Modern Witchcraft Classes begin registration Dec 5!

Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00-8:00: Join us for a *Free* Information and registration meeting for all seekers interested in studying Witchcraft with The Sojo Circle in 2019. Come ask questions, meet current students and teachers. We’ll provide lots of information!

We call this program Modern Witchcraft 366: The Art, Science and Psychology of Nature-Based Spirituality

This introductory 6 week class is open to adults over the age of 18. Classes are held on Thursday nights 6:00-9:00 pm beginning Jan 3, 2019.

Fees: $90 for 6 classes of the Imbolc session, paid with registration. includes 10% off Sojourner purchases for registered students, including textbooks.

What is Modern Witchcraft?

Modern Witchcraft, as it is taught at The Sojourner, is a path towards Personal Sovereignty based on wisdom, empowerment and responsibility. It stands proudly on the historical and religious foundations of our ancestors; yet, we look to the future and strive to create a healthy way of life in a modern world. We blend scientific knowledge with ancient mysticism to evolve beyond superstition into a spirituality that brings healing, peace, and balance to the seeker. The path of the witch is a dance to the rhythm of nature. This dance transforms and strengthens us, while giving us a framework for processing the lessons of this life with grace. To seek the path of the Witch is to seek enlightenment.

Imbolc Session teaches the foundations of NeoPaganism and Witchcraft: Paradigm, history, thealogy, principles, ethics, sacred poetry, and concepts of the afterlife. We’ll go on meditative journeys and demonstrate basic clearing and protection techniques. Introducing an eclectic form of self-initiatory Modern Witchcraft unique to The Sojourner Tradition. This 6 lesson class culminates in the holiday we call the Grand Sabbat of Imbolc (pronounced Im-molk) on Saturday, February 2. After that ceremony, the class is closed to newcomers for the rest of the year.

What topics will be covered?
The entire course is 48 classes divided by topic into 8 sessions. Each session is named for the solar holiday, or Sabbat, we’ll celebrate on the Saturday night following the session.

  • Imbolc session: The Foundations of Witchcraft. Paradigm, foundations, thealogy, principles, ethics, sacred poetry, afterlife.
  • Ostara session: The Elements of Magick is an introduction to magickal consciousness, energy work, in depth explorations of Spirit as Goddess and God and the four elements of earth, air, fire and water.
  • Beltane session: The Religion of Witchcraft, covers the praxis and outer temple techniques of this religious practice; altars, tools, circle casting, calling quarters, raising and directing energy, consecration.
  • Litha session: The Science of Witchcraft, covers the underlying metaphysical principles of the Universe, Hermetics, laws and mechanics of magick and how they overlap with modern sciences.
  • Lammas session: The Art of Witchcraft, Folk magick, spell crafting techniques; working with color, candle, stone, herb, oils, symbols, amulets, talismans, etc.
  • Mabon session: The Witch as Healer. Energy healing with dowsing, psychic scanning, light, color; medicinal herbalism, etc.
  • Samhain session: The Witch as Diviner. Tarot, Runes, Pendulum, Scrying, Tasseomancy, Natal Astrology, etc.
  • Yule session: The Witch as Shaman, or Walker between the Worlds. Shielding, astral travel, spirit communication, animal and angelic guides, past-life regression, etc.

In 2019, the program will be facilitated by our Dean of the Mystery School, Webweaver, who is a professional educator and incoming High Priestess of The Sojo Circle. Each session will be co-taught by several Coven Members.

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

Requirements to join us:

The Sojo Circle offers equal opportunity membership to any adult over eighteen years of age regardless of race, color, ethnicity, spiritual path, gender, sexual orientation, or intersexes.

  • Adults over the age of 18
  • Open Heart and Open Mind: No prior knowledge or experience are necessary.
  • Remain sober and drug-free when in class and sacred space. This includes any prescription or OTC medication that would make it inadvisable for you to drive yourself home afterwards.
  • Dress-code: In class, casual and comfortable enough to meditate and move freely. All events of The Sojo Circle are held in comfortable clothes or ritual garments unless a specific dress requirement is announced in advance.
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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sales!

Happy Thanksgiving, Sojourners!

Support small business in Uptown Greenville this Friday November 23rd and Saturday November 24th, when everything in the store will be 25% off!

After the feasts are cleared this holiday weekend, join us for some peace and whimsy!  Avoid big crowds and long lines while still enjoying the biggest shopping day of the year! We will be having Black Friday and Small Business Saturday SALES! We’ll also have some incense samples available with purchases, and beautiful gift wrapping!

This includes *all* crystals, CBD oil products, incense, candles, silver jewelry, calendars, books, leather journals, teas and tea supplies, essential oils, herbs, natural soaps, dream catchers, mala beads, stone bracelets, tapestries, sage smudge sticks, tarot decks, pendulums, altar tools, statuary… EVERYTHING but the kitchen sink! (And a few consignment pieces too.)

This is one of our biggest and *only* sales of the year, and will only last these two days! We hope to see you there!

Hours:

Thursday – Thanksgiving day we will be closed!

Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

May all your holidays be brightly blessed,
~The Sojourner Team

Happy Samhain, Closing @ 2:00 Saturday

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Happy Samhain, Sojourners!

Samhain (pronounced Sow-Wen) is the pagan holiday of high-autumn, that is most closely related to Halloween or Dia de los Muertos. It is at this time that we prepare for the coming rest of winter.  We remember our beloved ancestors at a special feast, and release fears and attachments that are holding us back. This way we can keep evolving and improving ourselves. Check out this link more information.

The precise moment of Samhain, according to astrological timing, is when the sun reaches 15 degrees of Scorpio. This year, that date falls on Nov. 7th. However, modern pagans celebrate those energetic tides anywhere from Oct. 31 through the first weeks of November.

So that our staff may celebrate this holiest day of our year, the Sojourner will close at 2:00 tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.) We hope you will understand!

We have much exciting new merchandise in the shop, including new leather journals and a restock of herbs, essential oils and natural soaps this week. Come see us soon!

Samhain Blessings,

~Heron