The Best Sojo Summer Yet!

Thank you, Sojourners!

Thanks to your AMAZING patronage this year, the shop’s business is booming like never before! This means that we can fill her to the rafters with exotic new treasures. Our only problems now is figuring out where to put it all! Save us from our plight, by giving these beautiful things a new home with you!

Large Citrine, Celestite, Amethyst Specimens

Trade Show Adventures

In June we went on an epic shopping adventure to the International New Age Trade Show in Denver, Colorado. There I found many new vendors and artists from all over the world. Those goods are now arriving!  There were so many that I scheduled shipments now through October.

We already have in stock:

  • Sustainably harvested Palo Santo wood, incense pyramids, room sprays and soaps.
  • Himalayan jewelry with Buddhist and Hindu themes
  • Sterling Silver and Stone rings, pendants and earrings, especially Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite and Indian Turquoise
  • Singing bowls, Tingsha and brass Deity Statues from Nepal
  • Stainless Steel chains and water-proof chambered pendants to carry spells, prayers or ashes.
  • Stone, sacred wood and Rudraksha malas.
  • Exotic Feather, crystal and horn-handled fans made in Kentucky
  • Magnetic I-ching divination tools
  • Turkish Tapestries in many colorful and ethereal designs, perfect to hang on the wall of a dorm room or sacred space.
  • Etched selenite palm stones and slabs from Fractalista (See video below)
  • SO MANY CRYSTALS!

In the coming weeks, we expect to arrive:

  • Hundreds of new esoteric books from three new publishers
  • SO MANY new tarot decks and divination systems
  • aromatherapy sprays that smell amazing
  • leather journals in new designs, sizes and colors
  • Hand carved and painted Retablos, saint and angel icons, by ECU art grad Lynn Garlick
  • Hand-crafted jewelry with bind runes, Celtic, astrology and chakra symbols
  • Deity Shrine images, cards and prints from renowned witch, author and artist Laura Tempest Zakroff.

Malachite, Fluorite and Coque Feather fan on quartz handle

New Stones and Crystals

Especially exciting are all the new stones and crystals.  These are just a few of the varieties we’ve never carried before. We invite you to come in to enjoy the air conditioning, aromas and energies of all these new crystal friends.

Come see for yourself! We are open Monday through Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

~Heron Michelle

Sojourner’s 9th Birthday Party: 30% OFF Sales!

Party Time, Sojourners!

We opened the doors of The Sojourner 9 years ago this week… and these last 6 months we’ve enjoyed great success, thanks to you! Let’s celebrate!

You are invited to Lady Sojo’s 9th birthday party to enjoy music with DJ Lipbone Redding. Bring the family, tell all your friends! We’ll have food and drink, and you are welcome to contribute anything to the spread, pot-luck style.

Jupiter will have his tarot cards to offer readings – walkin’s welcome. $40 for the 10 card spread.

Door prizes will be drawn at 9:30! Must be present to win!

To say thank you for your excellent patronage, come check out our SALES the rest of March, starting TODAY! Every few days we’ll discount more things. Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, THE WHOLE store will be 30% OFF! Which is handy because we currently have so much new merchandise we don’t know where to put it all. 🙂

New Merchandise:

  • SO MUCH INCENSE! Stick, cone, rope, loose…
  • Incense holders and burners of all styles; candle holders of all kinds.
  • Stones and Crystals in tumbled, raw, specimens, spheres, wands, chakra sets…
  • Special new stone varieties just in from Brazil: Tangerine quartz, tri-color kyanite, super 7, lepidolite slices, amethyst, morganite, hiddenite, andalusite, amblygonite, alexandrite, imperial topaz, blue topaz and Aquamarine
  • Gemstone mala-style bracelets in 50 different stones, offering 4 mm and 8 mm sizes
  • Twice as much pewter, sterling silver and gemstone jewelry than we’ve ever had before: pendants, rings, dangly and stud earrings!
  • Chakra EVERYTHING. Seriously, if it can be made in rainbow colors with Chakra mandalas, we now carry it. lol
  • Dream Catchers like crazy.
  • Altar goods for ceremonies in many styles.
  • Tarot Cards, rune sets, spirit boards and pendulums for days.
  • wind chimes, strings of bells…

The Sojourner Spring Arbor 2018

Come see us!

~Heron Michelle, Courtney, Jupiter

The Sojo News: Stones, Tarot, Reiki, Astrology, Mediumship

Hello Sojourners!

Happy early spring! Our windows and arbors are redressed for the season, and so much new merchandise is now restocked! Many new raw and tumbled stones, including large specimens, books (new and used), silver jewelry, and incense!

We also have new hematite rings, mixed stone bands, and midnight lace obsidian bands. There is more arriving every day, and many upcoming classes and meditations to check out. Our readers and healers are available for private appointments, too. Call us for an appointment at 252-758-7656. Come see us!
~Heron Michelle

Spring Arbor 2017

Spring Arbor 2017

Upcoming Events:

Friday 6:00 Meditation with Heron to explore the Realms of Water and Earth, $10


Tarot 101 Series: Learning to Read the Cards with Liz Merritt

This series in beginner friendly, and also covers some intermediate topics, so not matter the skill level, all will be welcome! Handouts are included, participants may wish to bring note-taking materials and favorite tarot decks. We will go through each card starting with the ace and ending with the Court cards. This class will also include an introduction to the Court cards, both as a concept and how they differ from the rest of the suit. We will discuss Hermetics, astrology and symbolism as they pertain to card interpretation.

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

February 11 – The Fools Journey and the Grand Trumps.

February 25 – Cups and the Element of Water

March 11 – Wands and the element of Fire

March 25 – Disks and the Element of Earth

April 8th – Swords and the Element of Air

April 22 – Spreads and Interpretations: This class will bring together the concepts learned in the previous classes for practical use in reading and interpreting spreads for yourself and others. We will go over the traditional Celtic Cross Spread as well as simpler, more versatile spreads. This class will also touch on tips on how to become better acquainted with your deck and the ethics involved when reading for other people.

Liz Merritt has been studying and practicing Tarot Cartomancy for more than 6 years. She’s an initiate of The Sojo Circle Coven, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and a Hedgewitch wandering the wilds of Eastern NC. Often you can find her behind the counter of The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions.

Crystal Grid on a Flower of Life mat - celestite, blue calcite, peacock ore and quartz

Crystal Grid on a Flower of Life mat – celestite, blue calcite, peacock ore and quartz


Reiki 2 Class and Attunement with Angelica

March 4 11:00-6:00

Reiki is an energy healing modality that is helpful for energy clearing and aligning the chakras. It helps to broaden and strengthen intuition. It is given through attunement by a Teacher and Master. The prerequisite for Reiki Level 2 is Reiki Level 1, and students who have been instructed by other teachers are required to present proof that Level 1 was attained in order to participate and be attuned.

At Level 2, the Reiki connection is strengthened to Spirit, and emotional healing transpires. The practitioner expands the ability to heal the self and others through techniques utilizing the adding of 3 Reiki symbols, distance healing techniques for the self and others and reveals that which has been hidden.


Natal Astrology Classes with Jupiter Melchizedek
March 5th from 1:30Pm – 4:30Pm. The first class will focus on planets and aspects, the second class will focus on signs and houses, and the third and final class will focus on transits & electional astrology.”

Zodiac signs? planets? houses? What does all this astrology lingo mean, and how can you put it to good use? Learn to interpret your own birth chart with the science of western astrology, as a road map to your life, personality, strengths, challenges, and purpose. Please register in advance and provide your name, birth date, time and location. $30, open to the public. Seating is limited, please register in advance by phone (252-758-7656), or in person.


Knock, Knock – Spirit Communication Workshop with Edward Zula

March 12, 2:00-4:00 pm

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.”

Edward has many examples to share, and all participants will learn more about the nature of spirit communication which will be helpful to themselves, their family, and their friends. This is the perfect opportunity to explore your own experiences, hear the stories of others, and take away some peace and understanding.

Edward recently retired from his busy psychotherapy practice to focus on a different type of healing. He is clairsentient, clairvoyant, and uses psychometry and spirit communication in his private readings. More information can be found at www.edwardzula.com

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

New Inventory: Stones, tapestries, and more!

❤ Good day, Sojourners! ❤

We have received many restocking shipments over the past couple of weeks, and the shop is beginning to feel full and abundant for spring. Here’s a preview, but as usual there is just too much to fit in one post! We will see you in soon!

Crystals and Stones: We have been making great strides to restock and expand our stone and crystal offerings, including raw AND polished versions of most varieties! Polished celestite, huge delicious-looking chunks of orange calcite, honey yellow raw calcite, peacock ore, blue calcite, and small grid-worthy clear quartz points are just a few of the restocks we have in, with more on the way! We also have a few velvet crystal grid mats, a perfect guide for laying out your healing crystal collection and creating a harmonious and healing environment.

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Crystal Journey Intention Candles: Our intention candles have been restocked across the board, including the small votives, soy votives in glass jars, medium pillars, and a couple of varieties in the large pillars.

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Pendulums: Such a collection of pendulums! Many feature charms on the top end, and a beautiful variety of cut and polished stone drops. We have a wide variety of shapes, including sephoroton, merkaba, hexagonal, and rough cut.

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Prayer Flags: Traditional Tibetan prayer flags have been restocking in extra-large and standard/small size, in addition to multi-faith prayer flags, chakra flags, and flags featuring the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism!

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Tapestries and Sarongs: Full-color tapestries in detailed designs have been restocked: Om lotus, celtic dragon, blue hamsa, pagan sabbat wheel, egyptian cat, triquestra, ganesha, world tree, and goddess! These are high-quality tapestries that hold up to hanging on the wall, or cover a standard twin bed.

Incense: We have restocked HEM cones and stick incense, large boxes of Nag Champa, all Morning Star Japanese incense, and Herb and Earth stick incense. On Monday we will be fully restocked with all of our Shoyeido incense offerings, including extra large 13″ Morning, Evening, and Sitting Zen incense sticks, high quality bamboo charcoal tablets in two sizes, and all of the popular scents from the Daily Incense series, including our most popular: Nokiba/Moss Garden! It goes quick, so plan on making a visit Monday afternoon to get first pick!

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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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The Sojo News: Reiki, Tarot, Angels!

Hello Sojourners!
Tonight is the Uptown Umbrella market in the 5 points parking lot from 5:00-8:00. We will be closing at 6:00 tonight for an event, but come in early for 20% off Starwest Essential Oils and Sun’s Eye Fine oils through Friday night.

Starting Saturday, our weekly sale switches to 20% off all Stones and Crystals.

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This weekend we have two events, Readings with Liz on Friday, and the Angels 102 class with Angelica on Saturday (See details below,) but we need you to call and register in advance. We need three confirmed attendees by Friday, or we may choose to post-pone the class. 252-758-7656 (SOJO)
See you soon!
~Heron Michelle


Reiki Energy Healing and Tarot Readings with Liz Merritt
Friday, August 12, 6:00-9:00
By appointment or walk-in, $30/half hour.

Angels 102 Workshop with Angelica
August 13, 3:00-5:00pm
$25 per person, [MUST Register by Friday night: We need three confirmed or we may have to postpone the class]
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, 3:00-5:00 [Note the change in time]
$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 paten for personal balance and empowerment within nature.


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

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The Sojo News: Tarot Sale, Crystals, Incense!

Hello Sojourners,

This week until Friday night, all Tarot and Oracle decks are on sale 20% off!
Starting Saturday, statuary and home decor items are 20% off. That includes dream catchers, candle holders, incense holders, oil burners, lanterns and prayer flags.

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Tarot Wisdom book by Rachel Pollack

We have a new shipment of books, decks and rune stone sets from Llewellyn with beloved favorites in our book section including titles by Christopher Penczak, Joyce and River Higginbotham , and Rachel Pollack. More than a few are fabulous guides for oracle and tarot divination!

Today concludes the first campaign of our Tee Shirt fundraiser. With the purchase of 26 shirts we’ve reached a quarter of our goal!  If you got in on the first batch of printing, they will be shipped soon!  You can still order here, we’ll just start another 2 week campaign.. Thank you for your support during this slow summer season.

We are still working on developing the on-line store, but there are many more hours of work to be done and many more resources needed to make it happen. Stay tuned!


Events this weekend:
Reiki and Tarot Readings with Liz Merritt
this Friday night from 6:00-9:00. $30/half hour. Please call to make an appointment, or drop in. 252-758-7656

Crystal Magick 101 with Heron Michelle
Saturday July 9, 12:00-2:00 $20, MUST REGISTER BY FRIDAY June 8,
CLASS WILL BE CANCELED WITHOUT THREE CONFIRMED ATTENDEES

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.


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Next Weekend:
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 Ggyptian 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.


Guided Meditation Series

Join Heron Michelle on the fourth Friday of each month for a guided meditation for health, balance, relaxation and spiritual exploration. Open to everyone, no experience necessary. $10 each

July 22 6:00-7:00 Chakra clearing and balancing, for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

August 26th 6:00-7:00 Spirit Animal Journey to find your totem animal guide for this lifetime, and discuss their medicine for your life.

September 23, 6:00-7:00 pm Exploring our Universal interconnection through Divine Love.

Private appointments available after meditations for Tarot Card readings ($30), and past-life retrievals ($90) with Heron.


Heron Michelle now has her very own blogging home called Witch on Fire at Patheos.com. Subscribe to the blog and receive them by email!

Subscribe to receive The Sojo newsletter emails by “following” the blog. You can find this option on the bottom right side of this page our blog site.

Summer Hours:
Monday: 10:00-6:00
Tuesday: 10:00-6:00
Wednesday: 10:00-7:00 for Umbrella Market
Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-9:00
Saturday: 10:00-6:00
Sunday: 1:00-6:00

 

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

The Sojo News: Memorial Day Weekend

Hello Sojourners!
Memorial Day weekend is upon us! Its like walking through the front door of the summer season, and I am almost more excited than my kids that school is almost over for the year! We are open all weekend as normal, but will be closed on Monday for the holiday.

Our Summer Sale of 20% OFF of our large stone and crystal selection is ongoing through Friday night when we close at 9:00 pm.

Saturday May 28 through Friday June 3
20% off bulk herbs, spices, teas, resins, wood powders, clays, and salts!

Next week, if it is in an apothecary jar, it is 20% OFF and if you bring your own container we’ll take an additional 10% off.

Uptown Umbrella Market on Wednesday nights this Summer

The Uptown Umbrella Market is now in full effect on Wednesday nights this summer season in the 5 points parking lot at the corner of Evans and 5th street. They get started around 5:00 and usually run until 8:00. We will try to stay open a little later when we can, but I do hope you will choose to stop in and say hello and do your SOJO shopping before our regular closing time at 6:00 pm.

SoyVotives

New in the shop!

  • Used books at 50% off the cover price.
  • New summery soy votive candles: 10 new scents and intentions, including: Intuition, well-being, forgiveness, illumination, happiness, renewal, freedom, vitality, energy and wisdom.
  • Restock of 7-day candles in sanctuary jars and 50-hour jars both for specific intentions like attraction, protection, money, win in court, fast-luck and reversing,

    and in solid colors, ready for your spell workings.

  • New Beeswax candles:  100% pure beeswax

    Citrolnella Candle

    citronella candles in glass jars, made with essential oils; No synthetic fragrances or harsh chemicals!

  • Restocked plain beeswax glass sanctuary jar candles, small beeswax tapers, black and white beeswax 12″ taper pairs, beeswax tealights, and beeswax votives! 

Thank you for shopping at the Sojo. We’ll see you soon!
~Heron Michelle


Summer Book Drive! We are gratefully accepting as donations any of your gently used books that you don’t need anymore. These can be fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, children’s books, or any other book that holds resale value and would be interesting to Sojourner’s customers. Just drop them off anytime during business hours! Thanks in advance.