The Sojo Now Re-Opened 7 Days a Week

Hello Sojourners!

We are now re-opened to serve you all seven days a week from 12:00-6:00 pm, meaning that we are now opened on Sundays again! We are so grateful to our wonderful and loyal customers for your continued business, and your excellence in protecting our health during your shopping experience these last few months. Thank you! We are restocking with new and exciting merchandise, as we are able. Come see the new selection of metaphysical books, and Black Lives Matter and Pride stickers!

We remain committed to all of our safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, this health crises will not go away any time soon, and so we forge a “new normal” together. Readings and classes are canceled for as long as masks are necessary in-doors. We have a tiny, tightly packed store where social-distancing is a challenge, so we will maintain strict Covid-19 safety protocols for the long-haul. (see below)

Please note that the shop is under 24 hour security camera surveillance, we are recording every nook and cranny of the store, and we do prosecute thieves to the fullest extent of the law. Honestly, steal magickal merchandise from witches and the police will be the least of your worries. Think about it.

COVID-19 Protocols:

  • If you have fever or any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not enter the store. Curb-side delivery is available if you call us with your order in advance, and pay via credit card over the phone. 252-758-7656 (SOJO)
  • Extra sanitizing will be completed every morning prior to opening at noon. If you’re high-risk, consider visiting from 12:00-1:00.
  • We’ll serve less than 6 customers at a time in the store. You may be asked to wait outside until someone inside completes their purchase. Please be conscientious as you shop as quickly as possible.
  • Masks are required for entry, and must be worn properly over both the mouth and nose. Staff included.
  • Disposable paper masks provided as needed, but we encourage you to wear your own reusable cloth mask everywhere you go, in accordance with the NC mask ordinance.
  • Because everything in our store wants to be touched, we also provide disposable gloves and hand-sanitizer. Is this over-kill? Yup. We mean to over-kill this virus into non-existence.

Washable Cloth masks available in two styles, $1 and $4.

The Sojourner’s business mission is one of community service. We build strength through unity of marginalized people, lifestyles, and spiritual traditions, in defense against the rampant toxicity in the patriarchy. We are founded upon loving interconnection, here to empower your good health and pursuit of happiness.
 
Sadly, our capitalist society is rigged for injustice.  A corporation is a private legal entity able to set and enforce it’s own rules.  Sometimes that works in the favor of hateful cretins who are hell-bent on discrimination. Example: Bigot bakers refusing to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.
 
In our case, this works in the favor of our loving ideals of responsibility and inclusion. On the grounds of The Sojourner Co. Inc., we insist that everyone we serve does their part to protect our staff and at-risk fellow shoppers from spreading a terrible disease. Our Sojourners are intelligent and conscientious people. If you refuse to follow our rules, are even SNIDE to our staff, you are clearly NOT a Sojourner, and so you will be asked to leave. FULL STOP.  Welcome to our matriarchy. Thank you again for being awesome, staying safe and healthy, and shopping with us this summer.

See you around the Sojo!
~Heron Michelle

Sojo Provisional Re-Opening Starts May 8th

Sojo Pride Bumper stickers free with purchase while supplies last!

Merry Meet, Sojourners!

As of Friday, May 8th, we begin a provisional reopening of our doors. For safety, we’ll serve less than three customers at a time, Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-6:00 pm. We can also take phone-in orders and still deliver them to your car when you arrive. To celebrate, free Sojo Pride bumper stickers with purchase while supplies last! The shop is loaded with beautiful new items, especially nice for Mother’s day or new graduates. We’re happy to wrap for you.

Masks covering the nose and mouth are REQUIRED. Plastic gloves and hand-sanitizer will be provided.

If you still need a washable cloth mask, we have a supply here donated by a generous local maker. They are free to those in need. (And if you are a maker of cloth masks, we’ll happily help you distribute them!)

Please maintain 6 foot distance while in the shop, and consider leaving small children at home. Children also must be masked and gloved. If they can’t be safely gloved, they must be held at all times. We all know how well that would go, so best to leave them home for a while, as possible.

Anyone appearing to have COVID-19 symptoms, or who are disrespectful of our safety requirements, will be asked to leave. Please be nice to us, we’re doing our best to serve your needs, while protecting our own health and the health of our families.

Please be considerate and responsible out there in the world. We are all in this together, keeping each other healthy.

~Sojo Team

Now Shipping Sojo Care Packages!

Introducing Sojo Care Packages!

If you’re feeling a little low lately and looking for a pick-me-up, consider asking us to pull together a bundle of small joys just for you. 😊 The colors, scents, and meanings of the items in the package will be themed around one key phrase you choose. You name it and we will craft a surprise just for you. 

  • Good vibes
  • harmony
  • positivity
  • love
  • cleansing
  • optimism
  • meditation

Each Sojo Care Package costs only $20! Comes with:

  • a carefully selected candle
  • candle holder
  • 1-2 boxes of stick or cone incense
  • incense holder
  • 1-3 crystals with information cards
  • a pouch for your crystals
  • a small surprise item (it could be anything – smudge bundle, figurine, lip balm, tea, chime, charm, stone bracelet, bath bomb, stickers – there are endless possibilities!)
  • We will also tuck a small card with instructions on how to use your items inside.

We can also ship these packages to a friend or loved one who may need a boost, with an additional shipping fee of $8.30 for a small priority flat-rate box . Please provide shipping information and payment over the phone.

Every box will be different! These will take some time to create, so please expect to pick up your order later in the day. 😊

We will be open for curbside pickup and shipping orders from 12pm to 6pm Wednesday-Saturday through May 7, so give us a call at 252-758-7656.

Starting May 8th, if and when the state eases restrictions, we will open the doors to 3 or less browsers at a time, Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-6:00. We ask that shoppers cover your nose/mouth with a mask, and we will provide hand-sanitizer or plastic gloves.

Beltane Blessings of Spring! Be well, stay safe.

April Hours for Sojo Curbside Pick-up or Shipped Orders

Hiya Sojourners!
Good news! We are now allowed to offer call-in orders for curb-side pick-up, or shipped via USPS priority mail, on reduced hours.

New Pandemic Hours through May:

Wednesday – Saturday 12:00-6:00 pm

To help with orders, Courtney put together order and price lists of some of our most frequently purchased items. For a pdf copy of that rather long list, email us at orders@thesojo.com. Or, you may download it from the files sections of our FB Group: The Sojourner Clubhouse. Images of the item list are also posted to both the Clubhouse and our official business page: The Sojo Greenville. We’re also happy to assist you as a personal shopper if there is anything else you’re looking for, that we have in the shop.

Curbside Pick-Up Only

  1. View our quick item price sheets and make your selections. If you have a *specific* item you are looking for that is not on our sheets, requests can be made by emailing orders@thesojo.com or by calling us during operating hours.
  2. Place your order by emailing us at orders@thesojo.com, or calling us during operating hours with a full list of items you would like to purchase. 252-758-7656
  3. For pick-up orders you will need to provide a name, phone number, and the make/model/color of the car that will be picking up the order.
  4. We will contact you with an order total and an estimated time when your order will be ready. Please pre-pay for your order with a debit or credit card over the phone, or we can send you an invoice to your Paypal account.
  5. When you arrive, please park in the spaces available in front of our store. Please stay in your car – Call us at 252-758-7656. A sales associate will walk your order to your car.
  6. Due to safety concerns, normally acceptable returns and exchanges will *not* be accepted or processed until after the pandemic has passed. This is an undetermined amount of time with no guarantee.

Order Shipping

If you would like your order shipped, place your order in the same manner as described above — over the phone or through our e-mail or messenger. We will contact you with the total, including your shipping cost according to what size Priority Flat Rate shipping box it will fit in. Shipping per box ranges from $8-$15.

Contact us for more details:
orders@thesojo.com
252-758-7656

Our Sojourner Swag Fundraiser is still going on! Check out new and classic designs here: https://teespring.com/stores/the-sojourner-tees

Also, all previously scheduled classes and events have now been moved to dated in June or beyond. Please check the events on our FB business page for updates.

Y’all stay healthy and safe out there!

~The Sojourner Staff

Sojo’s Covid-Closure, 11th Birthday and How you can help!

 

Hello Sojourners!

As of March 27th, The Sojo completely closed our doors to the public in compliance with the Pitt County, City of Greenville, and State of NC mandates to “Shelter in Place” so we can stop the spread of COVID-19. We will remain closed until the State or local authorities give us the all-clear to safely leave our homes again, likely not before April 30th.

As our shop would normally be celebrating our 11th birthday this week, we are instead struggling to find alternate income streams from a distance. We take the pandemic very seriously, as should you. We WILL NOT be able to offer any shipped orders, nor curb-side pickup. That would still require too much interaction. The Sojo is committed to keeping our staff well and paid through this closure. That won’t be easy, without getting creative, and asking for your financial support.

Teespring Fundraiser: Sojo Pride and Namaste Away to Covid-19!

Go to this link: https://teespring.com/stores/the-sojourner-tees to see several designs on many apparel, bag, mug and sticker options. Apparel sizes go up to 5x! They’ll print and ship directly to you.

Other Ways to Help from a Distance

We are still able to remotely apply deposits to a customer account for you to spend in-store later, after the pandemic threat is resolved. To make a deposit on your account, send money through Paypal to: orders@thesojo.com

In the note’s field, mention you’re making a deposit on your customer account. Give your preferred customer name, email address, phone #, and mailing address. After we get the all-clear, I’ll mail a special promotional gift and coupon to everyone who makes a deposit during the closure. To spend your in-store credit after we open again, you need only give us your customer name at time of check out.

Thank you for being great customers, and blessings of good health to you all!
~Heron Michelle
Owner of The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions
414 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858
252-758-7656 (SOJO)
http://www.thesojo.com

Namaste Away! Original Graphic by The Sojourner

The Sojo News! Ancestral Veneration, and Shamanic Sundays!

Happy Spring, Sojourners!

Exciting events are afoot at the Sojourner this season. This Saturday, April 27th,  join Auset Ashay’t for her Ancestral Veneration workshop. See the information below, and call to register in advance, as space is filling up!  Then, remember that we are now open 10-6:00  on Sundays. Join Julie Anne for a Shamanic Sunday drum circle at 10:30 am.

Julie Anne is also available to see clients for Intuitive Healings and Readings on Wednesdays from 12:30-3:30. Email her at julieanne@thesojo.com.

Jupiter is available for Astrology Readings by appointment. Email him at jupiter@thesojo.com to arrange a time.

Brandon will be at the shop most Saturdays offering palm readings (Excluding May 4th).  You may also contact him with any questions BrandonLoucksPalmistry@thesojo.com.

Stone Selections

We have so much beautiful new merchandise that we’ve had to expand and change our displays. The Apothecary is expanding, as will our stone selections. We ask that as you select from our tumbled and raw stones, that you tear off, and bring to the register one of the printed SKU tags that you’ll find clipped to the bin (see photo above.) This will help with an accurate and quick check out! We also have small shopping baskets available for carrying your selections while browsing.

Ancestral Veneration Workshop and Ritual
with Haitian Vodoun Priestess, Auset Ashay’t!

Saturday April 27, 2019
2:00-5:00
Cost: $30
Limit 13, so please register in advance to reserve your seat, by calling The Sojourner at 252-758-7656.

In this class we will discuss:
* Who are the “Ancestors” and their role.
* Ancestral altar set-up.
* Offerings.
* How to properly summon them.
* Ancestral healing ritual.
* Ancestral elevation ritual.

Here’s a li’l info about me:
Greetings with rays of light & love! I’m Auset Ahmosé Ashay’t (Ah-shay-eet) also known as Octavia DaBoss. Mother of two daughters and also a grandmother. I’ve been studying different magic systems and root working for over 25yrs. Through the years I’ve received initiations as High Priestess in Kemet and Luciferian. Priestess in Haitian Vodoun and Egüngün.

Find Auset on Facebook: Eye Am Earth LLC

Thanks!
The Sojourner

Celebrating The Sojo’s 10th Anniversary: Tarot Costume Party

Happy 10th Anniversary, Sojourners!

The 10 Tarot Major Arcana Card is the Wheel of Fortune, and is associated with the planet Jupiter! Join us March 30th at 7:00 pm as we spin the wheel of fortune to celebrate a decade of success, and to bring in more miracles, creative growth and expansion!

Tarot Themed Costume Party: March 30th, 7:00pm

The Sojourner is throwing a Tarot Card themed costume party to celebrate our 10th anniversary in Uptown Greenville.  You’re invited! Bring the kids and your hand-drum! Dress up as your favorite Tarot Card image, and come celebrate with us! (Costumes encouraged, but not required!)

We’ll be open all day as usual 10:00-6:00 while Howard Minton teaches his Reiki Level 1 class (seats are still open, call to register!) then we’ll shift into party mode at 7:00 pm.

Drum Circle

Join in our Drum Circle! Trish and Kevin Wilson of Saint Anne’s Chapel and Retreat Center in Tarboro will be there, and we welcome Stephen Brand to lead the beats! Stephen lives in Greenville, where he and his wife, Erin, own Love Joy Music. Their small business incorporates Music Together early childhood music education classes, music therapy with Erin, the Love Joy Steel Pan Band, and Love Joy Drumming.
Stephen is a veteran drum circle facilitator who brings a unique spin on the traditional drum circle experience. He is also a Health Rhythms trained member of the Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild! If you can, bring some cash to throw into their donation basket in thanks for their bringing extra percussion instruments for everyone to join in!

Psychic Readings

Get a reading with a tarot or oracle card reader, and Brandon Loucks Palmistry offering palm readings! Make sure to bring some cash for tips! Otherwise, standard rates apply.

Catered Food

Appetizers will be catered by our friend Kimberly Jones of Creative Gifts. We’ll have plenty of non-alcoholic Sojo Punch, but BYOAlcohol, if you’d like to contribute something.

Party Games and Door Prizes!

We’ll have door prizes! And a special Loyalty Club drawing!  All you occult-nerds out there, put your brain full of mystical trivia to good use and compete in our goofy party games for swag bags.

Costume Competition!

Come dressed as your favorite Tarot image from any deck, and enter our costume competition! Winner gets a $25 Gift Certificate to The Sojo and a prize bag!

See you there!

Sojourning on Sundays! Tarot Card Classes Begin March 17

Sojourning on Sundays!

Starting March 10th, 2019, The shop will be open on Sundays again, 10:00-6:00pm!

This is so that we may host a day full of events with Julie Anne, who is a Shamanic Priestess and intuitive with extensive training and expertise, newly relocated to Greenville from Oregon. We are so excited about all that she’s offering to our community!  Beginning March 10th, join us at 10:00 am Shamanic Sundays: A Spiritual Community Experience,  then 1:00 pm Be Present and Know that I am Goddess Workshops.

Beginning March 17th, stay for Intro to Tarot Card Reading at 2:30 and Intermediate Tarot at 4:00 pm. (Click links for the Facebook event pages.) Please call to register for all events at 252-758-7656 (SOJO).

Introduction to Tarot Card Reading with Julie Anne

Sundays 2:30 – 3:30 Beginning March 17, 2019 – April 21th

Cost: 6 classes, $90 for intro only, or combine it with the Intermediate Tarot class (held immediately following intro classes at 4:00, see information below) for $160 total.

This workshop is for anyone who is curious about tarot and/or would like to learn how to begin using tarot as a tool for spiritual guidance.

March 17, Class #1 – Overview
The first class will focus on the history of tarot, the basic structure of a tarot deck, choosing a tarot deck, charging and caring for a tarot deck, and a few basic tarot spreads. I recommend holding off on choosing a deck (if you have not already found one) until after this class.

March 24, Class #2 – The Major Arcana
This week we will focus on the major arcana and the journey of the fool. You will begin to make connections between the cards, people you know, and personal life experiences.

March 31, Class #3 – Swords
This week we will focus on the basic symbolism of the suit of swords.

April 7, Class #4 – Wands
This week we will focus on the basic symbolism of the suit of wands.

April 14, Class #5 – Cups
This week we will focus on the basic symbolism of the suit of cups.

April 21, Class #7 – Discs
This week we will focus on the basic symbolism of the suit of discs.

Intermediate Tarot: Sundays beginning March 17

4:00pm – 5:00pm Beginning March 17 – April 21
Cost: $15/per class, or 6 classes/$80

Can be taken simultaneously with Intro to Tarot

This workshop is for people who are currently using tarot and would like take their practice to the next level. Each week we will focus on one card and look at how it is represented in several different decks. Then we will practice reading tarot with each other. This is an ongoing class that can be experienced on a drop in basis.

Happy Samhain, Closing @ 2:00 Saturday

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Happy Samhain, Sojourners!

Samhain (pronounced Sow-Wen) is the pagan holiday of high-autumn, that is most closely related to Halloween or Dia de los Muertos. It is at this time that we prepare for the coming rest of winter.  We remember our beloved ancestors at a special feast, and release fears and attachments that are holding us back. This way we can keep evolving and improving ourselves. Check out this link more information.

The precise moment of Samhain, according to astrological timing, is when the sun reaches 15 degrees of Scorpio. This year, that date falls on Nov. 7th. However, modern pagans celebrate those energetic tides anywhere from Oct. 31 through the first weeks of November.

So that our staff may celebrate this holiest day of our year, the Sojourner will close at 2:00 tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.) We hope you will understand!

We have much exciting new merchandise in the shop, including new leather journals and a restock of herbs, essential oils and natural soaps this week. Come see us soon!

Samhain Blessings,

~Heron

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