New Year and Inventory Closings, Astrology with Jupiter

Happy New Year, Sojourners!
2019 was a great year of business for us.  With your loyal patronage we’ve been able to greatly expanded our merchandise selection. Our building barely contains it all! So, we’ve moved many of our book shelves into the sitting room. There are now three rooms full of wonders, as well as the hallway of tapestries, banners and used books. Come browse all our enchanting titles, have a comfy seat, and enjoy the wi-fi.

The 2020’s look very bright for our little haven of love and spirit in Eastern North Carolina! In the coming days we’ll be upgrading our lighting, security systems, and sound systems!

We are open until 6:00 on New Year’s eve (tonight), then will be closed on January 1! We will also be closed during our year-end inventory on Monday-Tuesday of January 6 and 7th. We hate to turn away disappointed visitors when we close for this torturous task…but alas, it is necessary.

You’ll now find us open until 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

Astrology Readings

January 2, 2020.
2:00-6:00 by Appointment

Hello! My name is Jupiter & I’m your friendly neighborhood astrologer! Readings are $75 & are an hour long. I explain your natal chart, & give advice on the past, present, & what to expect in the future. For aspiring astrologers the hour may be used as an astrology lesson if preferred. Readings are held in a private one on one setting at the Sojourner. Must be able to provide birth date, location, & time. Readings must be booked at least 24 hours prior. Send an email to jupiter@thesojo.com or call the Sojourner @ (252)758-7656 to schedule! 🧙🏾‍♂️🔭

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

Divination Services at The Sojo!!

Palm Readings Saturday Afternoons 12:00-6:00 pm

Beginning February 9th!

Brandon is available for Palm Readings on most Saturdays 12:00-6:00 at The Sojourner. He takes appointments and walk-ins. Call 252-758-7656 to arrange your session time.

Introductory Reading: $15
Full Reading: $25
Full Reading plus I-Ching: $35. “It’s a great way to find the current direction peoples lives are taking. After I’ve used this technique people have described the results as “spot on” and “mind blowing”!

https://www.facebook.com/Brandon-Loucks-Palmistry-393361661411398/
Palmistry provides valuable insights on a person’s personality, revealing hidden talents and broadening one’s depth of self-understanding. A good reader can find behavioral characteristics that are blocking a person from finding true happiness in their lives and offer ways of removing those blocks. A palm reading can shed light into the future and give a person a better sense of direction.

Brandon is a practicing witch and Priest of The Sojo Circle Coven in Greenville, NC. He draws from his natural intuition, and knowledge of Indian, Chinese and modern palmistry techniques.

Testimonials:

“Definitely a fantastic experience. Very accurate in his reading, very kind, and very intuitive. I would absolutely recommend his services.”

“Genuinely nice gentleman who was very informative and patient during my reading today. He even offers advice for you after your reading. Very happy- I highly recommend him!”

Tarot Card Readings with Heron Michelle

Thursday Afternoons beginning February 7th, 1:00-5:00 by Appointment.

Call the shop at 252-758-7656 to schedule an appointment.

Variety of layouts available to suit your needs: $40/half hour

  • 10 card Celtic Cross for Clarity of a Situation
  • 6 card Life Purpose readings
  • 12 Card Zodiac Forecast for the year

Heron is a practicing witch and priestess of the Sojo Circle Coven in Greenville, NC. She’s offered tarot and clairvoyant services professionally since 2013, using the Crowley Thoth Deck. She writes about her practice on a Witchcraft blog on Patheos Pagan Channel that can be found at www.witchonfire.net.

Astrology Readings with Jupiter Melchizedek

Thursday February 7th, from 10:30am-1:30pm

Jupiter is offering Natal Astrology readings by appointment. Call the shop at 252-758-7656 to schedule your session. For your natal chart, please provide in advance your birth place, time and date.

Jupiter is a practicing witch with extensive knowledge of astrology, folk magick, tarot, astral travel, lucid dreaming and yoga!

Hour Astrology Reading: $75

Testimonial:

“My reading with Jupiter was amazing! His interpretation of my natal chart was eye-opening, and affirmed things I knew about myself, but also showed me how I could do better. He helped me understand the challenges in my life and gave me a lot of hope about my future and my purpose in life. He is such a great person! I highly recommend his readings!”

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!

The Sojourner Presents: The Three Magi Event Friday

The Three Magi Event

A Spiritual Medium, an Astrologer, and an Acupuncturist walk into a metaphysical shop…

Friday, September 14 at 7 PM – 9 PM
$25 Registration in advance. Reserve your seat now by calling 252-758-7656.

Join Medium Edward Zula, Astrologer Jupiter Melchizedek and Eastern Medicine Practitioner / Acupuncturist Mary Elizabeth McNeill, L.Ac., for an open discussion about the unseen forces that connect our work and how they can help us! Bring your questions! Volunteer for a demonstration! This has been a very popular interactive presentation at other venues, and the Sojourner is thrilled to host them this Friday!

Please call to reserve your seat in advance. Credit Cards may be taken over the phone.

See you there!

~The Sojourner

CBD Event & Psychic Readings this weekend!

Hello Sojourners!

Its a big weekend around the sojo. Friday night join us for our CBD informational event and Saturday from 10:00-5:00 make an appointment for a psychic reading. Jupiter is offering Tarot and Astrology readings in the morning, and Heron will be doing tarot card readings in the afternoon. 252-758-7656 to schedule.

CBD Supplements

CBD Nutritional Supplements now available!

Products Currently in stock at The Sojourner:

  • Hemp Seed Massage Oil, 2 Oz. Lavender Scented – $6
  • 10mg CBD Gummies, 3 count – $6
  • 2mg CBD Honey Sticks, Each – $1.50
  • THC Free 25mg CBD Capsules, 30 count – $100
  • Full Spectrum 25mg CBD Capsules, 30 count – $145
  • Full Spectrum 250mg CBD Tincture in Fractionated Coconut Oil, 1oz – $54
  • THC Free * 300mg CBD Tincture in Grapeseed Oil, 1oz – $40
  • THC Free * 600mg CBD Tincture in Grapeseed Oil, 1oz – $78

Join us at The Sojo Friday Night: CBD Informational Event

October, on Friday the 13th from 6:30-9:00

This event is about the benefits of Cannabinoid nutritional supplements from hemp. The Founder’s Hemp team are coming to the Sojo to answer all your questions.

  • 6:30 Informational Presentation begins on the medical and legal aspects of Founder’s Hemp produced here in the USA and NC.
  • Some free samples provided – first come, first serve!
  • Door Prize drawing for those attending presentation.
  • Sojourner will have products available for purchase that night for 10% off.
  • Founder’s Hemp is bringing their full product line for “Show and Tell”
  • Also taking custom orders that night for their full line of products with a 10% discount. Payments will be taken in full at the event. This will help us stock up an even broader range of products going forward.

Medical properties of Cannabinoids

According to a 2013 review published in the Britisih Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found cannabinoids to possess the following medical properties:

    • Antiemetic – Reduces nausea and vomiting
    • Anticonvulsant: Suppresses seizure activity
    • Antipsychotic: combats psychosis disorders
    • Anxiolytic/antidepressant: combats anxiety and depression
    • Anti-tumoral/anti-cancer: combats tumors and cancercelles
    • Antioxidant: Combats free-radical damage

This article from Medical News Today has some good info and links about the medical research being done on CBD. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

For more info on Legality:
Federal Bill
US Farm Bill Section 7606
http://www.votehemp.com/PDF/Pages_from_farm0127.pdf
(Which the states operate Under Legality Wise)

State Bills
North Carolina – SB 313
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S313v4.pdf

North Carolina – SB 992
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H992v5.pdf

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: Meditation, Classes, Restocked Merchandise

Hello Sojourners!

We are restocking for the new year, and adding many new classes and events to the calendar. Check out the descriptions below, and call us to register and make appointments. TONIGHT at 6:00! An open LOVE trumps HATE meditation to heal us during troubled times. (More info below.) Saturday: 12:00-5:00 Tarot Readings with Heron.

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Beeswax is Better

100% pure beeswax candles have arrived! We are expanding our current selection to pillars and hand dipped taper pairs in all eight available colors: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, and black! We have also restocked glass jar beeswax sanctuary candles in two sizes, large heart pillars, and tealights.

Why burn beeswax over other candles? Beeswax production helps stabilize the bee population when bought from sustainability-minded companies, it burns clean and much longer than traditional candles, and your choice to buy it over paraffin speaks the only language Big Business understands: Money! E

very time you purchase a beeswax candle, you help us show manufacturers that we are ready to move away from petroleum byproducts and into a future of environmental sustainability and harmony.


TONIGHT! Love Trumps Hate: Meditation and Healing through Divine Love

Tonight, Friday, January 27, 2017 starting at 6:00pm. $10 suggested donation

Are the current politics stressing you out? Tonight we will create a sanctuary of peace — a safe, supportive, spiritual space for all of us to connect to the awesome power of Divine Love through a guided meditation, and an intention circle that will offer healing, balancing, and protection–but more importantly, clear vision, effective communication, wisdom and compassion–for everyone within our nation, all the way to the top. Love ALWAYS trumps hate. We will magickally aid the arc of the moral universe towards justice.

Note: We won’t discuss politics, but call on the powers of love to restore and empower us all, so that we may continue the good work in whatever ways we are individually called to do beyond these sanctuary walls.

Come one, come all.


Natal Astrology Interpretation with Jupiter Melchizedek.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 1:00-4:00pm,
Readings are $75 per hour.

Please provide your birth date, birth time and birth place when you register in advance by calling 252-758-7656 or in person!

From Jupiter: “Hi all! I am offering natal chart interpretations aka horoscope readings at the Sojourner. Your natal chart is a symbolic picture of the sky at the time and place of your birth. The basis of natal astrology is that everything about a person’s personality, love life, finances, family life, hidden talents etc can all be found in the horoscope. If you have specific questions your chart can be used to answer them. Also my readings will include info on upcoming planetary movements and alignments and how they will affect you.”


Love Spell Workshop with Heron Michelle
Friday, February 3, 2017. 6:00 pm, $30 (all materials provided)

Come join me for an evening of magick as we call on the awesome power of Divine Love, and work to heal our hearts, nurture self-love, become agents of Divine Love, and magnetize ourselves to draw to us all kinds of loving relationships, friendships and opportunities that we desire (for the highest good of all involved, harming none.) Hail Aphrodite!

This workshop is for everyone–all gender expressions, all sexual preferences, and all faith traditions…but note that we will be working magick within the framework of Modern Witchcraft.

If you can handle the heat, come join me in my “kitchen.”

Cost is $30 per person. Max of 10 participants, Min of 3 Participants YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE 252-758-7656

For more information, check out Heron’s blog: Witch on Fire:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/?s=love+spell


Reiki 2 Class and Attunement with Angelica

March 4, 2017 11:00-6:00 pm

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 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.

Level 2 offers the History, Ethics, and the strengthened connection to Spirit. Emotional healing transpires, expanding the ability to heal the self and others through 3 Reiki symbols, distance healing techniques for the self and others and reveals that which has been hidden.


Tarot 101 Workshop with Liz Merritt

February 11, 2017: The Fools Journey

Feb 25: Cups and the Element of Water

March 11: Wands and the Element of Fire

March 25: Coins and the Element of Earth

April 8: Swords and the Element of Air

April 22: Spreads and Interpretations
1:00-4:00 pm

Class will be $30 per person, Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.

This is the first in a six part series taught by Liz Merritt, focusing on The Rider Waite Tarot deck. We will explore the history of the Tarot, as well as general Tarot trivia and concepts. We will then jump into the Fools Journey; the story in the 22 cards of the Major Arcana. This series will be beginner friendly and include intermediate level information, participants of all skill levels will learn something new. We will discuss symbolism, Hermetics, and astrology as they pertain to each of the 78 cards. Handouts will be provided, but participants will want to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks.

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.


Natal Astrology Workshop with Jupiter Melchizedek

February 4th, Planets and Signs

February 19th: Houses and Aspects

March 5th: Transits & Electional Astrology

from 1:30Pm – 4:30Pm, $30, open to the public.
Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.

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.

The Sojo News: Events at the Sojo this Holiday Season

Hello Sojourners!
We have some new silver and stone jewelry in stock now, including a few new men’s rings. A new order has been placed for herbs and spices, and should be here soon, so consider shopping with us for your Thanksgiving feast needs.  We will be closed Thanksgiving day, but open Black Friday and all weekend to kick off your shopping with sales!

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We have some exciting classes coming up this weekend. Please remember that all of our events are held and scheduled based on your calls to register in advance. We can schedule your session with our intuitive readers and healers, and for classes we need to know that as least three people are coming to hold the class. However, in some cases we max out the seating capacity, and only those who’ve registered in advance are guaranteed a seat. We really hate to turn people away, so please call 252-758-7656 (SOJO) to let us know you can be there, by at least Wednesday before our weekend classes.

Also, save the date! Saturday, Dec. 10th, 5-10 pm. Our annual Yule “Tacky Sweater” Party will be more of an “open-house” where we welcome you to stop in for some warm, mulled cider and refreshments, and sharing in the Holiday cheer at The Sojo while you are down here for the parade.

Held in conjunction with the Greenville Jaycees Christmas parade.
December 10th, 2 pm – 8 pm at the Five Points Plaza.
Annual Parade begins at 5 pm, Food, Music, Crafts, and Fun for Kids and Adults!


carolheadshotReiki 1 Class and Attunement with Angelica
Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:30-6:00. $75
Please Register in advance as space is limited.

What is Reiki? It is a Japanese term, “Rei” meaning spirit and “Ki” meaning energy, which translates into “Spirit Energy,” or the Universal life force.
This Level One Reiki class gives a history of Reiki, describes what Reiki is and how it differs from other healing modalities, the ethics, hand positions and an attunment to the first degree. Level one focuses on physical healing and self-healing. Students at this level are in training to become highly aware of their intuition, instincts and guidance from Spirit.
We will break half-way through the class, so please bring a snack and a drink.

Angelica is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Angels Oracle Card Reader who offers her services through Energy Worx: Energy Balancing and Intuitive Spiritual Mentoring. You may contact her for more information at lighttouchreiki.magickalbits@gmail.com


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Natal Astrology Workshop with Jupiter Melchizedek
Sunday, Nov. 20, 1:30-5:30, $30, open to the public.

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. Charts will be provided. Please register in advance and provide your name, birth date, time and location.  Seating is limited, so register as soon as possible.

From Jupiter: Hi all! I am a self taught astrologer specializing mainly in Hellenistic and Medieval astrology. At this event I will be teaching the basics of chart interpretation, such as how to interpret planets, signs, houses and aspects. I will also be teaching the basics of understanding planetary transits and electional astrology (the art of timing).


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Modern Witchcraft Training Program – Seekers Meeting – Free
December Wednesday, December 7

6 PM – 8 PM

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, learn about the program, and receive all the registration materials for the first Session that will meet on 5 Thursday nights from December 29th-Jan. 26th. Registration fees are due at time of enrollment; $90 for the 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–afterwards, it will be closed to new students for the remainder of the year. After the first 5 classes of the session, there is an individual interview to determine if continued training is in the best interest of the student. Those supported to continue, will be invited to our Imbolc Sabbat celebration on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00, off-site, for the ritual of dedication to that year’s studies and involvement with the coven.
We expect 4 main guidelines of behavior and interaction to be respected while enrolled with us. They will be explained in detail at the meeting:
1) Do not burn the Witch.
2) Do not be the Asshole.
3.) Do not be the Weak Link.
4.) Must be present to win.
We prefer new seekers to be present for both the seeker meeting and every class, as they build upon each other, and we take rule 4 very seriously in considering who we invite to join us for dedication.

What is a “seeker?”

Good question. A seeker is a person pursuing training in Modern Witchcraft, and trying out different traditions, styles, groups, and teachers, before settling on one particular program within which you would “dedicate” to a full year’s training. After dedicating to train within our coven at Imbolc, you are then considered a “dedicant.”

Seekers can be any sex, gender identity, or sexual preference; of any race, from any heritage, creed, nation, anything… 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 use the information and skills that we teach, and able to participate and 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 suitable for everyone. It’s demands of radical personal sovereignty, self-reliance, sacrifice 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, mobility and energy to commit to this program, including showing up for class, reading the required texts, and working independently on your 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.

Thank you! See you soon!

~Heron Michelle
High Priestess, The Sojo Circle Coven

 

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

The Sojo News: Upcoming Classes

Hello Sojourners!
We’ve had a very blessed Samhain weekend, and hope you have as well.

Last time I wrote you with a plea for financial help so that we could pay our rent on time and boy, oh boy, did you answer that call! Thank you to all of you beautiful angels who’ve come to shop since then and bought gift certificates, made donations and investments in future events and services here. You are amazing! Miracles happened and the Universe answered the plea through the generous actions of so many of you.

The rent and back utility bills have been paid, as has the payroll, and I’ve just given Courtney the long-awaited green light to place a restocking order for herbs, spices and teas in time for Thanksgiving. Should you have a special request for that special holiday recipe or medicinal preparation, email her at courtney@thesojo.com as soon as possible.

I know that the recent election may have brought distress to some, including me, you can read my blog post here.) It may appear that the outside world is in upheaval right now, which is to be expected during any Whitehouse transition, but inside the Sojourner we still have the same safe haven of acceptance, progressive ideals, and loving support of all our beautiful diversity. As long as we Sojourners stick together, and keep “being the change we wish to see in the world,” all our dreams remain possible. Take heart, dear ones. We are here for you, so make sure to call on us should the need ever arise.
~Heron Michelle

Upcoming Classes and Events

LizMerritHeadshotLiz Merritt, Reiki Master, Witch and Diviner is offering her services at the shop on Friday, November 11, 2016, from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Gain clarity and insights during this transitional time.

$40 half-hour Tarot Card Readings and $75 Hour-long Reiki Energy healing sessions, by appointment: 252-758-7656


1865215E-5452-4951-BDFF-AAF34538718FSpiritual Mediumship Group Demonstration and Reading
Sunday, Nov. 13th, 4:00-5:30 [ONE SEAT AVAILABLE]

Join Edward Zula, spiritual medium and psychometrist, for an exploration of spirit communication; questions and answers; participants getting validation of their own experiences; demonstration of mediumship. Bring a photo or an item belonging to a deceased loved one. Everyone will get a brief reading. A 90 minute group demonstration, must have 6 participants, so bring a friend! $15 per person.


carolheadshotReiki 1 Class and Attunement with Angelica
Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:30-6:00. $75
Please Register in advance as space is limited.

What is Reiki? It is a Japanese term, “Rei” meaning spirit and “Ki” meaning energy, which translates into “Spirit Energy,” or the Universal life force.
This Level One Reiki class gives a history of Reiki, describes what Reiki is and how it differs from other healing modalities, the ethics, hand positions and an attunment to the first degree. Level one focuses on physical healing and self-healing. Students at this level are in training to become highly aware of their intuition, instincts and guidance from Spirit.
We will break half-way through the class, so please bring a snack and a drink.

Angelica is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Angels Oracle Card Reader who offers her services through Energy Worx: Energy Balancing and Intuitive Spiritual Mentoring. You may contact her for more information at lighttouchreiki.magickalbits@gmail.com


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Natal Astrology Workshop with Jupiter Melchizedek
Sunday, Nov. 20, 1:30-5:30, $30, open to the public.

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. Charts will be provided. Please register in advance and provide your name, birth date, time and location.  Seating is limited, so register as soon as possible.

From Jupiter: Hi all! I am a self taught astrologer specializing mainly in Hellenistic and Medieval astrology. At this event I will be teaching the basics of chart interpretation, such as how to interpret planets, signs, houses and aspects. I will also be teaching the basics of understanding planetary transits and electional astrology (the art of timing).


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Modern Witchcraft Training Program – Seekers Meeting – Free
December Wednesday, December 7

6 PM – 8 PM

All adults over the age of 18 who are interested in pursing training in Modern Witchcraft through The Sojourner Tradition of Witchcraft taught by Heron Michelle and the ministers of The Sojo Circle Coven are invited to the free and open event to meet us, learn about the program, receive all the registration materials for the Imbolc Session that will meet on 6 Thursday nights from December 29th-February 2.

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