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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.

 

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.

 

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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Allen Shepherd

Member

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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WATERFALL & MEADOWHAWK SERENDIPITY

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 15. 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.

 

Waterfall and Meadowhawk also just finished running a full year cycle of classes covering the basics of the Serendipity tradition, with another class cycle projected for 2022-2023. Waterfall and Meadowhawk 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. Both Meadowhawk and Waterfall 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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KRISTIN & ANDREW REINLIEB: REGISTRATION TEAM

Kristin and Andrew Reinlieb joined Team Phoenix during Autumn Meet 2017 and have been an asset to the festival ever since.  Kristin’s beautiful smile and willingness to help anywhere and Andrew’s calm character and mechanical sense bring a balanced force to the Team and Registration Desk. 

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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: YOUTH ACTIVITIES

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 love 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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GLEN INGERSOL: TEEN PROGRAM

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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SEHREVYN (GAIL): FUNDRAISERS

Gail, originally from Virginia, moved permanently to Florida in 1985 and currently resides in Largo, Florida. She is a mother of two wonderful sons & grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter. After quitting a career in accounting to follow her heart, Gail now spends her time remodeling and renovating homes.

Sehrevyn, her name in the Pagan community, is a natural born, solitary witch for over 20 years and is currently working on "personal studies".   She is active within her community performing public rituals, hosting festival events, tending to local elders and is looking forward to whatever comes next! Sehrevyn is so excited to work with the "Phamily" as we rise from the ashes.

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CAROL ANN: ICE QUEEN & NUT BUS COMMANDER

Carol Ann or Shambalah to the pagan community, is a Natural Green Witch and native of the Florida swamps. Of Native American descent, Shambalah has a natural gift for animal magick which has resulted in a lifetime of rescuing and healing wounded animals. As a Green Witch, Shambalah practices herbalism and holistic healing for all The Mother's creatures, great and small.

At festival, she can always be found under the "Exotically Rare Tropical Bra Tree" under which Shambalah is also known as Mother Amucker. She is also matriarch of The WitchCrafters, est. 2007.

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FIRE TENDERS

Barb the Fire Goddess