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!

Free Herbalism Class at The Sojourner!

Free Herbalism Class!

Intro to Herbalism – Teas – Infusions

Saturday, June 16 at 12 PM – 1 PM
Open to the Public

Hosted by: The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions
414 Evans St, Greenville, North Carolina 27858

252-758-7656 (SOJO)

Free Herbalism class at The Sojourner with Courtney Varnadoe

Join local herbalist Courtney Varnadoe for a FREE community herbalism class! Reclaim the people’s knowledge and practice of gentle healing with the earth.

During this talk I will be discussing basic at-home herbalism, and demonstrating the preparation of teas, infusions, and decoctions. Be prepared to take notes; I may have instructional take-home booklets for sale (to cover the cost of printing) after class, but it’s not a guarantee!

A message from Courtney:
I spend a lot of time thinking about purpose, values, career, and how I’m supposed to align all of those major things into one life. I’ve felt for a long time that humanity needs a revolution that inspires us to connect with the world around us, and protect it from people who would do it harm.

Getting to know plants, how we can use them to help us, and how we can help them is, to me, an integral part of that process. I’ve been holding classes on how to use herbs for many years now, but recently I’ve come to a realization: If I’m truly going to spread this message around, and possibly help people take control of their health and lives within their means (in a healthcare and cultural system that makes it unreasonably expensive to live a healthy life) I’m going to have to make it accessible to absolutely everyone.

So here we are. Starting now, I’m teaching these classes for free to anyone who shows up. No, I’m not a doctor, physician, or healthcare provider of any sort (And I have no interest in becoming one) but I do seek to remind people that there is an entire spectrum of healing. And partnership with the Earth and it’s bounty is a part of that.

~Courtney

Tips/donations are appreciated to further my work, but **not required!**

Summer Class Schedule!

We finally have the 2017 summer class schedule pulled together! The descriptions for each class are listed below. In addition, Jupiter is offering astrological chart readings and root work on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings, and Heron Michelle is also available for appointments on Saturday afternoons. Please call the shop for availability and to schedule time with them.

Keep in mind that many of our classes have a three person pre-paid minimum! If you are interested in a class, please go ahead and pre-register as soon as possible so that we can meet those minimums and make sure that we are able to hold the class.


Basic Medicinal Herbalism with Courtney Varnadoe
June 17, 2017 3:00-5:00pm
Learn the basic techniques of traditional medicinal herbalism! We will cover how to properly use, purchase, and store herbs, and the basic hands-on methods of preparing herbs for at-home use. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Pentacle Approach to Wellness in Troubled Times with Heron Michelle
Friday, June 23, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm, $20
This is an introductory workshop in Modern Witchcraft with practical tips for creating a healthy life of happiness and balance, especially during troubled times. Based on her “Pentacle Approach” to wellness on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, will and Spirit, the workshop will include guided meditation and grounding/energy clearing exercises that are practical and beneficial for everyone, regardless of spiritual path or religion. Includes guided meditations.This event is held after shop hours, please arrive prior to 6:00. Doors close at 6:10. All are welcome; minimum 3, maximum 10 attendees. Registrations must be made in advance.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Basic Spiritual Herbalism with Courtney Varnadoe
June 24, 2017 3:00-5:00pm
Learn the basic techniques and thought behind spiritual work with plants from a spiritual naturalist/pagan perspective. We will cover theory and respect of plants when partnering for spiritual work, and basic methods of work in spiritual practice. We will go through a guided meditation to uncover a plant spirit partner. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Learning the Elder Futhark Runes with Nate Varnadoe
July 8, 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm
Learn the names and meanings of the Old Norse runes, the Elder Futhark, as Nate draws connections and parallels to modern as well as ancient ideas and prominent figures. Huge thundering gods, natural events, and comic book characters (lots of them) can all relate back to the basic symbolism of the Runic Alphabet. After learning the names and meanings of each rune, Nate will cover rune spread creation and symbolism, and interpretation. Practice readings will be demonstrated to build familiarity. $40 per person for the four hour workshop, includes the creation of a practice rune set that you can keep. Must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Angels 101 with Angelica Hollunder
July 15, 2017 11:00-2:00 pm
This class is a basic introduction to working with angelic beings, taught by Angelica Hollunder. $25 per person. Must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


The Home Herbalist’s Basic Apothecary with Courtney Varnadoe
July 15, 2017 3-5pm
Learn which herbs are most commonly used in at-home medicinal practice, how to decipher herb uses from text sources, and how to identify which herbs are the best for your own home apothecary! Create your own basic materia medica with herbal uses and information for use. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Laura Tempest Zakroff Author Event, Part 1
July 17th, 2017 5:00-10:00pm
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
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

Click here for the Facebook event page!

Laura Tempest Zakroff Author Event, Part 2
July 17th, 9pm – 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.
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 http://www.lauratempestzakroff.com)

Click here for the Facebook event page!


The Witch’s Basic Apothecary with Courtney Varnadoe
July 22, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm
What herbs should you use in your spiritual practice? How do you identify the traditional and intuitive uses of herbs for your spiritual work? These are the questions we will answer here and more! Learn commonly used herbs for spiritual work, and how to find information about these plants. Create your own list of herbs suited for your personal practice. $25 per person, must have three people registered in advance to hold this class.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Healing the Chakras with Crystals Workshop with Heron Michelle
July, 29th 2:00-4:00 pm, $20
An introductory workshop discussing the energy body and chakra centers, and their connection between physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health. We’ll demonstrate energy healing techniques with color and crystals to facilitate balance and wellness. Includes a guided meditation for clearing and empowerment. All are welcome; minimum 3, maximum 10 attendees. Please register in advance.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Spiritual Home Protection Workshop with Heron Michelle
Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:00-4:00 pm, $20
Join us for this introductory workshop on spiritual techniques to cleanse and sheild a home of baneful energy and unwanted Spirits; including smudging, shielding and warding with herbs, crystals, candles, spell bottles and other folk techniques. Written instructions included. All are welcome; 3 minimum, 10 maximum attendees. Please register in advance.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


Creative Candle Magick Workshop with Heron Michelle
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm
$25, includes materials for a dressed and blessed candle spell.
Candle Magick can be as simple as making a wish over the birthday cake, or as creative and in-depth as your imagination can take you. Explore the many possibilities for the age-old folk magick technique.
All are welcome; 3 minimum, 10 maximum attendees. Please register in advance.

Click here for the Facebook event page!


 

FLASH SALE: All herbs 40% OFF! Bring a jar!

Attention, Sojourners!

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Our shelves are brimming with a colorful, fragrant array of dried plants of all types after our recent restock, and we want the community to benefit from the abundance!

We are have a 40% off FLASH SALE on all of our dried herbs, roots, leaves, flowers, resins, and spices that are sold by the ounce in our bulk jars. This sale lasts through the end of the month of May, so you have until closing on May 31st to take advantage of this sale!

Want to buy herbs, but not sure what to *do* with them when you have them? You’re in luck! Check back later today for a full calendar listing of upcoming classes on herbalism, including basic medicinal herbalism and special topics on the use of herbs! They will last at least a year in an airtight jar out of the sunlight, so there is plenty of time to experiment!

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As always, we highly appreciate if you bring your own containers to take home your herbs! Mason/canning jars are *perfect* for this, as they can be used in a variety of ways even after your herbs are gone, and are cheap, airtight, sterilizable, and last forever and a day if you take care of them! We encourage the use and re-use of containers to cut down on waste for us, and the the waste that harms the environment in general. We will package herbs in any clean, dry container, including but not limited to:

:: Canning/mason jars. (Just had to say it again 😉 )

:: Fancy, witchy, corked glass jars.

:: Recycled food jars (Glass sauce jars are perfect! Baby food jars and spice jars tend to be too small for the full ounce that is our minimum sale, but multiple jars may work!) that have been thoroughly washed and dried. The dishwasher is perfect for sterilizing jars to be recycled!

:: Paper bags that can be sealed in some way (We can seal with tape or staples if you are okay with it.)

:: Tin cans with lids.

:: Ziploc bags.

:: Drawstring muslin/cloth bags.

:: Be creative with your recycling! As long as it is clean and dry, it counts!

As always, if you have any questions pertaining to herbalism or the use of herbs, don’t hestitate to e-mail me at Courtney@thesojo.com, or stop by when I am here in the morning for a chat! ❤ See you soon!

The Sojo News: Apothecary, restocking, classes!

Hello sojourners!

As we hail the early arrival of spring, the shop begins to turn it’s eye towards all things Earthy and herbal. Keep an ear out for developments, hopes, and dreams for our apothecary in the near future…

New Inventory

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Yesterday a box of popular bulk herb restocks arrived, including: Lavender flower, calendula flower, hibiscus flower, chamomile flower, elderberries, juniper berries, bay leaves, mugwort, and valerian root! We also received small packages of culinary spices such as paprika, garam masala, curry powder, and parsley.

All Starwest essential oils are now fully restocked, including lavender and tea tree.

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We have also received some all-natural loofah sponges, and gentle ramie woven soap sacks to extend the shower-life of the organic, handmade soaps we have for sale!

We will be packaging and putting out for sale more tubs of raw, organic shea butter, as the empty tubs arrived yesterday!


Keep Updated

Follow us on Instagram @thesojogreenville, follow us on Facebook, or join our Facebook group “The Sojourner Clubhouse” for immediate, regular updates on new stock, exclusive information, and announcements!


Classes

If you are interested in learning how to make your own incense, natural bath and body products, or different topics in medicinal herbalism, be sure to keep an eye on our schedule as classes will be starting up soon! This is in addition to all of the other great classes we have regularly recurring on our schedule. Below is a list of upcoming classes, but we are constantly adding more!

Saturday, March 11th: Tarot 101//Wands and the Element of Fire

Join us for the third installment of our six-part Tarot series. This class will focus on the suit of wands, sometimes called staves. We will explore how the element of fire is embodied in every card of this suit from the ace, to the King and how each card displays the Hermetic principles of the element. We will discuss astrology and symbolism as they pertain to card meaning and interpretation. This series in beginner friendly, and covers some intermediate topics, so no matter the skill level, all will be welcome! Handouts are included, participants may wish to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks.

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


Sunday, March 12th: Knock Knock!

In this two hour presentation/workshop, Edward Zula talks with participants about the different ways spirits of our loved ones communicate with us from the other side. “Sometimes they knock, play with lights, surprise us with familiar scent, come to us in dreams, and even hide or move objects,” says Edward Zula. “But no matter what it is, we are let wondering if it is spirit and ‘what did it mean ?'” Our desire to understand these messages and find meaning in them is what inspired Edwards to offer this healing workshop. “We want to know if our loved one is just saying hello when they knock a picture off the wall, or if there’s some other meaning. It can leave us frustrated, confused, and worried, which is not very helpful if we are still processing from our grief.”

Entry is 10$ per person. Please call 252-758-7656 to reserve your spot today. Must pay in advance. Limit 20 participants


Saturday, March 25th: Tarot 101//Disks and the Element of Earth

Join us for the fourth installment of our six-part Tarot series. This class will focus on the suit of disks, also called coins or even pentacles. We will explore how the element of earth is embodied in every card of this suit from the ace, to the King and how each card displays the Hermetic principles of the element. We will discuss Hermetics, astrology and symbolism as they pertain to card meaning and interpretation. This series in beginner friendly, and covers some intermediate topics, so no matter the skill level, all will be welcome! Handouts are included, participants may wish to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks.

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


Friday, March 31st: Sojo’s 8th Anniversary Party!

Lady Sojo’s doors opened for her first day of business on March 28th, 2009! My, how the last 8 years have flown by!

Join us for her 8th Birthday party on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm. We’ll have snacks and birthday cake to share, and you are welcome to BYOB. Bring your drum for a drum circle! Let’s celebrate the miracle of an “old” metaphysical shop!


Saturday, April 1st: Incense Making Workshop//Rolled Sticks and Cones

$25 per person, 12:00 – 2:00
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.


 

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: Henna, Witchcraft, Herbs!

 Welcome Back, Sojourners!

We are so very glad to all your shiny faces back in Greenville and browsing the shop after this long, hot summer. Come and see us this week through Friday night for 20% off all Stones and Crystals.

Come in to see what the new semester holds with a Tarot Card reading!
Friday, August 12, 6:00-9:00 pm
Reiki Energy Healing and Tarot Readings with Liz Merritt
By appointment or walk-in, $30/half hour.

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If its in a jar, it is 20% off August 20-26!

Saturday, August 20, 2016,
We switch to 20% off all our bulk herbs.

11:00-3:00 Heron will be outside offering complimentary Henna Body Art to ECU students, as part of the Greek Life Welcome Back events sponsored by the University.

3:15-5:00:  Witchcraft 102: Charge of the Goddess, Celebrating the Moon
$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.

We’ve begun our restocking frenzy for the Fall semester and many books, stones and crystals, tapestries and incense sticks are already on their way. Check back over the next weeks to see what new wonders we have found.

See you soon!
~Heron Michelle


Upcoming Events:

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.

First Friday of every month, 6:00-9:00, Sept 2.
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 divination services available.

Reiki Level 2 with Angellica
Saturday, September 10, 2016
11:30-6:00.
$100 Please Register in advance as space is limited.
This level two Reiki class furthers the skills of the Reiki practitioner with additional symbols, distance healing techniques and attention to emotional healing. 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

Sept. 17-18, Pagan Pride Festival in Raleigh. www.cncppd.org

September 23, 6:00-7:00 pm Guided Meditation with Heron, $10
Exploring our Universal interconnection through Divine Love.

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 paten for personal balance and empowerment within nature.

Psychic Reading and Healing Fair
October 14-16


Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday 10:00-9:00
Saturday 10:00-6:00
Sunday 1:00-6:00

Full calendar of events on our webpage; follow our blog and receive newsletters by email. Follow us on our Facebook page and Twitter @thesojourner1
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The Sojo News: Drum Circle, Anointing Oil Sale, Witchcraft 101 Class

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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!

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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.

 


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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: Jewelry Sale, Holiday Closings, Papyrus!

Hello Sojourners!
This week’s Summer Sale includes 20% off all of our regular Jewelry, including all the silver and stone pieces (but excluding consignment items.) The sale runs through Friday night during our  Drum circle and party. Come hang out with Liz and Heron, make some joyful noise, get your tarot cards read, or be beautified with some henna body art from 6:00-9:00. Pot-luck snacks and drinks are welcome

Happy Independence Day! In order to slim down our overhead expenses, this weekend we will be closed for the holiday on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th. I do hope you all have a fun and safe holiday and will stop by on Saturday to stock up!

This week, we are excited to add to our consignment inventory some beautiful Egyptian Papyrus paintings with various scenes of their Gods and mythology. Large $75, Small $10. Scroll to the bottom of this email to see more images.

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Our Summer Survival T-shirt campaign is on-going through July 8th. You can order a regular T-shirt in short and long sleeves, hoodies, women’s T’s and tanks in both forest green and black. We are hoping to sell 100! Aim high, and let the Universe surprise us, yes? The profits go to help us get our new web-shop up and running! We appreciate your support!


Crystal Magick 101 with Heron Michelle
Saturday July 9, 12:00-2:00
$20, registered in advance
Learn the basics of incorporating stones and crystals into energy work and spells to create beneficial change in your life. This is a hands-on introduction to a variety of stones, their metaphysical properties, how to utilize their powers through the seven levels of consciousness and health via the Chakra energy system of the human body/spirit connection. Please register by Thursday July 7.


Incense Making Workshop: Kyphi Incense with Courtney Varnadoe
July 16, 12:00-2:00 pm
$25 per person, register in advance.
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.


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Book Sale!: Top Three Summer Picks

We’ve hit one of my favorite weeks of the summer sale: Books! Glorious, crisp, brand-spanking-new books, discounted without the mega-corporate stench of big retailers. The Sojourner will be giving 20% off all books and calendars through Friday night, making this a great opportunity to stock up for summer reading and crafting (Of all sorts!)

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We have a large and varied selection of specialty books, on topics such as paganism, wicca, druidism, asatru, herbalism, shamanism, tarot, runes, meditation, crystals, and many more! Definitely the largest selection of occult books in Greenville, NC!

Summer, to me, screams “Plant! Create! Prepare!” The Earth is overflowing with an abundance of plant life in our backyards, parks, forest paths, and wild places, providing so that we may thrive now and prepare for the barrenness of the winter months to come. There is no better time to brush up on herb craft while you are harvesting, drying, and daydreaming of fully stocked apothecary shelves! I also like to think ahead to the coming late-summer and autumnal sabbats and festivals, giving myself time to create and prepare meaningful celebrations and activities for friends and family.

So, prepare yourselves: Here are my top three user-friendly summer reading picks! (If I had the time it’d be top thirty!)

#1: Llewellyn’s 2016 Herbal Almanac: Herbs for Growing & Gathering, Cooking & Crafts, Health & Beauty, History, Myth & Lore

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Llewellyn has a wide and varied array of yearly almanacs, for topics ranging from astrology to magic to sabbats, and my favorite: Herbs! This almanac is full-t0-the-brim with crafts, activities, information, and articles perfectly relevant to this abundant time of year. It is organized into thirty short, interesting articles that are great for readers who prefer occasional reading. The instructions for the crafts are clear and concise, and often written by notable, published authors in the pagan community. It is priced at $11.99, and is a must for anyone looking to fit herbalism into their summer schedule!

#2: The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, & Brews by Scott Cunningham

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Scott Cunningham is widely regarded as one of the most accessible authors in the pagan community. This book is a classic for those looking to create their own incenses, anointing oils, bath salts, inks, sachets, ointments, and more, all with a spiritual purpose and meaning. This book is a compendium of recipes, making it a great expansion for those who may already own the Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs or Magical Aromatherapy by Cunningham as well. Be prepared to put those plants to use when you crack this one open! Cunningham’s books are also well-known for being well-priced, and when you apply our sale to the cover price of $16.95, it’s hard to pass up!

#3: Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials Series: Lughnasadh: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Lammas

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Llewellyn has recently created a line of adorable, pocket-sized reference books for each sabbat, and I find them invaluable for quick information when needed! Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is the next sabbat approaching us, and this little book is packed with history, references, ideas, and suggestions to flesh out your celebration! For those who like to procrastinate, it also contains a couple of pre-written ritual celebrations for those practicing alone or with a group, including written invocations and prayers. For those going the less formal route, recipes, crafts, and activities are also detailed to make the day special without a bunch of fuss! I really cannot recommend this little series enough, especially for pagan parents seeking to explain and celebrate the sabbats with children who need a basic introduction. At $11.99, it’s worth a look!

The summer is our slowest time of year, so please consider stopping by and checking out what we have to offer. Comfy chairs and good smells free of charge. 😉

Happy reading!

Courtney