Sigil Witchery Workshop with Laura Tempest Zakroff on Thursday!

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 4th, The Sojourner welcomes Llewellyn author of 4 books on Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Laura Tempest Zakroff!

We still have a few spaces available for the Sigil Witchery workshop, but they are filling up fast, so please call 252-758-SOJO (7656) to register for your seat, ASAP.

Tempest’s musical partner Nathaniel Johnstone will serenade us during her free book signing that begins at 4:00 pm. We will have her books, Sigil Witchery and The Witch’s Cauldron, available for sale. Her artwork will also be available for purchase.

The workshop will follow from 6:00-8:00; during which the shop doors will be closed for this private event.

The Art of Sigil Witchery: Workshop, $30

Sigils are magical symbols that are designed to influence ourselves and the world around us. Explore a fresh, innovative and intuitive approach to crafting your own designs. Tracing through history, art, and culture, we’ll look at the basic elements that make up all symbols, consider meanings, and see how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice. Bring a writing implement and notebook.

About the Author:

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, and designer. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac, Ltd.

She has two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide: The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels (May 2017) and Sigil Witchery: A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols (January 2018) with two more on the way – The Witch’s Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey – November 2018) and Weave The Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft (January 2019). Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats.

Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com

The Art of Sigil Witchery Workshop and Book signing with Laura Tempest Zakroff

The Sojourner welcomes Llewellyn author of 4 books on Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Laura Tempest Zakroff!

Her tour brings her through Greenville on Thursday, October 4th.  Her musical partner Nathaniel Johnstone will serenade us during her free book signing that begins at 4:00 pm. We will have her books and artwork available for purchase.

The workshop will follow from 6:00-8:00. Seating is limited, please register in advance by calling 252-758-7656

The Art of Sigil Witchery: Workshop, $30

Sigils are magical symbols that are designed to influence ourselves and the world around us. Explore a fresh, innovative and intuitive approach to crafting your own designs. Tracing through history, art, and culture, we’ll look at the basic elements that make up all symbols, consider meanings, and see how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice. Bring a writing implement and notebook.

About the Author:

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, and designer. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac, Ltd.

She has two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide: The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels (May 2017) and Sigil Witchery: A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols (January 2018) with two more on the way – The Witch’s Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey – November 2018) and Weave The Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft (January 2019). Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats.

Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com

Laura Tempest Zakroff, Author and Bellydancer, at the Sojourner!

Happy Independence Day, Sojourners!

I hope you all had a safe and happy celebration of our nation’s radical declaration of Independence from the unjust governance by Great Britain 241 years ago. May the spirit of revolution continue toward the creation of a society that consistently offers life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all people equally.

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Emma Lazarus

Like our Lady Liberty, we at the Sojourner intend to keep our lamp raised to welcome our Sojourners still yearning to breathe free in our own country.

Laura Tempest Zakroff comes to town!

MONDAY, July 17th,  Llewellyn author, Patheos Pagan blogger, and internationally renown bellydancer LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF arrives on book tour all the way from Seattle, Washington. We do hope you will all come out to greet her, buy a copy of her new book for signing, and attend her workshop and performance that night. We have a big stack of her books for purchase and signing!

We are teaming up with the good people at Crave Restaurant and Bar (across the street) to host the workshop and concert portion of this event. Plan to have dinner and drinks at Crave that night in gratitude of their awesomeness in hosting this event. We are now taking registrations at the Sojourner for the workshop and performance, $35.

If you can only attend the performance at 9:00, $10 entry fee will be taken at the door. Thanks for your ongoing support!

~Heron Michelle, Owner of the Sojourner

Event Schedule: Monday, July 17th

5:00-6:30 – The Witch’s Cauldron – Meet the Author and Book Signing
Free and open to the public, held at The Sojourner
414 Evans Street

7:00-8:30 – Stirring the Cauldron Workshop
$35 including performance
Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street

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.

About the Author:

Laura Tempest Zakroff – Author of The Witch’s Cauldron

Laura Tempest Zakroff can be described as a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, muse, mythpunk, teacher, and witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs.

As Tempest, she has been a major pioneer of fusion bellydance for over fifteen years. Her fascination with sacred and ritual dance lead her to bellydance, and she strives to help others connect mind, body, and spirit through movement.

Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac.

The Witch’s Cauldron is her first book, with a second book on sigil witchery due out in 2018. Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats. Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com


About the Book: The Witch’s Cauldron:
The Craft,

Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide from The Witch’s Tools Series (#6)


Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the witch’s cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this book provides valuable information for witches of all ages and skill levels. Explore the history and development of the cauldron as well as the cauldron’s role in lore and mythology. Find unconventional cauldrons already in your home and perform some old world witchery. You’ll see the possibilities of this wonderful tool are endless, and it may just become your favorite.

 

Workshop: Stirring The Cauldron: A Ritual Exploration of Movement

7:00-8:30 – $35 including performance – Please register in advance at The Sojourner
Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street

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
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The Mechanist and the Star Goddess performing in Greenville NC July 17. 2017

The Mechanist and the Star Goddess

 

The Mechanist & The Star Goddess: Concert and Bellydance Performance

9:00-10:00  $10 entry fee
Held at Crave Restaurant and Bar, 409 Evans Street.
Please join them for dinner and drinks before the concert!
Co-hosted by The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions

The Mechanist & The Star Goddess is a dynamic music & dance project with Tempest, Nathaniel Johnstone, and Davis Petterson. They create improvised music and dance on the spot, inspired in the moment – as well songs from the repertoire of the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. The project title/inspiration evokes the exploration of the liminal space between the confines of the precise concrete world and the limitless divine.

Tempest is a world-renown bellydance performer and instructor, focusing on sacred and darkly inspired fusions that pull from the traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. She is also an artist, author, blogger, and designer (see www.lauratempestzakroff.com)

Nathaniel Johnstone is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso (violin, viola, guitar, banjo, mandolin) whose music pulls from myth, fantasy, and folklore with a vibrant sound crosses boundaries & borders, resulting in a blend of multicultural folk rock.
(www.nathanieljohnstone.com)

Davis Petterson is an Atlanta G.A. based drummer who has performed and recorded with groups such as The Ghosts Project, Juliana Finch, The Sweet Meat Love And Holy Cult, and The Changelings.

Project Website: http://nathanieljohnstone.com/tm-tsg.html Project FB Page: http://fb.me/TheMechanistandTheStarGoddess

The Sojo News!

Greetings, Sojourners!

Happy Beltane to those who celebrate it today, and in the coming weeks!<3

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A lot has been happening around the shop in the past few weeks!

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First of all, we’d like to introduce our newest employee: Jupiter! He is bringing to the team his expertise in Astrology, Tarot Card Reading, Yoga, Witchcraft, Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming, and Hoodoo root work. Jupiter is a seriously interesting person and I know he’ll be a big help to our customers. In addition to shopkeeping, he will be teaching classes, and is available to see clients for readings and workings. See below under events and classes for his availability for rootwork and astrology readings!

New items are in stock, with more to come! We have been busy rearranging our displays to accommodate our reorganization and product expansion, and we can’t wait for you to come and check it out. We are also phasing out of clothing sales; All of our remaining clothing items are at least 30% off, and we are selling our display mannequins too! If you are interested in the displays, please e-mail me at courtney@thesojo.com for details.

We recently received a big order of books, and one of two new orders of bumper stickers. Among the new books is Laura Tempest Zakroff’s book The Witch’s Cauldron. Laura will be here in July for a book signing and workshop! Pick up your copy soon! 🙂

The new bumper stickers are more politically current than we have had in a long while, and fill the request for more “inflammatory” points of view, to quote a few customers. We are happy to oblige! In times like these, it’s important for the world to know that there are people out there (LOTS of people) who are supporting and fighting for rights, environmental protection, equality, and peace.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Every Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Jupiter is in the shop every Thursday from 3:00-6:00 and Saturday 10:00-1:30, taking appointments and walk-ins for Astrology Natal Chart readings and consultations, Tarot Card readings and Hoodoo Folk Magick, also known as “root work.” Call the shop at 252-758-7656 to schedule your appointment.

Reading rate: $40/half hour, $75/hour
Root Work: $100 plus materials


Saturday, June 3rd 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn how to create your own rolled stick and cone incense from natural plant materials. Come prepared to use your hands and leave with your own handmade incense, including the instructions for continuing to make your own at home. All materials are included in the class fee.

$25 per person


Saturday, June 10th 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Learn a bit of history and how to create a modern approximation of egyptian kyphi incense. Come prepared to use your hands and get messy, and leave with a good amount of your own recipe for kyphi incense pellets. All materials included in class fee.

$25 per person


Monday, July 17th – Laura Tempest Zakroff  book signing, workshop, and concert!

5:00-6:30 – The Witch’s Cauldron – Meet the Author and Book Signing (Free and open to the public, at The Sojourner)
7:00-8:30 – Stirring the Cauldron Workshop ($35 including performance) Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street
9:00-10:00 – pm Mini concert: The Mechanist & The Star Goddess ($10 for performance only) At Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street, open to the public.

About the Author:
Laura Tempest Zakroff can be described as a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, muse, mythpunk, teacher, and witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. As Tempest, she has been a major pioneer of fusion bellydance for over fifteen years. Her fascination with sacred and ritual dance lead her to bellydance, and she strives to help others connect mind, body, and spirit through movement. Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac. The Witch’s Cauldron is her first book, with a second book on sigil witchery due out in 2018. Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats. Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com

About the Book:

The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels

Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the witch’s cauldron. From blessing and using your cauldron in ritual to practicing kitchen witchery with it, this book provides valuable information for witches of all ages and skill levels. Explore the history and development of the cauldron as well as the cauldron’s role in lore and mythology. Find unconventional cauldrons already in your home and perform some old world witchery. You’ll see the possibilities of this wonderful tool are endless, and it may just become your favorite.

Workshop:
Stirring The Cauldron: A Ritual Exploration of Movement
Movement is a key element to connecting the mind, body, and spirit. The more we can shift from static to active practice, the more embodied our magick and other metaphysical experiences become. In this ritual-meets-workshop, we’ll focus on how to incorporate dance elements into your practice regardless of age, ability, experience, or tradition, using the metaphorical cauldron as our guide

Mini Concert:
The Mechanist & The Star Goddess is a dynamic music & dance project with Tempest, Nathaniel Johnstone, and Davis Petterson. They create improvised music and dance on the spot, inspired in the moment – as well songs from the repertoire of the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. The project title/inspiration evokes the exploration of the liminal space between the confines of the precise concrete world and the limitless divine. Tempest is a world-renown bellydance performer and instructor, focusing on sacred and darkly inspired fusions that pull from the traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. She is also an artist, author, blogger, and designer (see www.lauratempestzakroff.com)

Nathaniel Johnstone is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso (violin, viola, guitar, banjo, mandolin) whose music pulls from myth, fantasy, and folklore with a vibrant sound crosses boundaries & borders, resulting in a blend of multicultural folk rock.
(www.nathanieljohnstone.com)

Davis Petterson is an Atlanta G.A. based drummer who has performed and recorded with groups such as The Ghosts Project, Juliana Finch, The Sweet Meat Love And Holy Cult, and The Changelings.

Project Website: http://nathanieljohnstone.com/tm-tsg.html Project FB Page: http://fb.me/TheMechanistandTheStarGoddess