Happy Holidays, Sojourners! Palms, Gifts, Parades!

Happy Holidays, Sojourners!

There are many exciting events in Uptown this season, and we will remain open until 8:00 on Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas so that you can step in to visit, shop and let us wrap your gifts.

Hand-blended by Heron, a loose incense of cedar, juniper, cinnamon, clove, and frankincense, to bless and purify your homes, and fill them with the scents of the winter season. Great for Yule Logs, too!

Tarot and Palm Readings

Saturday from 12:00-8:00 Brandon is back in the shop taking walk-ins for Palm Readings for $25.
Thursdays from 12:00-5:00 Heron is available by appointment for Tarot Card Readings $40 (half hour) and Reiki Energy Healing Sessions with Crystals, for $75 (1 hour)

Public Restroom Available with Diaper Changing Table

Whenever you are in Uptown for the Parade or other street events, remember that we have a public restroom that you are welcome to use; don’t feel like you have to purchase anything. Come in for a dose of peace, delightful fragrances and interesting conversation – free of charge!

Loyalty Club Gift Drawings!

Loyalty Club Gift Drawings every day until Christmas!

Did you know that every time you use a full loyalty card during the year, we collect them in a big cauldron? When we get to December we hold a drawing with these cards (every one with a name and phone number!) every day through Christmas eve. Each day someone lucky gets a bag *full* of Sojo goodies with a retail vaue that starts at $30 and goes up from there! There’s sill time to use your cards and get them into the cauldron!

Gift Ideas! Stone Mala Bracelets with Information Card

Beautiful, authentic gemstone bracelets like these (packed with an illustrated information card, in a snazzy black box with a metallic bow band) could be ready for gifting starting at $7.49 plus $1.50 gift wrap charge.

New Merchandise!

New statuary is in now in stock, including Egyptian, Norse, and Celtic deities and SO MUCH SILVER JEWELRY!  We’ve just placed orders for more tarot and oracle cards, HooDoo spiritual supplies, restocks of intention candles and oils, pewter pendants and rings, tapestries and table cloths, many new altar tools, and two new lines of all-natural incense. A happy stocking is filled with magick from the Sojourner!

TONIGHT!  Greenville Gives at 5-points plaza; The Sojourner will be open until 8:00!

Kick off the holidays at the annual tree lighting and donation collection to benefit those in need in the Greenville area! Enjoy crafts, free treats, horse-drawn carriage rides, community performances, and a holiday market. Listen along as Mayor Connelly reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and see everyone’s favorite special guests, Mr & Mrs. Claus!

When: Friday! December 7th
Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Where: Five Points Plaza

More information

Saturday! ANNUAL GREENVILLE HOLIDAY PARADE

Get in the holiday spirit at the 2018 Greenville Holiday Parade! Watch numerous Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops, several high school bands as well as local groups merchants march through Uptown Greenville. This years theme is Elves on Evans!

Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Evans Street, Uptown Greenville

More Information

Jonathan Stivers Bowling’s Pan sculpture is all dolled up as our Winter King! Please vote for us in the store front competition!

STOREFRONT DECORATING COMPETITION

The theme of this year’s contest is “Bright Lights, City Nights.”  The Sojourner is competing for this year’s prize. Have you seen our jaunty Pan, King of the Winter Solstice and our decorated arbor and windows? Please vote for the Sojourner!
May all your holidays be Merry and Bright!
~Heron, Courtney and Jupiter

Sojo Vends at the Profound Sound Festival in Tarboro, Oct. 19-21

Profound Sound Festival and Retreat

The Sojourner will be vending at this excellent event! Join us there. See ticket links and discount codes below.

Buy Ticket at this sales page . Discount Code 090318 for a 10% discount through September.
Saint Anne’s Web site- stanneschapel.com
FaceBook Event page Profound Sound Festival/Retreat.

Enjoy relaxing, stress-reducing sensory experiences Oct. 19-21, 2018 during the Profound Sound Festival/Retreat at Saint Anne’s Chapel in Tarboro.

You will enjoy the charismatic Pranavam Das (Lipbone Redding) as he brings his musical talents to the creation of “Sonic Prana.” In the physical body, prana is the vital breath that sustains life and manifests as thought, bodily function, and physical action. In the cosmos, prana is the sum total of all primal energy that manifests as motion, gravitation, magnetism, etc. Redding, a North Carolina native, is an accomplished musician, recording artist and entertainer. He tours the country blessing audiences with vocal and musical skills.

Festival participants will also enjoy the bucolic setting of Saint Anne’s Chapel, nestled away in a quiet grove, far from the distractions of our daily lives. Music will also be provided by the stars of Saint Anne’s sacred music: John Westmoreland, Gabriel Pelli, Will Ridenour, Raven Wolf, Daran Wallman, Greg Whitt and more. There will be sound baths, drum circles, kirtan, Native American flute, sonic prana, singing bowls, didgeridoos, chanting, breathwork, tuning forks, ecstatic dance and more cowbell!

There will also be energy healers of many different modalities available for one on one sessions, artist of esoteric art, vendors of alternative wares and workshops on many areas of healing, sound and sustainability. We will be offering Yoga, Tai Chi, Poi, juggling and a ongoing meditation space to help quiet the mind.

While at the event you can bathe in the woods while walking the nature trail or the labyrinth. Overnight tent camping is available and a bonfire on Friday and Saturday night. Food trucks with emphasis on vegetarian and vegan food.

Built in 1920 as an Episcopal mission church, Saint Anne’s today serves as a beacon of community and connection. No longer host to weekly services, the Chapel is available for rental throughout the year. The Chapel has been the venue of choice for countless weddings, parties, reunions, and retreats.

Nestled in Tarboro, North Carolina, Saint Anne’s is an hour east of Raleigh and 35 minutes north of Greenville. Situated half-way between the beach and the Triangle, Saint Anne’s is the perfect location for your special event!

Go to website www.stanneschapel.com and click on Profound Sound Festival.

No Pets Please. Bring a yoga mat and a folding lawn chair.

Interested in vending? Message them!

See you there,

~The Sojourner

Reserve your Energy Healing Session at The Sojourner!

Sojourner Healing and Wellness Fair

Join us this Saturday, September 8th from 10-6:00 at The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions in Greenville, NC for a day-long healing event! Call today to reserve your private appointment with one of our healers: $30/half-hour sessions. $60/hour-long 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.

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Private alternative healing services!

  • Reiki energy healing
  • Crystal healing
  • Individual guided meditation
  • Energy clearing
  • Demonstrations and information on in-store goods all day long
  • Quick sage smudging outside for donations!
  • Samples of Courtney’s Elderberry Syrup and Herbal Teas available.

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!

Reserve your session by calling 252-758-7656

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

The Sojo News: First Friday Drum Circles, Closed Memorial Day

Happy Summer, Sojourners!

Happy Memorial Day! The shop will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday, May 28th. We also wish Jupiter Melchizedek a very happy upcoming birthday!

Starting Friday, June 1st during the First Friday Art Walk, (6:30-until) we welcome Love Joy Drumming in partnership to host a drumming circle, free to all. When the weather is nice, find them across from the Sojourner in the grassy lot on Evans street (where the hammocks are located.) Alternate rain location is inside the Sojourner. We will be open until 9:00 during First Fridays throughout the summer.

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap in liquid and bars – 6 scents

We are packed to the rafters in beautiful new merchandise to kick off the summer. Natural locally-made soaps, bug repellents, and bite soother spray is a must have around these parts. We’ve expanded our apothecary to include 6 scents of Dr. Bronner’s Castile soaps in both liquid and bar form.

Natural Bug repellents at The Sojourner

While you are enjoying the outdoors, remember that burning Ceremonial White sage is a deterrent to uninvited guests at the cook-out, namely the mosquitoes, and we have plenty!

Ceremonial White Sage bundles to repel banefulness of all sorts – especially mosquitoes!

Books and decks are fully stocked, and we have an abundance of beautiful statuary, including most of the Greek Gods of Olympus, and many Norse, Celtic, Hindu, Buddhist and Egyptian Deities.

Egyptian Statuary at The Sojourner

Prisms, dream catchers, light catchers and wind chimes are a lovely addition to the windows and patios this season.  Lanterns, bamboo wind chimes, crystal prisms and strands of bells adorn every arbor of the shop this season!

Dream, Light and Wind Catchers at The Sojourner

Shoyeido all-natural Japanese incense is now back in stock! We have restocked favorites from their daily incense line (Including Nokiba/Moss Garden, the most popular) Kyoto Moon, Zen incense, and Jewel series, along with incense ash, bamboo charcoal, and ceramic incense bowls. We also have a new boxed incense to try, Madoka, which is formulated to produce less smoke than other incenses. This brand is truly high quality and my absolute favorite, and I have been proud to watch our selection grow over the years! You have to come try it out if you haven’t!

Shoyeido Incense restocked at The Sojourner

A note: Yes, these incenses are around $5-$6 for a standard box. They contain no synthetic ingredients or smelly charcoal/saltpeter. However: They contain 35 or more sticks per box! In comparison to our $2.00 eight count boxes of nag champa, they are the higher quality *and* the better deal! 🙂 Something to consider when making your next purchase.

Shipments expected this week:

  • New stones in tumbled, raw and flats of specimens
  • 4mm and 8mm stone bracelets in many new varieties
  • Back-flow incense cones and new burners

Come see us soon!

The Sojo News: THIS WEEKEND Psychic Reading and Healing Fair

Hello Sojourners!
We dearly hope that you have all come safely through the storms of Hurricane Matthew, and are safe from the on-going flooding. If you work magick and can join me in an on-going spell of protection, click over to my Witch on Fire blog for instructions: Gods Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise: A Spell Against Flood Damage.

The shop in Greenville is safe and dry, and we are proceeding with the Psychic Reading and Healing fair this weekend, but sadly, due to all the uncertainty of the storm, we have very few appointments made so far. <<sad face>>

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, if you are able to safely attend one of our special events this weekend, grab a few friends and come enjoy! We need to HEAR FROM YOU if you plan to attend the Pendulum class or Tea-leaf reading party, or would like a private reading or healing session with one of our talented providers. We may trim down the schedule based on response, so call 252-758-7656 ASAP.

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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.
$40/half hour and $75/hour. Schedule a private appointment!


 Or here is the DEAL:
Buy 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!
Schedule:
Friday 5:00-9:00
Heron Michelle – Tarot Card Readings
Real World Reiki – Energy Healing Services
Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry

Saturday
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Pendulum Divination Class and Readings: $30, Seats 10, Learn how to do simple divination to receive answers with a pendulum and receive private interpretations with Webweaver.
11:00-2:00 Echelon Spiritual Services – Reiki/Crystal Healing, and Psychic Readings 2:30-5:30 Liz Merritt – Tarot Card Reading and Reiki Energy Healing
1:00-5:00 Jupiter Melchizedek – Natal Astrology

6:00-9:00 Energy Worx – Angel Oracle Card Readings and Reiki Energy Healing
Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry
6:00-7:00 pm, and 8:00-9:00 pm: Tea-Leaf Reading Parties
Enjoy a cup of tea in spooky Victorian fashion, learn about tasseomancy, and receive private interpretations by Courtney Varnadoe. �

Sunday 1:30-5:30
Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry
Aileen Peterson – Kundalini Reiki, Sound healing, Crystal Healing

Professional Bios and Descriptions:
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.”
Contact: lighttouchreiki.magickalbits@gmail.com”
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 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/WitchonFire. She will be offering 10 card Tarot Readings using the Thoth Deck. Sessions last 30 minutes.”
Contact: michelle@thesojo.com
 

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. ”
Contact: Liz@thesojo.com

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.”
Contact: Courtney@thesojo.com
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, jess@realworldreiki.com
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: 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.

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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.”
Contact: lighttouchreiki.magickalbits@gmail.com”
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 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/WitchonFire. She will be offering 10 card Tarot Readings using the Thoth Deck. Sessions last 30 minutes.”
Contact: michelle@thesojo.com
 

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. ”

Contact: Liz@thesojo.com

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.”
Contact: Courtney@thesojo.com
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, jess@realworldreiki.com
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.”


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Psychic Reading and Healing Fair October 14-16

psychic-fair-2016All weekend the shop will host a variety of Psychics, Diviners, and Healers ready to see clients by appointment or walk-in.

Friday night 5:00-9:00
Saturday 11:00-9:00
Sunday 1:30-5:30.

New Service Rates Starting October 1, 2016

For eight years now, the base rate for services at The Sojourner has been $30/half hour  or a base rate of $1/minute.  However, this fell way below the standard local rate for services of this kind.  It’s past time for a cost of living increase!

Starting October 1, our standard service cost will become $40/half hour and $75/hour.

However, during our Psychic Reading and Healing Fair we encourage you to explore new experiences and modalities, so we are offering a “Sampler Ticket” at the old rate.

  • Sample Tickets for $60 redeem for two sessions:
  • a 30 minute session with the Reiki Energy healer of your choice.
  • and 30 minute private session with the Psychic of your choice
  • OR you may attend an hour long Pendulum Reading class, or a Tea-leaf reading party.

We are also booking for individual sessions at $40 and $75, with many options for style of psychic reading and a variety of healing modalities. Remember that the loger the session, the more thorough and effective the experience can be.

Appointments will be scheduled throughout the weekend, and we’ll take walk-ins as we are able. Book your appointment early!

So far, we have scheduled the following professionals:

Angelica – Energy Worx and The Sojo Circle- Angel Oracle Card Readings and Reiki Energy Healing

Aileen Peterson – Kundalini Reiki, Sound healing, Crystal Healing

Courtney Varnadoe – The Sojourner – Tea Leaf Reading Parties and interpretations

Edward Zula – Spiritual Mediumship and Psychometry

Heron MichelleThe Sojo Circle – Tarot Card Readings

Jessica Gammell-Bennett – Real World Reiki Healing – Reiki Energy Healings

Jupiter Melchizedek – The Sojo Circle – Astrology Natal Chart readings

Liz MerrittThe Sojo Circle -Tarot Card Reading and Reiki Energy Healing

Preston Craddock – Echelon Spiritual Services and The Sojo Circle- Reiki Energy, Crystal Healing, and Psychic Readings

Webweaver – The Sojo Circle – Pendulum Divination Class and interpretations.

With this event, we hope to spread awareness of some of our outside practitioners, and the the many services we offer at the Sojo to support your healing journeys.

The members of the Sojo Circle are also contributing their fees as a fundraiser for their coven’s Education Fund, which aids in the responsible training of our communities witches and clergy. To further that goal, crystal waters, refreshing herbal lemonade drinks and witchy baked goods will be available by donation, offered by the witches of The Sojo Circle.

Call 252-758-7656 to book your appointments!

 

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

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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!

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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.

 


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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