Monthly Intuitive Development Circles with Elizabeth Foley begin August 3rd

Monthly Intuitive Development Circle (1-3pm) $25 (first Saturday of each month) Beginning August 3, 2019
With Elizabeth Foley PH.D.
Call the Sojourner to Register in Advance. 252-758-7656

This development circle will meet once a month, first Saturday of the month from 1-3 pm. This circle is geared to those who are still in the beginning stages of exploring their abilities. During this monthly development circle, you will have the opportunity to awaken and develop your own intuitive abilities, have some fun and practice conducting readings. Your inner guidance and intuition can take on many different forms such as images, visual impressions or mental pictures, a knowingness, gut feelings or hearing your own inner voice.

Bio: Elizabeth J. Foley, Ph.D., is an international Spiritual Intuitive, Spiritual Advisor and Teacher, Angelologist, and Author. Elizabeth is an Ordained Minister in the Order of Melchizedek, and holds Master Degrees in Counseling and Public Health from Boston University, and completed her doctoral program in Metaphysics at the American Institute of Holistic Theology in 2014.

Elizabeth presented at the 2005 Berkshire Paranormal Conference in North Adams, MA and has appeared on various radio and television shows. Elizabeth conducts private reading sessions and facilitates unique spiritual and psychic development workshops throughout the US and Canada. She now makes her home in Morrisville, NC.

Haitian Vodou Workshops with Auset Ashay’t

Hiya Sojourners!

We now have two opportunities to take the Ancestral Veneration Workshop with Auset Ashay’t (AKA Octavia DaBoss!) July 20 and 27th! This is a prerequisite class for her upcoming Intro to Haitian Vodou course beginning August 10th. (See below for details.)

Ancestral Veneration Workshop and Ritual

with Haitian Vodoun Priestess, Auset Ashay’t!
Saturday, July 20, 2019
3:00-5:00
Cost: $30
Limit 13, so please register in advance to reserve your seat, by calling The Sojourner at 252-758-7656.

In this class we will discuss:
* Who are the “Ancestors” and their role.
* Ancestral altar set-up.
* Offerings.
* How to properly summon them.
* Ancestral healing ritual.
* Ancestral elevation ritual.

Intro to Haitian Vodou Course: #1, Papa Legba

Saturday, August 10th, 2019
4:00-5:30 pm
Cost: $31
Limit 13, so please register in advance to reserve your seat, by calling The Sojourner at 252-758-7656.

Prerequisite: Must have previously taken Ancestral Veneration Workshop and Ritual: Two chances on July 20 and 27th. See separate events for details.

In this class we will discuss:
Papa Legba is the Lwa of the Crossroads. Learn to truths from the myths of Papa Legba.
* Learn how to properly give Honor and Respect to Papa.
* Learn how to get more opportunities in Life.
* Learn how to put closure to situations.

Bio:
Greetings with rays of light & love! I’m Auset Ahmosé Ashay’t (Ah-shay-eet) also known as Octavia DaBoss. Mother of two daughters and also a grandmother. I’ve been studying different magic systems and root working for over 25yrs. Through the years I’ve received initiations as High Priestess in Kemet and Luciferian. Priestess in Haitian Vodoun and Egüngün.

Water Witchcraft with Annwyn Avalon this Saturday!

This Saturday, we welcome our friend Annwyn Avalon back to Eastern North Carolina for a workshop, ritual and book signing.

Celtic Water Magic: Honoring Sacred Water and the Goddess Sulis

held at The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions
414 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 278858
Please stop by or call 252-758-7656 to register
Seating is limited.

Saturday, July 13th. $30

1:00-3:00 Class
3:00-3:30 – Break
3:30-5:00 Ritual
5:00-6:00 Chat and book signing

Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition (Weiser 2019)

We’ll have copies of her book available for purchase at the event.

Workshop Description:

Water is sacred; it holds within it the magic of transformation and is needed to create and sustain life. This class will take an in-depth look at how our European ancestors held water as sacred. We will dive deep into the lore and magic of the Celts and their ancestors. We will discuss a variety of different types of water bodies from the Sea and Rivers to Bogs and Lakes. Why did the Celts honor these bodies of water? Why did they find them sacred? How did these beliefs influence the practice of their descendants? We will also discuss the spirits that dwell within the water such as Lake Ladies, Water Fae and Water Gods and Goddess associated with the sacred lands of the Celts.

Following the class, we will dive deep into the realms of Thermal Springs as we discuss Sulis Minerva the Solar Goddess of the Thermal Springs in Bath UK, known for Healing. We will then connect with her sacred waters in a hands-on healing ritual connecting with sacred water, and the Goddess Sulis.

Annwyn’s Bio:

Annwyn Avalon is an initiated Priestess and Witch who’s path focuses on Water and serving the Spirits and Gods/ess that dwell within. Her focus is on Sacred Wells, Rivers and Lakes but she enjoys time at the Sea Shore as well. She expresses her path through witchcraft, watercolor painting and sacred movement which focuses on devotional and theatrical water-themed Belly dance pieces. She is the founder and teacher of Triskele Rose Witchcraft, the 9 month Water Magic Course and is also the author of the book “Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition”. (Weiser 2019)

www.WaterWitchcraft.com

Sojo Closing @ 4:00 Friday Afternoon, and Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, Sojourners!

The Sojourner will be closing this afternoon, Friday, May 24 at 4:00 for some needed maintenance work. However, we’ll be open Saturday and Sunday as normal from 10:00-6:00 with Palmistry available Saturday and Tarot Readings available on Sunday.

Sojourner WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY in observance of Memorial day.

CBD products are now restocked, including a new CBD nighttime blend, with herbal extracts and melatonin for a restful night’s sleep. 

We now have varieties of tiny stone chips in cute metal tins, by 2 and 3 ounce quantities: Iron Pyrite, Peacock Ore, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Rainbow Moonstone, Green Aventurine, Peridot, and Amethyst. Prices vary.

Enjoy Nature 100% Natural Outdoor Mosquito Sticks work amazingly well, and are now restocked. $6 per box of 10 sticks that each burn about an hour and a half.

Windchimes by Jacob’s Chimes also in stock now, in plant stakes, car charms, mini chimes, and regular size. Each chime has a small silhouette design attached: Fairy, frog, heart, angel, hummingbird, owl, and more. All made in the US.

Thanks!

~Heron Michelle

The Sojo News! Ancestral Veneration, and Shamanic Sundays!

Happy Spring, Sojourners!

Exciting events are afoot at the Sojourner this season. This Saturday, April 27th,  join Auset Ashay’t for her Ancestral Veneration workshop. See the information below, and call to register in advance, as space is filling up!  Then, remember that we are now open 10-6:00  on Sundays. Join Julie Anne for a Shamanic Sunday drum circle at 10:30 am.

Julie Anne is also available to see clients for Intuitive Healings and Readings on Wednesdays from 12:30-3:30. Email her at julieanne@thesojo.com.

Jupiter is available for Astrology Readings by appointment. Email him at jupiter@thesojo.com to arrange a time.

Brandon will be at the shop most Saturdays offering palm readings (Excluding May 4th).  You may also contact him with any questions BrandonLoucksPalmistry@thesojo.com.

Stone Selections

We have so much beautiful new merchandise that we’ve had to expand and change our displays. The Apothecary is expanding, as will our stone selections. We ask that as you select from our tumbled and raw stones, that you tear off, and bring to the register one of the printed SKU tags that you’ll find clipped to the bin (see photo above.) This will help with an accurate and quick check out! We also have small shopping baskets available for carrying your selections while browsing.

Ancestral Veneration Workshop and Ritual
with Haitian Vodoun Priestess, Auset Ashay’t!

Saturday April 27, 2019
2:00-5:00
Cost: $30
Limit 13, so please register in advance to reserve your seat, by calling The Sojourner at 252-758-7656.

In this class we will discuss:
* Who are the “Ancestors” and their role.
* Ancestral altar set-up.
* Offerings.
* How to properly summon them.
* Ancestral healing ritual.
* Ancestral elevation ritual.

Here’s a li’l info about me:
Greetings with rays of light & love! I’m Auset Ahmosé Ashay’t (Ah-shay-eet) also known as Octavia DaBoss. Mother of two daughters and also a grandmother. I’ve been studying different magic systems and root working for over 25yrs. Through the years I’ve received initiations as High Priestess in Kemet and Luciferian. Priestess in Haitian Vodoun and Egüngün.

Find Auset on Facebook: Eye Am Earth LLC

Thanks!
The Sojourner

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

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

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 Healing Fair!

Saturday, September 8th! 10:00am – 6:00pm!

Join us at The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions in Greenville, NC for a day-long healing event!

Are you interested in: Crystal healing? The chakras? Sage smudging and energetic cleansing? Reiki? This is the event for you!

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Throughout the day we will be offering private alternative healing services, including reiki energy healing, crystal healing, individual guided meditation, and spiritual cleansing sessions. We will be providing demonstrations and information on in-store goods all day long, in addition to quick sage smudging and cleansing sessions outside of our storefront for donations! You won’t want to miss this!

We are also currently taking appointments for private sessions. These are limited in number, and once they are filled, that’s it! Appointments can be made in-person or over the phone at 252-758-7656, but they must be prepaid at the time of reservation.

APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE

10:00 – 11:00: Private Reiki Healing Sessions
12:00 – 2:00: Private Reiki Healing Sessions – Private Crystal Healing Sessions – Individual Guided Meditation Sessions
2:00 – 4:00: Private Reiki Healing Sessions – Private Crystal Healing Sessions – more to be announced!
4:00 – 6:00: Private Reiki Healing Sessions – Private Spiritual Cleansing Sessions

ALL DAY LONG

= Smudging and cleansing sessions on the sidewalk in front of our shop, for donations! We will have a selection of nine different smudging herbs to use, and experienced instructors on hand to guide you.

= Homemade healing herbal teas and herbal syrup samples for you to try! We will also have recipes for the samples, and an herbalist on hand to answer any questions you may have about our 100+ selection of bulk organic herbs! Bring a mason jar or reusable container for 30% off your herb purchase.

= We will have staff on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have about energy healing, crystals, spirit animals, meditation, chakras, aromatherapy, and more modalities toward achieving wellness!