Modern Witchcraft Classes at The Sojourner

Modern Witchcraft 366: The Art, Science and Psychology of Nature-Based Spirituality

Registration Meeting:

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions
414 Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Doors open at 6:00 for the “Meet and Greet” with the instructors and members of The Sojo Circle Coven. Presentation begins at 6:30. We’ll begin taking paid registrations after the presentation is complete. 10% off of class textbooks with registration.

Call 252-758-7656 for any questions in advance, also more info may be found online:
http://www.thesojo.com/modern-witchcraft-classes.html

Description:

This seeker meeting is for any adults over the age of 18 who are interested in pursuing training in Modern Witchcraft through The Sojourner Tradition of Witchcraft. We invite you to this free and open event to meet us, and learn about the program. Weekly classes are held on Thursday nights at 6:00, beginning January 2nd, 2020.

Registration fees are due at time of enrollment; $90 for the first 5 weeks of classes, and is non-refundable. Seating is limited and is a first-come-first-serve basis, so please enroll in advance.

Please note that this first session is the ONLY open enrollment time of the year–afterwards, it will be closed to new students for the remainder of the year.

We prefer new seekers to be present for both the seeker meeting and every class, as they build upon each other.

What is a “seeker?”

Good question. A seeker is a person pursuing training in Modern Witchcraft, and trying out different traditions, styles, groups, teachers, before settling on one particular program.

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

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

So, Are you a legal adult with the resources you need to survive, thrive and contribute fairly? Can you manage your life and current responsibilities reasonably well?

Do you have the extra time and energy to commit to this program, including reading the required texts, and working independently on your meditation and spiritual practice?

Are you ready to level up in your personal empowerment? After that, all you really need is an open and curious mind, and an open heart.

We look forward to meeting you!

Ancestor Veneration and Container Spell Classes with Octavia DaBoss

Happy Thanksgiving, Sojourners!

We are very grateful for all our amazing customers, and for the great 10th year of business we’ve had so far! Note that the shop will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but offering specials on Black Friday Nov.  29 and Small Business Saturday Nov. 30. Read on below about our new merchandise, and classes with Octavia on Ancestor Veneration and Container spells.

Instead of shopping at big box stores this weekend, come see what all of Uptown has to offer! Shop at the the unique and locally-owned retail stores, grab some lunch at one of the amazing Uptown restaurants, grab a coffee, and walk around some more! We will be announcing sales on our Facebook event throughout the next few days, so stay tuned.

It *really does* make a difference to shop local! Expect sales from us on unique and symbolic silver jewelry, stones and crystals, herbs and teas, tarot decks, books and more! Plus, free gift wrapping this weekend only. Stay tuned!

Tapestries in the Hallway

Merchandise Expansion!

We’re making changes! We’ve expanded our retail display area into the sitting room, so that more new books may be displayed. Take a seat on the couch, and peruse all the amazing books we’re getting in comfort.

We’ve also moved the tapestries, banners, prayer flags and fabric wall-hangings into the hallway. To make room, we’ve down-sized our used book section to include only non-fiction titles pertaining to spirituality, religion and other metaphysical topics that support our merchandise. We will continue to accept donations for those types of books, but are discontinuing our consignment program. If you have books on consignment with us, we’ve pulled them aside and emailed you about pick-up and donation options.

Sun’s Eye Pure Oils Collection Expanded!

We’ve completely reorganized our existing oil displays, fully-restocked, and added 72 additional scents! We’re ready for all your olfactory needs! Deities from around the world, including the African Orishas, Zodiac signs, mystic intentions, folk magick intentions, and all manner of herbs, trees, roots, resins, fruits, flowers, musks, and many delightful perfume blends! All of these may be used in oil diffusers, or to anoint candles, mojo bags and other magickal objects. All are $11/bottle.

So much new Merchandise!

We have so much new merchandise arriving daily we can barely keep up. First in were these new sterling silver and high quality gemstone rings in sizes up to 13!  Labradorite and rainbow moonstone, raw orange and green kyanite, amazing natural SouthWest turquoise and polished Persian turquoise with pyrite, green raw diopside, raw black tourmaline, Ethiopian opal and many more rare varieties.

Ancestral Veneration Class on Black Friday

Please call and register in advance by 6:00 Wednesday Nov. 27th. 252-758-7656

November 29th, 12pm-2:15pm
Cost: $45

Octavia will hold a lecture on the history and protocols of Ancestral Veneration rites, building a relationship with your ancestors and ways of working with them.

Please register in advance by Calling the Sojourner at 252-758-7656

Container Magic Class with Octavia DaBoss

Please call and register in advance by 6:00 Wednesday Dec. 4th. 252-758-7656

Friday December 6th, 1pm-3:30pm

Cost $44.

Learn the Origins of Container Spells, the science of their construction and purpose, how they can be used for prosperity, protection, love and health. Also covering how to “bust out” of a jar spell worked against you. Together you will construct a honey jar spell together, all materials provided except for the honey.

13 Days of Halloween End, Smudge Bundles, Ancestor Veneration Class

Blessed Samhain, Sojourners!

We had a fun Halloween and Samhain (Sow-wen) season, which sadly now draws to a close. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped us throw our All Hallows Bash on Nov. 1. If you still have your party flyer, don’t forget the coupon stamped on the back is valid from now through the end of the year.

We drew 13 names from our Loyalty Club cauldron, and gave out 13 Treat Bags of merchandise worth $29. Congratulations to our loyal winners, please come pick up your gifts.

13 Days of Halloween Treats

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Sojo Circle Coven is facilitating a non-perishable food drive, for donation to the food bank. You’ll find that collection area in our sitting room. We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but offering specials on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. See below for an Ancestor veneration class on Black Friday.

We’ve restocked so many books that we don’t have enough shelf space to hold them all. Come have a look at the new titles!

New Smudge Bundle Varieties in Stock

Beautiful new flower wrapped smudge bundles are now in stock! Featuring rose and wildflowers. We also carry white ceremonial sage, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, cedar, juniper, blue sage, mugwort, yerba santa, palo santo, and sweetgrass braids! All are burned for clearing the energy of the home and self.

Ancestral Veneration class

November 29th, 12pm-2:15pm
Cost: $45

Octavia will hold a lecture on the history and protocols of Ancestral Veneration rites, building a relationship with your ancestors and ways of working with them.

Please register in advance by Calling the Sojourner at 252-758-7656

Container Magic Class with Octavia DaBoss

Friday December 6th, 1pm-3:30pm

Cost $44.

Learn the Origins of Container Spells, the science of their construction and purpose, how they can be used for prosperity, protection, love and health. Also covering how to “bust out” of a jar spell worked against you. Together you will construct a honey jar spell together, all materials provided except for the honey.

Liminal Traveler: Lipbone by Candlelight Sept. 27th

Lipbone Show This Friday!

Ticket sales now available on-line through Eventbrite. Just click through the Facebook Event Page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/476941863100773/

Liminal Traveler: Lipbone Redding by Candlelight – Tales and Tunes from Other Realms

Date: Friday September 27, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
$20/Adult
Reserve your seat by calling 252-758-7656 (SOJO)

Join us at the Sojourner for a private concert with our very own intrepid bard, singer, songwriter and voicetramentalist, Lipbone Redding, for a very special set of his stories and music, featuring weird adventures, astral travels, and otherworldly encounters of the mystical kind.

The shop will be closed to the public after the 7:00 show-time begins.

Reiki Master and Channel, Howard Minton Returns Oct 4-6

Join Howard Minton at The Sojo the first weekend of October for Aura Photography, Numerology Readings, Reiki level 1 or 2 training.  Howard Minton is a Reiki Master Healer & Teacher, Aura Reader & Channel visiting us from England. Event details below. Please call the shop to register in advance.

Aura Photography and Soul Contract Numerology Readings

Friday, October 4th 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Private appointments available, please call 252-758-7656 to book time with Howard Minton

Aura Photography and Channeled Message
with Howard Minton, $60 each
Aura Reading $60
** Price includes color photo, 2 page printed explanation & channeled message.

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

Soul Contract Numerology Reading $60
** Price includes a 30 minute Soul Contract Reading.

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?

Usui Reiki First Degree Training

Saturday, 5th October 11am-5pm
@ The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions
414 Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858 ~ www.thesojo.com
252-758-7656 to register in advance, seating is limited.
The cost of the course is $140

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 an 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 Reiki 1 course 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 included, allowing you to fully relax & integrate the Reiki healing energy throughout the day.

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

This course is suitable for beginners & no previous Reiki experience is necessary to attend this course.

Usui Reiki Second Degree Training

12 – 5pm on Sunday October 6th, 2019
At The Sojourner, 414 Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858
Cost of the course is $175.

Join Howard Minton on this very special & sacred day. The Reiki Second Degree Level course can only be attended by students who have first undertaken the Reiki First Degree training course

Reiki Second Degree Benefits:
. Your healing power will flow at a stronger & higher vibration & your Reiki
experience is deepened!
. Your healing touch becomes more powerful & you activate the Reiki healing energy faster than before.
. You learn the first three Reiki Sacred Symbols & Distance Healing
. You will be able to heal at the mental & emotional .level
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 Second Degree course, you will receive a beautiful personalized certificate to commemorate your achievement.

 

Liminal Traveler: Lipbone by Candlelight Sept. 27th

Liminal Traveler: Lipbone Redding by Candlelight – Tales and Tunes from Other Realms

Date: Friday September 27, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
$20/Adult
Reserve your seat by calling 252-758-7656 (SOJO)

Join us at the Sojourner for a private concert with our very own intrepid bard, singer, songwriter and voicetramentalist, Lipbone Redding, for a very special set of his stories and music, featuring weird adventures, astral travels, and otherworldly encounters of the mystical kind.

The shop will be closed to the public after the 7:00 show-time begins.

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