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Phoenix Festivals, Inc.

Pagan Metaphysical

& Spiritual Retreats

Established 1992

Every March and October, we gather for a five day, four night outdoor event in north Florida ​to share and celebrate our beliefs. Each day is filled with workshops, community meals, live entertainment, rituals, drumming, and dancing. We strive to provide an unforgettable and spiritual experience in a fun and safe environment. All ages are welcome.

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WE ARE AN OFFICIAL

NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION

In April 2015, Phoenix Festivals, Inc. officially received 501(c)3 status as a religious education organization. Our Phamily is now able to receive tax free donations to better serve our community.

 

Please consider contributing your own tax deductible contribution to our community.

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Phoenix Festivals, Inc. Board of Directors

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John Swingle

President

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Dr. Skip Clark

Vice President

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Trisha Parker

Treasurer/Secretary

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The Volunteers of Team Phoenix

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TRISHA PARKER: EVENT COORDINATOR

Trisha is Phoenix Festival’s Coordinator as well as the Treasurer/Secretary of the Phoenix Festival Inc.’s Board of Directors.  As part of the phamily for 15 years, she has experienced several of the festival’s changes and wants to ensure its continuance by "doing whatever it takes". Her greatest coup, after connecting with SJ Tucker, was obtaining Phoenix Festival's 501c3 status in 2015!  She holds a BA in both Accounting and Ministry.  Her passion is educating the public about Wicca and she does this as a teacher at Woolston-Steen Theological  Seminary; as member of ArchPriesthood of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church; and, as a clergy member of the NE Florida Pagan Leadership Coallition.  She is a Second Degree Priestess of the Covenant of the WISE - ATC and a Third Degree Gardnerian with Albion's Spirit.  Trisha also leads Iron Roses, an Amazon Tradition Women's Circle, and a monthly archery club.   

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ROBERT ERIC GOODRICH: ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

Robert’s first event at Phoenix was as a Site Team volunteer at Autumn Meet in 2014. In the spirit of being volun-told, Robert assisted in several areas of the festival. Robert found his niche as the site auctioneer, and is renowned in his willingness to be the go-to Guinea-pig for whatever experiments may come his way, especially if it involves food. Robert took on the role of Site Team Manager for Autumn Meet 2015, and transitioned into the Assistant Coordinator in 2018. Robert is a Third Degree Gardnerian and has a strong belief that all things in the Universe are connected, so he does his best to show respect to all living things. Robert’s work ethic is unequaled and is willing to help out and assist however he is able. Feel free to seek him out with any questions or concerns you may have about the festival, Wicca or life.

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VICKI SCOTTI: REGISTRATION COORDINATOR

 

Vicki started community service at the Registration Desk and has never left.   Her attention to detail and organizational skills are indispensable.  She handles vendor and pet registration; and, helps every where she can - including answering emails all year long.   Vicki is a singer/songwriter and founding member of the pagan folk duo Hecate’s Wheel. In her mundane life she worked as a registered nurse and is now blissfully retired.   Vicki was elected to the Phoenix Festivals Board of Directors, October 2023, and brings a fresh set of eyes, ears and ideas to the organization.  Welcome Vicki!! 

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WATERFALL & MEADOWHAWK -  RITUAL COORDINATORS

Waterfall and Meadowhawk Serendipity have been practicing Wiccans for more than 25 years, and have been leading Serendipity Spiritual Community in Atlanta, GA for more than 17 years. Serendipity Spiritual Community is an inclusive, open group with more than 65 active members who gather for 8 Sabbat celebrations, weekly game nights, summer pool days, and to work in a community garden (that started in 2020). The community is also host to a core closed coven that meets for Full Moon celebrations 13 times per year.

 

They practice Serendipity tradition, a Progressive Wiccan style path incorporating kabbalah, chakra and energy work, African diaspora, and shamanic practices onto a base of Wiccan ritual forms. Waterfall and Meadowhawk are graduates of the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary in Index, WA, where they received their Bachelors of Wiccan Ministry. They are currently serving as ritual coordinators for Phoenix Phyre Festivals, a position they have held since 2019.

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MIKE BOMBER: SITE MANAGER

Mike has attended Phoenix Festivals since Autumn Meet 1997 and has volunteered in one capacity or another at each of those gatherings. He volunteered for the Site Team for many years, then served as Assistant Site Manager for two years and, finally in 2018, he moved to Site Manager. Mike has also been involved with the drumming community. He is a prominent drummer and can be seen nightly drumming around the ritual circle. He uses his drumming for healing, dancing , and pure enjoyment. He has facilitated drumming classes and organized large drum circles. Mike has also served as the Phoenix Festival Fire Tender for 3 years serves the community with the Council of Sages - three of those years as leader of the Sage Council. Mike also brings his artistic talents in the making of Wooden Athames, wands, goblets, and offering bowls.

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SERENDIPITY WYRD: HEADLINER CARETAKER & WORKSHOP COOR

Serendipity is an intuitive, eclectic witch whose own practice embraces divination, meditation, and art. Their creative, playful spirit seeks to embrace the beauty, magick, wonder and awe surrounding us all. They began their community service by working with youth because kids are naturally brimming with the knowledge of wonder, magick and joy. Being able to serve the future of our community as an encourager of exploration, guider of growth, and inspiration of imagination is an honor beyond words.  

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THAI DANCER: WITCH OF MANY HATS

Thai Dancer’s first Phoenix Festival was AM12 when she came as a fire spinner with Fahrenheit 360.  Team Phoenix is grateful that she has continued to be gracious with her time and energy to provide engaging crafting workshops and also taking up the role as DJ at festival’s Phamily Reunion.  In fact, Thai purchased a karaoke system just for us.  Thai is also willing to help anywhere there is a need -- including shopping and party planning.  Her creativity and enthusiasm is a blessing to our community and her title "Witch of Many Hats" is well deserved.

AMY RANDOLPH: SOCIAL MEDIA

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GLEN INGERSOL: TEEN PROGRAM & GAMING TENT 

Glen, an adherent to the path of the Machine Spirit, is a huge nerd and provider of the “Luxury Gaming Facility” at Phoenix Festivals. The “Luxury Gaming Facility” is available from “breakfast -dinner” for Magic: The Gathering and board games, with a break at 1pm for workshops. After dinner - 1am the “Luxury Gaming Facility” runs an ongoing Dungeons and Dragons (3.5 / Pathfinder) campaign.  *All times Pagan Standard Time in the Teen Area.

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BARB COURTWRIGHT:  FIRE TENDER

SAM WEEKS: FIRE TENDER APPRENTICE

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