Happy Holidays, Sojourners! Palms, Gifts, Parades!

Happy Holidays, Sojourners!

There are many exciting events in Uptown this season, and we will remain open until 8:00 on Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas so that you can step in to visit, shop and let us wrap your gifts.

Hand-blended by Heron, a loose incense of cedar, juniper, cinnamon, clove, and frankincense, to bless and purify your homes, and fill them with the scents of the winter season. Great for Yule Logs, too!

Tarot and Palm Readings

Saturday from 12:00-8:00 Brandon is back in the shop taking walk-ins for Palm Readings for $25.
Thursdays from 12:00-5:00 Heron is available by appointment for Tarot Card Readings $40 (half hour) and Reiki Energy Healing Sessions with Crystals, for $75 (1 hour)

Public Restroom Available with Diaper Changing Table

Whenever you are in Uptown for the Parade or other street events, remember that we have a public restroom that you are welcome to use; don’t feel like you have to purchase anything. Come in for a dose of peace, delightful fragrances and interesting conversation – free of charge!

Loyalty Club Gift Drawings!

Loyalty Club Gift Drawings every day until Christmas!

Did you know that every time you use a full loyalty card during the year, we collect them in a big cauldron? When we get to December we hold a drawing with these cards (every one with a name and phone number!) every day through Christmas eve. Each day someone lucky gets a bag *full* of Sojo goodies with a retail vaue that starts at $30 and goes up from there! There’s sill time to use your cards and get them into the cauldron!

Gift Ideas! Stone Mala Bracelets with Information Card

Beautiful, authentic gemstone bracelets like these (packed with an illustrated information card, in a snazzy black box with a metallic bow band) could be ready for gifting starting at $7.49 plus $1.50 gift wrap charge.

New Merchandise!

New statuary is in now in stock, including Egyptian, Norse, and Celtic deities and SO MUCH SILVER JEWELRY!  We’ve just placed orders for more tarot and oracle cards, HooDoo spiritual supplies, restocks of intention candles and oils, pewter pendants and rings, tapestries and table cloths, many new altar tools, and two new lines of all-natural incense. A happy stocking is filled with magick from the Sojourner!

TONIGHT!  Greenville Gives at 5-points plaza; The Sojourner will be open until 8:00!

Kick off the holidays at the annual tree lighting and donation collection to benefit those in need in the Greenville area! Enjoy crafts, free treats, horse-drawn carriage rides, community performances, and a holiday market. Listen along as Mayor Connelly reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and see everyone’s favorite special guests, Mr & Mrs. Claus!

When: Friday! December 7th
Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Where: Five Points Plaza

More information

Saturday! ANNUAL GREENVILLE HOLIDAY PARADE

Get in the holiday spirit at the 2018 Greenville Holiday Parade! Watch numerous Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, several high school bands as well as local groups merchants march through Uptown Greenville. This years theme is Elves on Evans!

Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Evans Street, Uptown Greenville

More Information

Jonathan Stivers Bowling’s Pan sculpture is all dolled up as our Winter King! Please vote for us in the store front competition!

STOREFRONT DECORATING COMPETITION

The theme of this year’s contest is “Bright Lights, City Nights.”  The Sojourner is competing for this year’s prize. Have you seen our jaunty Pan, King of the Winter Solstice and our decorated arbor and windows? Please vote for the Sojourner!
May all your holidays be Merry and Bright!
~Heron, Courtney and Jupiter
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Modern Witchcraft Class Registration NOW OPEN: Info Meeting TONIGHT!

Registration is NOW OPEN! We have limited seating, and so will accept new students on a first-paid/first serve basis. If you can’t make it tonight, stop on by during business hours and pick up your registration materials.

Meeting Tonight!

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. Sojo Circle offers equal opportunity membership to any adult, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, spiritual path, gender, sexual orientation, or intersexes. No prior knowledge or experience are necessary.

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.

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

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.

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

Aura Photography, Numerology and Reiki Instruction this Weekend!

THIS Weekend!
Aura Photography, Numerology, and Reiki Instruction with Howard Minton

Howard Minton, Reiki Master and Intuitive, will be visiting us from the UK. Please Call 252-758-7656 to book your appointment for Saturday! We need you to register for your seat in the Reiki workshop by Wednesday this week so that enough materials may be prepared in advance.

  • Aura and Numerology Readings on Saturday 27th of October, 10am – 6pm
  • Reiki Level One Workshop on Sunday, 28th of October, 10 am – 6 pm

His Website: www.aurastars.com

Held at The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions,
414 Evans St, Greenville, NC 27858

Aura Reading $60

Receive an extraordinary & beautiful full-colour Aura Photo which reveals information about how you are functioning in your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional life. It simply aids self-awareness & gives a deeper insight into yourself. Everything from physical health to mental, emotional and spiritual states show throughout the colours of the aura.

** Price includes colour photo, 2 page printed explanation & channeled message.

Soul Contract Numerology Reading $60

Would you like to be empowered by having an accurate, in depth, channeled spiritual numerology reading that will empower you by decoding the secrets of the blueprint of your life that are hidden within your birth name?
Would you like to understand & work through your challenges?
Express your strengths?
Manifest your dreams?
Connect with your life purpose?
** Price includes a 30 minute Soul Contract Reading.

Usui Reiki First Degree Training

Sunday, October 28th, 10 am – 6 pm

$140, Call 252-758-7656 to register in advance. Seating is limited.

Join Howard on this very special & sacred day as he teaches this First Degree Level of Usui Reiki healer training. Reiki is a very powerful form of healing that helps promote physical, mental, emotional & spiritual healing & well-being. This accelerates & supports your own personal & spiritual development. Reiki healing is extremely useful healing tool that aids & promotes the healing of a great many health problems & conditions.

The Reiki First Degree teaches you how to self-heal as well as how to help heal your family, friends, animals & even plants.
The course is held over one day & includes the following :

  • History & Origins of Reiki , Reiki Attunements
  • Self-healing & how to give full body Reiki treatments to others
  • The many & varied uses of Reiki Chakras & Colors
  • Energy field protection & much more!
  • Relaxing guided meditations are also included allowing you to fully relax & integrate the wonderful Reiki healing energy throughout the day.

On completion of this Reiki First Degree course, you will receive a beautiful & personalized certificate to commemorate your achievement.

This course is suitable for beginners & no previous Reiki experience is necessary to attend this course. This full day course costs $140

Howard Minton Short Bio:

Howard has been a qualified UK pharmacist for over forty years. He opened his first metaphysical centre in October 1997 & his second in Spain in 2007. Howard has practised aura photography in his spiritual practices since 1997. Over the last ten years he has attended a great number of mind, body, spirit exhibitions , psychic fairs & metaphysical centres in the UK, Europe & the US facilitating aura photography, Soul Contract Numerology readings, Reiki teaching & healing & channeling messages.

His Winaura aura photographic system produces a beautiful color photograph of the clients’ aura as well as a two-page explanatory report. Howard gives his own in-depth interpretation of the aura photo & channels a beautiful deeply inspirational & uplifting message for the client. Howard also practices Soul Contract Numerology Readings, which is based on the clients’ birth certificate name. Howard is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher & Healer. He is also certificated in Angelic Reiki, Hopi Ear Candling & Indian Head Massage.

Today! Psychic Fair 10:00-8:00

TODAY! The Sojourner’s Psychic Fair!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 10 am – 8 pm

October kicks off our Witching season, when the veil between worlds thins, and we are better able to peer beyond the physical world to gain spiritual insights about the past, present and future. Divination could be considered an interactive conversation with your higher self, or that part of you that is interconnected to Spirit.

Join us at The Sojourner today for mysticism, insight, and fortunes told at  our Psychic Fair! All day long we will have readers offering insights with…

READING AVAILABILITY TIMES:
Tarot: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Astrology: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Runes: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Palmistry: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Oracle Cards: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tea Leaf Readings: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Walk-ins only for this event! First come first serve, though we will have a wait-list on the day of if we have a lot of traffic. More readers could be added before Saturday, so keep an eye out for more information!

  • 1 Card or Rune advice of the day $5
  • 3 Card or Rune – $15
  • Palmistry – 1 question $5, Full palm $15
  • Half hour sessions $40
  • Full hour sessions $70

Astrology sessions require that you know the exact time, place and date of your birth, and take a full hour.

While in the shop, check out our divination tools and books. We have a wide variety of Tarot and Oracle decks, sets of Runes, Pendulums, and many books to support your own psychic abilities. Staff available all day to answer questions on our merchandise. We’ll have sales specials!

All funds raised through this event benefit the operations of The Sojo Circle Coven of Modern Witchcraft based in Greenville, NC.  Our seeker classes begin new registrations in December 2018. We’d be happy to answer questions that day as well.

See you there!

Sigil Witchery Workshop with Laura Tempest Zakroff on Thursday!

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 4th, The Sojourner welcomes Llewellyn author of 4 books on Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Laura Tempest Zakroff!

We still have a few spaces available for the Sigil Witchery workshop, but they are filling up fast, so please call 252-758-SOJO (7656) to register for your seat, ASAP.

Tempest’s musical partner Nathaniel Johnstone will serenade us during her free book signing that begins at 4:00 pm. We will have her books, Sigil Witchery and The Witch’s Cauldron, available for sale. Her artwork will also be available for purchase.

The workshop will follow from 6:00-8:00; during which the shop doors will be closed for this private event.

The Art of Sigil Witchery: Workshop, $30

Sigils are magical symbols that are designed to influence ourselves and the world around us. Explore a fresh, innovative and intuitive approach to crafting your own designs. Tracing through history, art, and culture, we’ll look at the basic elements that make up all symbols, consider meanings, and see how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice. Bring a writing implement and notebook.

About the Author:

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, and designer. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School 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. 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, Ltd.

She has two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide: The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels (May 2017) and Sigil Witchery: A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols (January 2018) with two more on the way – The Witch’s Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey – November 2018) and Weave The Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft (January 2019). Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats.

Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com

The Sojourner’s Psychic Fair October 13th

The Sojourner’s Psychic Fair!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 10 am – 8 pm

October kicks off our Witching season, when the veil between worlds thins, and we are better able to peer beyond the physical world to gain spiritual insights about the past, present and future. Divination could be considered an interactive conversation with your higher self, or that part of you that is interconnected to Spirit.

Join us at The Sojourner for a day filled with mysticism, insight, and fortunes told at  our Psychic Fair! All day long we will have readers offering insights with…

  • Tarot card readings with Heron Michelle
  • Tea leaf reading parties with Courtney Varnadoe
  • Astrology readings with Jupiter Melchizedek
  • Norse Rune readings
  • Palmistry, pendulum and more!

Walk-ins welcome, or call to book your private appointment at 252-758-7656 (SOJO)

Readings will start at $5 and go up from there depending on length of time and type of reading! Half hour sessions $40, Full hour sessions $70

Astrology sessions require that you know the exact time, place and date of your birth, and take a full hour.

While in the shop, check out our divination tools and books. We have a wide variety of Tarot and Oracle decks, sets of Runes, Pendulums, and many books to support your own psychic abilities. Staff available all day to answer questions on our merchandise. We’ll have sales specials!

All funds raised through this event benefit the operations of The Sojo Circle Coven of Modern Witchcraft based in Greenville, NC.  Our seeker classes begin new registrations in December 2018. We’d be happy to answer questions that day as well.

See you there!

Sojo Vends at the Profound Sound Festival in Tarboro, Oct. 19-21

Profound Sound Festival and Retreat

The Sojourner will be vending at this excellent event! Join us there. See ticket links and discount codes below.

Buy Ticket at this sales page . Discount Code 090318 for a 10% discount through September.
Saint Anne’s Web site- stanneschapel.com
FaceBook Event page Profound Sound Festival/Retreat.

Enjoy relaxing, stress-reducing sensory experiences Oct. 19-21, 2018 during the Profound Sound Festival/Retreat at Saint Anne’s Chapel in Tarboro.

You will enjoy the charismatic Pranavam Das (Lipbone Redding) as he brings his musical talents to the creation of “Sonic Prana.” In the physical body, prana is the vital breath that sustains life and manifests as thought, bodily function, and physical action. In the cosmos, prana is the sum total of all primal energy that manifests as motion, gravitation, magnetism, etc. Redding, a North Carolina native, is an accomplished musician, recording artist and entertainer. He tours the country blessing audiences with vocal and musical skills.

Festival participants will also enjoy the bucolic setting of Saint Anne’s Chapel, nestled away in a quiet grove, far from the distractions of our daily lives. Music will also be provided by the stars of Saint Anne’s sacred music: John Westmoreland, Gabriel Pelli, Will Ridenour, Raven Wolf, Daran Wallman, Greg Whitt and more. There will be sound baths, drum circles, kirtan, Native American flute, sonic prana, singing bowls, didgeridoos, chanting, breathwork, tuning forks, ecstatic dance and more cowbell!

There will also be energy healers of many different modalities available for one on one sessions, artist of esoteric art, vendors of alternative wares and workshops on many areas of healing, sound and sustainability. We will be offering Yoga, Tai Chi, Poi, juggling and a ongoing meditation space to help quiet the mind.

While at the event you can bathe in the woods while walking the nature trail or the labyrinth. Overnight tent camping is available and a bonfire on Friday and Saturday night. Food trucks with emphasis on vegetarian and vegan food.

Built in 1920 as an Episcopal mission church, Saint Anne’s today serves as a beacon of community and connection. No longer host to weekly services, the Chapel is available for rental throughout the year. The Chapel has been the venue of choice for countless weddings, parties, reunions, and retreats.

Nestled in Tarboro, North Carolina, Saint Anne’s is an hour east of Raleigh and 35 minutes north of Greenville. Situated half-way between the beach and the Triangle, Saint Anne’s is the perfect location for your special event!

Go to website www.stanneschapel.com and click on Profound Sound Festival.

No Pets Please. Bring a yoga mat and a folding lawn chair.

Interested in vending? Message them!

See you there,

~The Sojourner