Summer Class Schedule!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Laura Tempest Zakroff Author Event, Part 1
July 17th, 2017 5:00-10:00pm
5:00-6:30 – The Witch’s Cauldron – Meet the Author and Book Signing (Free and open to the public, at The Sojourner)
7:00-8:30 – Stirring the Cauldron Workshop ($35 including performance) Hosted at Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street
Stirring The Cauldron: A Ritual Exploration of Movement
Movement is a key element to connecting the mind, body, and spirit. The more we can shift from static to active practice, the more embodied our magick and other metaphysical experiences become. In this ritual-meets-workshop, we’ll focus on how to incorporate dance elements into your practice regardless of age, ability, experience, or tradition, using the metaphorical cauldron as our guide

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Laura Tempest Zakroff Author Event, Part 2
July 17th, 9pm – 10:00 pm
Mini concert: The Mechanist & The Star Goddess ($10 for performance only)
At Crave Restaurant and Bar at 409 Evans Street, open to the public.
A dynamic music & dance project with Tempest, Nathaniel Johnstone, and Davis Petterson. They create improvised music and dance on the spot, inspired in the moment – as well songs from the repertoire of the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. The project title/inspiration evokes the exploration of the liminal space between the confines of the precise concrete world and the limitless divine. Tempest is a world-renown bellydance performer and instructor, focusing on sacred and darkly inspired fusions that pull from the traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. She is also an artist, author, blogger, and designer (see http://www.lauratempestzakroff.com)

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

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

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

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

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The Sojo News: Apothecary, restocking, classes!

Hello sojourners!

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

New Inventory

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

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

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

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


Keep Updated

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


Classes

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

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

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

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


Sunday, March 12th: Knock Knock!

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

$25 per person, 12:00 – 2:00
Learn how to create your own rolled stick and cone incense from natural plant materials. Come prepared to use your hands and leave with your own handmade incense, including the instructions for continuing to make your own at home. All materials are included in the class fee.