you can contribute a carnival concession or Halloween themed appetizer, snack or beverage, please let us know on the discussion thread on the FB event page. 

Alcohol is allowed, as this is a “private” party for our Sojourning adults over 21, but it is BYOB–if you plan to drink, please plan to contribute, and have a Designated Driver arranged. We’ll have coolers of ice behind the counter. THANKS!

There will at least be “Pumpkin Fluff with Ginger Snaps.” Oh yes…

Fortunes Told! OPEN YOUR INNER EYE!
All night long, spend 5-10 tickets for a visit into our Fortune Telling Booth! There you will receive a brief psychic reading by a talented Witch.  It may be a 3 tarot Card spread, Rune draw, a toss of the Mercury Dimes, or ask questions of the mystical Pendulum!

At 9:45 the show begins! In the center ring, Costume Competitions!
Enter by category. Take your moment in the spotlight to strut your stuff, tell us about your costume and woo the voting crowds. Voting will be done by secret ballot. Extra points for any exhibition or performance aspect to your costume.

Costume Category “Acts!”
Burlesque and Exotic Entertainment!
Shimmy, and shake, glitz and glamour! Sing a little song, do a little dance? What exotic exhibitions will tantalize us?

Freakshow!
Bearded Ladies, Tattooed wonders? Two-headed dudes? Siamese twins? Wolfman, Alligator boy? Is it an Alien? What weird aberrations will astonish us?

Step Right Up! Side show attractions!
Will there be Juggling, sword swallowing? Feats of strength or valor? Slight of hand?

Menagerie Imaginarium!
Come gawk at animals from all dimensions! What fantastic beasts will be tamed in our zoo? Goblins, dancing bears, prancing unicorns? parading elephants? musical monkeys?

Fortune Tellers and Forbidden Magic!
Mystical mind-readers, Card tricks, Smoke and mirrors? Exotic magi from the Orient and beyond? Will there be a lovely assistant sawed in half? There is no telling who will show up to amaze and astound us!

Winners will be announced at 11:00 and receive serious bragging rights and Sojo street cred, and a prize basket with lots of magickal swag, gift certificates, and a psychic reading. We are still taking contributions for those prizes if you’d like to sweeten the pot. Just drop them off by Friday afternoon. Thanks!

Some of our raffle items

Some of our raffle items

Raffle items!
Drawn at 11:00! MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

  • Donations so far are:
  • Seated Odin Statue by Dryad Designs
  • A historic reproduction Aphrodite and Pan statue
  • Original Fire Dancer painting by Heron Michelle
  • A Set of Oujja Board place mats
  • An Owl Feather Quill and a pot of purple Ink, with Hedwig pin and Sirius Black photo frame: Official memorabilia from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.
  • Set of 7 Original US edition Harry Potter books in hardback
  • A Fan basket of Lipbone Redding CD and SWAG
  • Smudging kit with Sage Bundle, turkey feather and abalone shell
  • Eight Sabbats Incense kit with charcoal, metal tongs and spoon, sand, and Sojo Blend incense for all 8 Witches’ Sabbats.
  • Original Goddess painting by Brendan Loucks


Want to get in on the act?
We’ll promote any business who donates items or services to our prizes and raffle. There are sign-up lists and discussions on the FB event.

Calling all Carnies!
Care to organize a fun game or spectacle to enjoy at the party? We need carnies to organize and run games: A ring toss, rubber-band target-shooting game? Let’s get creative! If you’ve got the idea, we probably have the stuff to pull it off. We have prizes! GO!

Carnival Decorating Crew!  Saturday 10:00-2:00, all hands welcomed to raise the big top!
Got a flare for spooky Halloween spectacle? Want to turn our hallway to the restroom into a haunted fun-house? I’m looking to delegate the decorating of that space to just the right crew of twisted Sojourners. Are you game? You can take all week during business hours to trick out the hallway.

 

This 278mm diameter, 55 pound scrying sphere is also on a separate raffle, that will be drawn on "Black Friday." You will not have to be present to win. Each chance to win costs $5 and every dime goes to help a Sojourner friend in need who is trying to re-home this "Spectacular Oracular Vernacular", for which he originally paid $1500. This baby once lit a tablecloth on fire with a sunbeam!

This 278mm diameter, 55 pound scrying sphere is also on a separate raffle, that will be drawn on “Black Friday.” You will not have to be present to win. Each chance to win costs $5 and every dime goes to help a Sojourner friend in need who is trying to re-home this “Spectacular Oracular Vernacular”, for which he originally paid $1500. This baby once lit a tablecloth on fire with a sunbeam!

 

See you there!

~Heron, Ring Mistress

Heron, Ring Mistress

Heron, Ring Mistress

The Sojo News: Tarot TONIGHT! New Merch! Witches’ Carnival in 8 days!

Hello Sojourners,
Tonight at the shop, from 6:00-9:00 Liz Merritt is in the shop offering Tarot card readings for $40. If you had to miss out on the Psychic fair fun last weekend, now’s your chance to gain some insights with a skilled intuitive reader. Call for an appointment or walk-in!


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New merchandise:

  • Sage smudge bundles out the wazoo, many varieties, sizes and blends
  • The entire line of Motor City HooDoo Spell Candles
  • Restock of Sun’s Eye Pure Oils
  • Restock of all-natural, locally-made, therapeutic soaps, plus a whole new display of dragon’s blood soap.
  • Many new ceremonial knives, athame and bolines
  • New altar cloths and pendulum mats
  • Restock of 7-day jarred intention candles
  • Shoyeido Japanese Incense sticks and gift sets

Come one, come all!🎪 In a mere 8 DAYS we will be debuting the spectacle of the season: The Witches’ Carnival! Is your costume ready yet? We invite the dazzling and the damned, the grotesque and the glorious, the furry and the fantastic to participate in our sideshow costume competition! There’s a category for everyone; “Burlesque and Exotic Attractions” for the sensual and alluring; “Freakshow” for the amazingly obscene; “Side Show Curiosities” for fantastic faire folks; “Menagerie Imaginarium” for magnificent beasts; and “Fortune Tellers and Forbidden Magic” for the mystical among us. Prizes! Bragging Rights! Admission is only $5 for the night! See you there!

The first 50 souls in the door gets a trick or treat bag filled with all sorts of goodies. We are still looking for the brave and the generous for volunteering/donating. It takes all sorts of work to put up the Big Top, community involvement is encouraged!  We need prizes for the costume contest winners, food, and a special decorating project for those who are creatively inclined. Please call the shop if you have any of these to give!

 

 

The Sojo News: THIS WEEKEND Psychic Reading and Healing Fair

Hello Sojourners!
We dearly hope that you have all come safely through the storms of Hurricane Matthew, and are safe from the on-going flooding. If you work magick and can join me in an on-going spell of protection, click over to my Witch on Fire blog for instructions: Gods Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise: A Spell Against Flood Damage.

The shop in Greenville is safe and dry, and we are proceeding with the Psychic Reading and Healing fair this weekend, but sadly, due to all the uncertainty of the storm, we have very few appointments made so far. <<sad face>>

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, if you are able to safely attend one of our special events this weekend, grab a few friends and come enjoy! We need to HEAR FROM YOU if you plan to attend the Pendulum class or Tea-leaf reading party, or would like a private reading or healing session with one of our talented providers. We may trim down the schedule based on response, so call 252-758-7656 ASAP.

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All weekend the shop will host a variety of Psychics, Diviners, Healers and Spiritual Advisers in the shop ready to see clients.
Friday night 5:00-9:00
Saturday 11:00-9:00
Sunday 1:30-5:30.
$40/half hour and $75/hour. Schedule a private appointment!


 Or here is the DEAL:
Buy a “Sampler Ticket” for $60. This redeems for two sessions:
  • a 30 minute session with the Reiki Energy healer of your choice
  • and 30 minute session with the Psychic of your choice
  • OR you Redeem one of your may attend an hour long Pendulum Reading class, or a Tea-leaf reading party.
Appointments will be scheduled throughout the weekend, and we’ll fill in walk-ins as we are able. Book your appointment early!
Schedule:
Friday 5:00-9:00
Heron Michelle – Tarot Card Readings
Real World Reiki – Energy Healing Services
Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry

Saturday
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Pendulum Divination Class and Readings: $30, Seats 10, Learn how to do simple divination to receive answers with a pendulum and receive private interpretations with Webweaver.
11:00-2:00 Echelon Spiritual Services – Reiki/Crystal Healing, and Psychic Readings 2:30-5:30 Liz Merritt – Tarot Card Reading and Reiki Energy Healing
1:00-5:00 Jupiter Melchizedek – Natal Astrology

6:00-9:00 Energy Worx – Angel Oracle Card Readings and Reiki Energy Healing
Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry
6:00-7:00 pm, and 8:00-9:00 pm: Tea-Leaf Reading Parties
Enjoy a cup of tea in spooky Victorian fashion, learn about tasseomancy, and receive private interpretations by Courtney Varnadoe. �

Sunday 1:30-5:30
Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry
Aileen Peterson – Kundalini Reiki, Sound healing, Crystal Healing

Professional Bios and Descriptions:
Aileen Peterson – Kundalini Reiki, Sound healing, Crystal Healing –
“Aileen ‘Wren’ Peterson, LMBT and Head Priestess Midwyf-Healer of Brighid’s Hearth Church: Temple of Spiritual Healing & Shamanic Birthwork is offering Kundalini Reiki and Intuitive Healing sessions. Kundalini Reiki can be used to heal karmic bonds between people and places, situational or quality traits (like ‘anger’), emotional blockages and traumas (including birth), DNA, blockages from past lives, wellness/healing, and chakra balancing. Intuitive Healing Sessions combine shamanic healing techniques with energy work like Reiki, crystals, healing touch, and sound therapy and is done intuitively for each individual client.”
 
Angelica – Angel Oracle Card Readings and Reiki Energy Healing
“Angelica is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Witch, Water Priestess within The Sojo Circle, Shaman, and certified Angel Oracle Card Reader who offers her services through Energy Worx: Energy Balancing and Intuitive Spiritual Mentoring.”
Contact: lighttouchreiki.magickalbits@gmail.com”
Heron Michelle – Tarot Card Readings –
“Heron” Michelle Jenkins is the current High Priestess of The Sojo Circle coven, modern witch and owner of The Sojourner. Heron writes a blog on her practice caclled ‘Witch on Fire’ at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/WitchonFire. She will be offering 10 card Tarot Readings using the Thoth Deck. Sessions last 30 minutes.”
Contact: michelle@thesojo.com
 

Liz Merritt – Tarot Card Reading and Reiki Energy Healing –
Liz is a trained witch working, wandering and inhabiting Eastern NC. By day she makes pottery, works at the illustrious metaphysical bookshop: The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions, and teaches locals the mysteries of clay. She’s studied her brand of Tarot Card reading for 5+ years and has been practicing witchcraft officially for 3 years. This past December (2015) she became a Reiki Master-Teacher and has enjoyed using these talents  for the betterment of her community. ”
Contact: Liz@thesojo.com

Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry
“Edward Zula has been providing private readings, clarity, and comfort to his Los Angeles clients for more than thirty years. He uses psychometry (reading energy from objects and photos), clairsentience, and spirit communication to help clients with questions about relationships, career, important life decisions, and help resolve grief and loss. In his readings he uses cards, a pendulum, meditation, and any sentimental or meaningful objects the client wishes to share. He explains that he does not “see” spirits standing over anyone’s shoulder as a traditional medium might, but rather feels their presence, often hears them, and gets a sense of their physical appearance with his eyes closed.” Contact: 252-542-8865
Jupiter Melchizedek – Astrology Natal Chart readings –
“Jupiter is a trained witch and neophyte within the Sojo Circle, with a decade of experience in preparing natal charts and the study of Astrology and other esoteric disciplines.” In order to do your reading, please make an appointment in advance, and provide your birth date, time and location.
Courtney Varnadoe – Tea Leaf Reading Party
“Courtney is the Apothecary Manager of the Sojourner, Herbalist and Class Instructor specializing in uses and preparations of herbs and teas for medicinal and spiritual purposes, as well as bath and body care products, home cleaning products, etc. Courtney is a gifted diviner with a talent for oracular trance, scrying and tasseomancy.”
Contact: Courtney@thesojo.com
Webweaver – Pendulum Divination Class and Readings
“Webweaver is a professional educator, Witch and current Minister of Air within The Sojo Circle Coven. She is offering a short class on the use of a pendulum for divination, to answer questions. She will also provide short private interpretations to attendees. This event is 1 hour, $30.”
Jessica Gammell-Bennett – Real World Reiki Healing – Energy Healing sessions
Reiki, Archangelic Light, Alchemy Energetics, Crystal Therapy, Aromatherapy.
“Jess is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Archangelic Light Master/Teacher, Alchemy Energetics practitioner with a background as a professional educator and a victim/witness specialist with the US Attorney’s Office, with experience in the treatment of those with PTSD.”
Contact: 252-916-8925, jess@realworldreiki.com
Preston Craddock – Echelon Spiritual Services – Reiki Energy, Crystal Healing, and Psychic Readings

“Preston is a Witch, current High Priest of The Sojo Circle Coven, fourth level graduate within The Temple of Witchcraft and a Reiki Master. He offers an integrative approach to energy healing, utilizing Reiki and crystals for chakra balancing and clearing. He also offers a unique system of symbol divination for insights into questions and concerns.”

Hurricane Matthew

Hello Sojourners!

We’ve been monitoring the weather closely and have decided to close at 3 pm today, October 8th. We will also be closed all day tomorrow, October 9th. Please stay tuned for news about this coming monday, but if Pitt County Schools close, then we will as well.

Hurricane safety is no joke, and we would like everyone to weather the storm out as safely as they can! We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events: The Psychic Reading and Healing Fair, and our Witches Carnival!

– Liz