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. ❤

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!


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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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