The Sojo News: Upcoming Events and Winter Closings

Hello Sojourners,

Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for an abundant holiday sales season. We are grateful for your patronage, and now set our sights to creating an even more prosperous new year for us all.

We are open until 9:00 Friday (tonight) – its First Friday Artwalk, and as long as the weather holds, we are hosting a drum circle, and Tarot card readings are available with Heron 5:00-9:00.

Ok, ok…no need to freak out. However, we do hope that you all stay safe and warm during this winter weather. Note that we will close the shop this weekend if winter weather makes the roads unsafe. Check our FaceBook page for updates for daily closing information. Tarot Readings with Heron on Saturday are canceled, but Jan 14th is another chance to make an appointment.

WE ARE CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY to complete our year-end inventory. Hopefully we’ll be back to normal by Wednesday next week. Cheers! ~Heron

We now have an Instagram where Courtney shares pics from the shop. Follow us!

Our Modern Witchcraft series of classes is still open on Thursday nights for new seekers to join us for an introduction to Neo-paganism and the thealogy, principles, world-view and celebrations of this earth-centered spirituality.

GOOD NEWS! If Thursdays aren’t good for you, we have a second opportunity opening up on Saturday afternoons to attend these workshops. Dates and times are still flexible, so if you’d like a no-obligation, safe way to dip your toes into our magickal world and see what the fuss is all about, call us. 252-758-7656 Three workshops, 4 hours each, $30 each. We must have 3 students to proceed…

Upcoming Events:
All appointments and registrations must be taken in advance, by phone or stopping by. 252-758-7656

New Year’s Forecast Readings
Saturday Jan 14th, 2017 12:00-5:00, $40
Come see Heron Michelle for a Tarot Card reading to clarify a situation or seek guidance for the upcoming year.
Heron offers several special readings ideal for this New Year’s transition:
The 5 card Pyramid of Power spread that seeks guidance for the next Great Work of personal evolution you should explore–ideal for magicakal practitioners and witches, especially. (Takes about 30 minutes, $40)
The 12 card Zodiac wheel of the Year spread for a forecast of the lessons that may be presented throughout the next year. (Takes about an hour, $75)
The traditional, 10 card spread for guidance on your current situation is always available. (Takes about 30 minutes, $40)
With each reading, the affirmations and spiritual guidance for ways to put this information to work for you will be provided.

1865215E-5452-4951-BDFF-AAF34538718FSpiritual Mediumship Group Sessions
Sunday, Jan 22, TWO OPPORTUNITIES! 1:00-2:30 and 3:30-5:00

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.


Tarot 101: The Fools Journey with Liz Merritt

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.

Class will be $30 per person, registration taken in advance

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.

Our calendar of events can be found online on our website:

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-9:00 Psychic Readings available 5:00-9:00
Saturday: 10-6:00 Psychic Readings and Classes often available.
Sunday: 1:00-6:00
Inclement Weather closing policy often follows the Pitt County Schools closings. Check our Facebook Page for daily updates.

The Sojo News: First Friday Hurricane Drum Circle

Halloween 2016 Arbor decorations for the Witches' Carnival

Halloween 2016 Arbor decorations for the Witches’ Carnival

Happy Halloween, Sojourners!
Tomorrow is the First Friday of the month, so come to Uptown to see our new decorations, enjoy the art shows, a dinner out, and then come party with us.  Bring your drums, a snack or drink to share if you’d like, the kids, your friends, and lets hang out and thumb our noses at Hurricane Matthew as he turns back out to sea and leaves the coastline alone. Tarot Card readings available. $40/half hour.

We are waiting to see what Saturday brings, but will most likely remain open, as we are busily preparing for next week’s Psychic Reading and Healing fair, and the Witches’ Carnival Party on October 29th. Come buy a sampler ticket, and schedule your appointments with our very gifted healers and diviners.


All weekend the shop will host a variety of Psychics, Diviners, Healers and Spiritual Advisers in the shop ready to see clients.
Friday night 5:00-9:00
Saturday 11:00-9:00
Sunday 1:30-5:30.
$30/half hour has been the average rate for services at the Sojo for almost 8 years now, but its time for a cost of living increase. Starting in October, our standard service rate will be $40/half hour and $75/hour.
However, during our Fair we encourage you to explore new experiences and modalities, so we are offering a “Sampler Ticket” for $60. This redeems for two sessions:
  • a 30 minute session with the Reiki Energy healer of your choice
  • and 30 minute session with the Psychic of your choice
  • OR you Redeem one of your may attend an hour long Pendulum Reading class, or a Tea-leaf reading party.
Appointments will be scheduled throughout the weekend, and we’ll fill in walk-ins as we are able. Book your appointment early!
The following professionals will be available:
Aileen Peterson – Kundalini Reiki, Sound healing, Crystal Healing –
“Aileen ‘Wren’ Peterson, LMBT and Head Priestess Midwyf-Healer of Brighid’s Hearth Church: Temple of Spiritual Healing & Shamanic Birthwork is offering Kundalini Reiki and Intuitive Healing sessions. Kundalini Reiki can be used to heal karmic bonds between people and places, situational or quality traits (like ‘anger’), emotional blockages and traumas (including birth), DNA, blockages from past lives, wellness/healing, and chakra balancing. Intuitive Healing Sessions combine shamanic healing techniques with energy work like Reiki, crystals, healing touch, and sound therapy and is done intuitively for each individual client.”
Angelica – Angel Oracle Card Readings and Reiki Energy Healing
“Angelica is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Witch, Water Priestess within The Sojo Circle, Shaman, and certified Angel Oracle Card Reader who offers her services through Energy Worx: Energy Balancing and Intuitive Spiritual Mentoring.”
Heron Michelle – Tarot Card Readings –
“Heron” Michelle Jenkins is the current High Priestess of The Sojo Circle coven, modern witch and owner of The Sojourner. Heron writes a blog on her practice caclled ‘Witch on Fire’ at She will be offering 10 card Tarot Readings using the Thoth Deck. Sessions last 30 minutes.”

Liz Merritt – Tarot Card Reading and Reiki Energy Healing –

Liz is a trained witch working, wandering and inhabiting Eastern NC. By day she makes pottery, works at the illustrious metaphysical bookshop: The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions, and teaches locals the mysteries of clay. She’s studied her brand of Tarot Card reading for 5+ years and has been practicing witchcraft officially for 3 years. This past December (2015) she became a Reiki Master-Teacher and has enjoyed using these talents  for the betterment of her community. ”


Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry
“Edward Zula has been providing private readings, clarity, and comfort to his Los Angeles clients for more than thirty years. He uses psychometry (reading energy from objects and photos), clairsentience, and spirit communication to help clients with questions about relationships, career, important life decisions, and help resolve grief and loss. In his readings he uses cards, a pendulum, meditation, and any sentimental or meaningful objects the client wishes to share. He explains that he does not “see” spirits standing over anyone’s shoulder as a traditional medium might, but rather feels their presence, often hears them, and gets a sense of their physical appearance with his eyes closed.” Contact: 252-542-8865
Jupiter Melchizedek – Astrology Natal Chart readings –
“Jupiter is a trained witch and neophyte within the Sojo Circle, with a decade of experience in preparing natal charts and the study of Astrology and other esoteric disciplines.” In order to do your reading, please make an appointment in advance, and provide your birth date, time and location.
Courtney Varnadoe – Tea Leaf Reading Party
“Courtney is the Apothecary Manager of the Sojourner, Herbalist and Class Instructor specializing in uses and preparations of herbs and teas for medicinal and spiritual purposes, as well as bath and body care products, home cleaning products, etc. Courtney is a gifted diviner with a talent for oracular trance, scrying and tasseomancy.”
Webweaver – Pendulum Divination Class and Readings
“Webweaver is a professional educator, Witch and current Minister of Air within The Sojo Circle Coven. She is offering a short class on the use of a pendulum for divination, to answer questions. She will also provide short private interpretations to attendees. This event is 1 hour, $30.”
Jessica Gammell-Bennett – Real World Reiki Healing – Energy Healing sessions
Reiki, Archangelic Light, Alchemy Energetics, Crystal Therapy, Aromatherapy.
“Jess is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Archangelic Light Master/Teacher, Alchemy Energetics practitioner with a background as a professional educator and a victim/witness specialist with the US Attorney’s Office, with experience in the treatment of those with PTSD.”
Contact: 252-916-8925,
Preston Craddock – Echelon Spiritual Services – Reiki Energy, Crystal Healing, and Psychic Readings

“Preston is a Witch, current High Priest of The Sojo Circle Coven, fourth level graduate within The Temple of Witchcraft and a Reiki Master. He offers an integrative approach to energy healing, utilizing Reiki and crystals for chakra balancing and clearing. He also offers a unique system of symbol divination for insights into questions and concerns.”


The Sojo News: Hurricane Cancellations

Heads up, Sojourners!
Uptown Greenville canceled all the events for Friday night: Freeboot Friday and Uptown Artwalk are both canceled due to this crazy Hurricane Hermine weather. We are going to follow suit and cancel our drum circle and readings tonight and close at 6:00.

However, we will be open Saturday and Edward Zula will be here from 12:00-4:00 offering Psychometry and Spiritual Mediumship readings. $30/half hour. Accepting Walk-ins and appointments.

There are many new lovely things to come browse. We hope to see you soon.

Stay safe out there!
~Heron Michelle

The Sojo News: Psychic Readings, Drum Circle, New Merchandise!

Hello Sojourners!

I’m keeping a close eye on the weather this weekend, and it looks like the worst of this Hermine Tropical Storm business won’t kick in until midnight Friday through Saturday morning. So at this point we are a GO with our events, but check on our Facebook page for updates should things change. LABOR DAY MONDAY WE ARE CLOSED.14117882_10157294299880123_1925167264822237751_n

In 5-points plaza on Friday night the Freeboot Friday party is on, and throughout Uptown, join us for First Friday Artwalk. At the Sojourner, we will host a drum-circle and party with special guest, Edward Zula, here to introduce himself, and take private client appointments for Psychometry and Spirit Communication. He currently only has an 8:00 time-slot available, so call ahead to claim it.


New Merchandise in the Shop:

  • Tarot and Oracle card decks
  • Leather journals and Day of the Dead skull boxes
  • Llewellyn Books – Huge shipment of new titles and restocked favorites
  • Three singing bowls made in Nepal.
  • Sterling silver and stone rings in a wide range of sizes, including many 5’s! Including many new poison rings, and some pendants with pentacles and other religious symbols.
  • Nature Nature incense is restocked (all incense is on sale 20% off through Friday night.)


Edward Zula Appointment Times Available:
FRIDAY, September 2, 8:00pm
SATURDAY, September 3, 12:00-4:00
$30 per half hour. (See below for details.)

Typically Edward meets with clients for 60-90 minutes.  However it’s easy for him to focus on one area of concern during a shorter reading. Edward’s goal is for clients to experience some relief, affirmation, and reassurance after meeting with him.

1865215E-5452-4951-BDFF-AAF34538718FEdward Zula has been providing private readings, clarity, and comfort to his Los Angeles clients for more than thirty years.  He uses psychometry (reading energy from objects and photos), clairsentience, and spirit communication to help clients with questions about relationships, career, important life decisions, and help resolve grief and loss. In his readings he uses cards, a pendulum, meditation, and any sentimental or meaningful objects the client wishes to share. He explains that he does not “see” spirits standing over anyone’s shoulder as a traditional medium might, but rather feels their presence, often hears them, and gets a sense of their physical appearance with his eyes closed.

The Sojo News: Drum Circle, Anointing Oil Sale, Witchcraft 101 Class


Starwest Organic Essential Oils

Hello Sojourners,

Welcome to the hopeful month of August, and the height of summer that we pagans celebrate as Lammas–the first harvest–when we arrive at 15 degrees of Leo. May all your harvests this season be bountiful!

Tonight is the last night of our 20% off sale of Smudging supplies, bundles, shells, feathers.

Starting Saturday: August 6, 20% off Starwest Essential oils and Sun’s Eye Fine Oils

Future Sales: Week of August 13, Crystals and Stones
Week of August 20, Bulk herbs and botanicals
Week of August 27, Incense sticks, cones, and loose mixed incense

TONIGHT! Uptown Art Walk, Drum Circle Party!


Sun’s Eye Fine Oils

August 5, 2016
First Friday of every month, 6:00-9:00
Bring your drums, the kids, your friends, snacks (if you’d like) and join us for a party! Drumming, Henna Body Art by Heron Michelle, and Tarot Card Readings available.

TOMORROW! Please call to sign up for this class!
Witchcraft 101: The Wiccan Rede, Ethics of Personal Sovereignty with Heron Michelle
August 6, 2016, 12:00-2:00 pm
$20 per person, register in advance. An Introduction to the concepts of Modern Witchcraft, with a look at the long form of the Wiccan Rede, and Heron’s four rules for ethical and responsible living in balance with nature.

Angels 102 Workshop with Angelica
August 13, 3:00-5:00pm
$25 per person, register in advance.
Explore your relationship with the angels through this workshop on their history and hierarchy. Then connect with your personal guardian angel through guided meditation. Angelica is a professional educator, witch, priestess, Reiki master/teacher and certified angel oracle card reader.

Witchcraft 102: Charge of the Goddess, Celebrating the Moon with Heron Michelle
August 20, 2016, 12:00-2:00
$20 per person, register in advance.
An Introduction to the traditional Wiccan liturgy by Doreen Valiente, known as the Charge of the Goddess, it’s history, thealogy and how Witches work with the cycles of the moon to empower their magick.

Guided Meditation with Heron
Spirit Animal Journey
Friday August 26, 6:00-7:00, $10

Witchcraft 103: The Witches Creed, Celebrating the Sun through the Wheel of the Year with Heron Michelle
August 27, 2016, 12:00-2:00
$20 per person, register in advance.
An introduction to the traditional Wiccan liturgy by Doreen Valiente known as The Witch’s Creed, the modern Wheel of the Year calendar of sabbats that celebrate the solar cycles, its mythology of the cycles of nature, the eternal Goddess as maiden, mother and crone, and her lover the Horned God as Oak King and Holly King.


Witchcraft 104: The Witch’s Rune, Elemental Magick and the Witches Tools
[Date change!] October 1, 2016 2016 12:00-2:00
$20 per person, register in advance.
An introduction to the traditional Wiccan liturgy by Doreen Valiente known as the Witch’s Rune, and working with the elemental powers of air, fire, water and earth through the tools of wand, athame, chalice and patten for personal balance and empowerment within nature.


Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday 10:00-9:00
Saturday 10:00-6:00

Sunday 1:00-6:00

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The Sojo News: Herb Sale, Drum Circle, Angels!

Hello Sojourners!
Today starts our summer sale of 20% off of our bulk ingredients in the apothecary jars! Herbs, spices, teas, resins, woods, salts, clays, etc. If it is in a jar, it is on sale! If you bring with you a container for us to fill, we’ll take off an additional 10%. Sale runs through Friday night, June 3.


New Website, New Shopping Possibilities

This week we updated our website and began the process of developing an on-line shopping experience for our Sojourners out of town. Very soon, we’ll be offering a special selection of our merchandise on-line with shipping to your doorstep! Stay tuned!

Monday, May 29th, we will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

First Friday Artwalk is June 3rd, and we invite you to come drum with us and hang out from 6:00-9:00. Bring your drums, the kids, your friends, snacks (if you’d like) and join us for a party! Liz will be available for Tarot Card Readings! $30/10 card reading.

Angels 101: Ten Phyla of Angels and Correspondences
with Angelica
June 4, 2016 2:00-5:00 pm
Join Angelica for an introductory class on angels!

“Angels have been written about, have appeared in different art forms and been much talked about over millennia. This course attempts to prove that angels do not belong to any one religious group, how many types of angels there are, often called phyla, their correspondences, and how they communicate with us. Sharing of angelic experiences is welcome.  The class culminates in a guided meditation meeting your guardian angel(s).” $25. Please call in advance to let us know you will be coming! 252-758-7656

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