Pp 22 Festival Schedule

Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Wednesday

9:00 AM

Gates Open

3:00 PM

Community Center.

 Meet and Greet with Guest Speakers and Musicians

Water Tent:  Organic Steampunk Evolution

Making Spell Craft Minions (Wish) Minions.  All supplies provided. 

5:30 PM

 Dinner  -- bring your meal to the community center and eat with phamily.

7:00 PM

Spinning Waiver Signing

If you are interested in fire spinning, you must sign a fire spinning liability waiver & be issued an orange wrist band to perform. This meeting is mandatory for you. Meet Fire Spin Coordinator at Community Center.

7:30 PM

Village Meeting at the Community Center

Our Village Meeting, located under the Big Blue Tent (Community Center), is a great way to stay informed about last minute additions or changes to our festival schedule. Usually quite entertaining and energetic, Team Phoenix will introduce themselves and their program, as well as introduce our fabulous Guest Speakers and Entertainers. The procession to Opening Ritual begins after Village Meeting.

8:00 PM

Opening Ritual in the Ritual Circle

8:30 PM

Phoenix Phamily Reunion at the Community Center

9:00 PM

Drumming and Dancing in the Ritual Circle

Let our hearts join together in joy and love. All levels of drummers, dancers, and chanters are welcome to lend their energy to raise the cone of power. Bring drums, horns, flutes, guitar, tambourine, cymbals, or just your voice. Dance, trance, or walk around the sacred fire. Clap along or just sit and watch. ​Whatever makes you happy because there is a place for all in this Celebration.

10:00 PM

Registration Closes

11:00 PM

Gates Close

Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

Thursday

8:00 AM

Free Coffee - Bring Your Own Cup

Breakfast 

9:00 AM

Gates Open

10:00 AM

Workshop at the Community Center

Joan. Green Witch Medicine - Infused Oils and Salves.  Herbal oil extracts, made into salve. Herbs, collection, oils, & methods discussed. We'll decide together which herbs and oils to use to make a batch, and class leaves with a sample.​

Earth Tent

Construction of the Sweat Lodge.  Meet here.  Learn the history while helping with the construction of the community sweat lodge with Grey Ghosthawk and Donella.

Fire Tent

Skip Clark.  What’s New in Witchcraft Studies.  Each year dozens of new articles and books are published giving us an increasingly broad understanding of the history of witchcraft.  This workshop will focus on what new things we have learned and how they are changing what you thought you knew ! 

Water Tent

Crafting with the Cabin Witch.  Down to earth as always, Cabin Witch will inspire, entertain and supply all the materials you need to create a seasonal masterpiece.  We will be painting the mirror frames that will be placed on the shower walls.  A work station will be set up all day.  Mirrors of all different shapes and sizes will be on hand for our phamilys's special touch.   THIS IS AN ALL DAY WORKSHOP.  COME BY WHEN YOU CAN.

Youth Activity

Nature Walk & Creating Sacred Space.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

12:00 PM

Lunch and Lunch Concert with Kerri at the Community Center

1:00 PM

Workshop at the Community Center

Waterfall and Meadowhawk  Ritual 101 & Ritual Etiquette.

Have you ever wanted to help construct the main ritual? Are you a returning member of the Phoenix Phamily or new to our festival? It makes no difference! This workshop is open to all!!! We will be discussing general ritual etiquette for the first few minutes and then jumping into the nuts and bolts of ritual construction.  This festival we are working to achieve balance with the elements and raising healing energy on a global scale. We have roles for everyone, regardless of experience level. Those that choose to accept roles will be asked to attend additional workshops and rehearsals.

Fire Tent

Dru Ann - Sound Bath with Crystal Singing Bowls.  Immerse yourself in the soothing tones of 11 crystal singing bowls.  Perfect way to soothe your soul and recharge your energy.

Water Tent

Crafting with the Cabin Witch.  Down to earth as always, Cabin Witch will inspire, entertain and supply all the materials you need to create a seasonal masterpiece.  We will be painting the mirror frames that will be placed on the shower walls.  A work station will be set up all day.  Mirrors of all different shapes and sizes will be on hand for our phamilys's special touch.   THIS IS AN ALL DAY WORKSHOP.  COME BY WHEN YOU CAN.

Workshop at Elspeth and Nybor's RV next to Community Center

Grandmother Elspeth. A Journey into Healing.  This is a present life regression, a trance journey, deeper than an ordinary guided meditation. In this session you will have opportunity to come to a better understanding of some of the wounds in your past and to heal them.. Bring a pillow a mat of blanket to lie on. You do not have to have experience beforehand.

Youth Activity

Making Crowns.

Teen Activity

Utility Knotwork.  Knots are a very special intersection of the practicality, aesthetic beauty, geometry, and spiritual force. This workshop will teach a few of the most useful knots - very handy in camp! We will learn how to fuse synthetic rope to prevent fraying, discuss different rope types, and begin learning to tie selections from the following: Overhand Knot, Figure Eight Knot, Square Knot, Bowline, Clove Hitch, Trucker's Hitch, and Taughtline Hitch. Materials will be provided. Additional instruction and practice opportunities available throughout the festival.

3:00 PM

Workshop at the Community Center

Waterfall and Meadowhawk.  Ritual Construction.  If you are interested in the art of ritual construction and would like to hold a part in Saturday night's main ritual, please attend this workshop.

Ritual Circle

Shadow Hawk. Flow Arts  Open forum and introduction to the art of spinning. Props provided and all ages welcome.  You MUST attend this class to sign a fire spinning liability waiver in order to spin at night.

Earth Tent

Grey Ghosthawk.  Animal Totems.

Fire Tent

Sultana.  Belly Dance workshop.  Wear your jingles.

Water Tent

Crafting with the Cabin Witch.  Down to earth as always, Cabin Witch will inspire, entertain and supply all the materials you need to create a seasonal masterpiece.  We will be painting the mirror frames that will be placed on the shower walls.  A work station will be set up all day.  Mirrors of all different shapes and sizes will be on hand for our phamilys's special touch.   THIS IS AN ALL DAY WORKSHOP.  COME BY WHEN YOU CAN.

Workshop at MW Flutes & Feathers

Flute 101.  Handmade, native american type flute provided. 

Youth Activity

Creating Sacred Space.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

4:30 PM

At the VARDO.  

The Magik of Whiskey.  The Drop, the cratur, usquebaugh, poteen, the Water of Life, it has been labeled by every walk of life, one name has never been enough.  From the Dawn of Man, the most powerful wizard in the community was the one who could make fire every time he tried, and he held that title for 5,000 years, until the advent of the brewers.  Then for the next 5,000 years, the person making alcohol was the most powerful wizard in the community.  Up until Louis Pasteur discovered that yeast made alcohol, no one had any explanation for it, except, it was Magik!  Join us for a little taste of the good stuff, and some inspiration form how liquor has been used in rituals over the years, and perhaps how you can use it in yours.

7:00 PM

Ritual at the Ritual Circle presented by BYRON BALLARD

8:00 PM

Traditional Bardic Circle at the Ritual Circle

9:00 PM

Drumming and Dancing in the Ritual Circle; Nighttime Activities

10:00 PM

Registration Closes

11:00 PM

Gates Close

Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

Friday

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

Free Coffee - Bring Your Own Cup

EARTH TENT

Morning devotional. Join us to welcome the Sun and a new day by stating gratitudes and intentions.  This workshop also includes stretching and simple yoga poses - however - you may just sit and enjoy the sacred space during this morning practice.

9:00 AM

Gates Open.

Main Ritual Planning Session.

Coffee/Tea Chat and Planning Session 2 So you agreed to accept a role in main ritual? FABULOUS!!! Come join us for a morning devotion, energy raising, and construction meeting as we work on the fine details of our ritual. Coffee, Tea, Chicory, and fresh fruit will be provided for participants. We know this is a bit early, but we do not want to prevent our ritual participants from taking advantage of our incredible workshop schedule!

10:00 AM

Workshop at the Community Center

Byron Ballard.  Honey on the Stones: Sovereignty, Sex and Myth. Part ONE.  The counterbalance to living in a culture of death is to embrace the totality of life and enrich the life force through conscious and intentional action. This workshop will explore the Sacred Sexual as a healing modality for both ecosystem and human community. We will examine techniques for utilizing the life force as it courses through human bodies to enact change in the world around us—sexual activity (partnered or otherwise) as a means of raising energy. This is an intensely adult workshop covering several aspects of sexual activity (including technique) in the service of Earth healing and of magic. It is very sex positive.

Earth Tent

Meet here for Women’s Sweat. Led by Donella.  This is a women’s only sweat lodge.  Please arrive well hydrated.  There will be a quick explanation of what to expect prior to entering the lodge. Be advised: you are NOT required to stay for the entire session & may leave the lodge at any time if you feel uncomfortable.

Water Tent

Thai Dancer.  Rune crafting.  Join Thai to make runes while learning the history and magick of this ancient system.

Workshop at Elspeth and Nybor's RV next to Community Center

Nybor.  The Tarot - Part 1- A brief history of the Tarot, and the 30 year development of the Nybor Tarot deck and book.  Part 2 - The ethics of Tarot, How to read the cards, and a 1 card reading for each participant.

Youth Activity

Ritual Construction and Chanting.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

12:00 PM

Lunch and Lunch Concert presented by Meren at the Community Center

1:00 PM

Workshop at the Community Center

Donella.  Women’s Medicine.  Explore women's medicine from a Native American perspective.Donella has been on Pagan path her whole life, starting out in Wicca, moving through Greek, Egyptian and Hindu deities, meandering into Buddhism, and finally finding the Native American road she now walks. She’s been fire tending and pouring Sweat Lodges for about 17 years.

Fire Tent

Dru Ann.  Color Your Life.  The workshop that started it all!  Learn many ways that color can be used in healing your life. 

Vendor Booth:  Nice Threads

Gifts from the Goddess: Learning to Spin.  In many cultures across the globe, a Goddess gave humans the knowledge of weaving and spinning. Natural fibers come from the earth and from the animals, and we connect with enduring Nature when we use them to make our clothes, bags and rugs.  We will learn to spin on a drop spindle, the simplest and most ancient method of making yarn. Spinning is meditative and fulfilling, an end to itself, but also a productive activity that fills your baskets with beautiful yarn for any of the fiber crafts. We will start with wool, but also experience spinning with silk and bamboo fibers.   See Leslie’s YouTube channel:  https://youtu.be/9Ekqh8gareA

Ritual Circle

Florida Funk Collective.  Fire Circle Dancing class.  Learn the moves in a fun, interactive class.

 

Youth Activity

Intermediate Poi or Cakes & Ale with Skylar.

Teen Activity

Machine Spirits.  Most people (or at least most festival goers!) are familiar with the concept of spirits of the air, water, plants, stones, etc; and practically everyone knows something about animal and human spirits. However, what about the other things we share our world and our lives with? We will discuss machine and technology spirits, arguably the most prevalent in our lives, and the most helpful, long-suffering, and under-appreciated of all.

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3:00 PM

Community Center

Shadow Hawk. Flow Arts  Open forum and introduction to the art of spinning. Props provided and all ages welcome.  You MUST attend this class to sign a fire spinning liability waiver in order to spin at night.

Earth Tent

Meet here for Skyclad ritual.  We will cast circle and present a British Traditional style ritual skyclad (naked).  All who attend must participate.  On-lookers are not  allowed.  Come feel the power and energy of ritual without clothing.

Workshop at Elspeth and Nybor's RV next to Community Center

Grandmother Elspeth. Grandmother Turtle's Wisdom Tales.  Storytelling is the oldest art form in history.  Before there was language, they were acted out in gestures.  As time passed stories became the radio, newspapers, TV and schools for the primitive tribes   They still convey important lessons as well as great entertainment.  Join Grandmother as she shares some traditional stories. 

Ritual Circle

Florida Funk Collective.  Djembe 101.  Learn drumming basics in a fun, interactive class.

Youth Activity

Costuming and rehearsal for ritual.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

5:30 PM

Dinner

6:30 PM

Ritual for All, led by Phoenix Youth at the Ritual Circle

7:30 PM

SJ Tucker Concert & Birthday Party.  Come dressed as your Favorite SJ Tucker song Character!

Our headliner entertainment Friday night is presented by SJ Tucker – an energetic singer and songwriter of many tunes with the best characters such as ninjas, pirates, firebirds and the Cheshire kitten.  Let’s surprise her by dressing up as one of her characters as we celebrate our festival’s 30th birthday.  Winner gets a signed CD or two.  YouTube has many videos of SJ’s songs to get your imagination started.  

9:00 PM

Drumming, Dancing and Spinning Activities

10:00 PM

Registration Closes

11:00 PM

Gates Close

Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

Saturday

8:00 AM

8:30  AM 

Free Coffee - Bring Your Own Cup

Morning devotional. Join us to welcome the Sun and a new day by stating gratitudes and intentions.  This workshop also includes stretching and simple yoga poses - however - you may just sit and enjoy the sacred space during this morning practice.

9:00 AM

Gates Open

Main Ritual Planning Session

Coffee/Tea Chat and Planning Session 2 So you agreed to accept a role in main ritual? FABULOUS!!! Come join us for a morning devotion, energy raising, and construction meeting as we work on the fine details of our ritual. Coffee, Tea, Chicory, and fresh fruit will be provided for participants. We know this is a bit early, but we do not want to prevent our ritual participants from taking advantage of our incredible workshop schedule!

10:00 AM

Workshop 1 at the Community Center

Byron Ballard.  Honey on the Stones: Sovereignty, Sex and Myth. Part TWO.  The counterbalance to living in a culture of death is to embrace the totality of life and enrich the life force through conscious and intentional action. This workshop will explore the Sacred Sexual as a healing modality for both ecosystem and human community. We will examine techniques for utilizing the life force as it courses through human bodies to enact change in the world around us—sexual activity (partnered or otherwise) as a means of raising energy. This is an intensely adult workshop covering several aspects of sexual activity (including technique) in the service of Earth healing and of magic. It is very sex positive.

Air Tent

Meet here for Co-Ed  Sweat.  Led by Grey Ghosthawk, fire tended by April.  This is a co-ed sweat lodge.  Please arrive well hydrated.  There will be a quick explanation of what to expect prior to entering the lodge. Be advised: you are NOT required to stay for the entire session & may leave the lodge at any time if you feel uncomfortable. 

Water Tent

Medicine Dolls: How to Make Healing Dolls for Yourself.  Doll Making can help you to heal at a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. The essential process of healing yourself with artmaking is one involving creating change so that you can become more conscious and restore your connection to your intuition and your soul. You can heal yourself with art by opening up to your inner voices, listening  to them, and allowing their messages to emerge.  In this workshop we will construct a small medicine doll.  Sarah Jones bio:  Sarah Jones lives in Linden, NJ with her boyfriend and musician Jack Lowry. Sarah has an Associates in Fine Art and a Bachelors in Computer Art, Animation and Visual Effects. Always a passionate explorer of the unknown, she enjoys themes of abstraction and tribalism in modern contemporary art.

Youth Activity

Ostara Egg Hunt.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

12:00 PM

Lunch and Lunch Concert at the Community Center

1:00 PM

Community Center

Thai Dancer.  Adult Scavenger Hunt

Ritual Circle

SJ Tucker. Sacred Dance & Blessing Ritual  S. J. Tucker invites you to commit an act of community magic!  No dance training or musical skill required, all levels of mobility welcome- yes, even if you need to stay seated!  We will come together to create sacred space and just a little bit of spell work without any words spoken, using movement, sound, and rhythm.  Please be there at start time so that S. J. can make sure you get to be part of the releasing and blessing spell we will do together after we've gotten into the groove.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a drum if you wish, and let's make some magic!  

Workshop at Elspeth and Nybor's RV next to Community Center

Grandmother Elspeth.  Living in the Era of the Sixth Extinction.  We are moving into a unique moment in human history. Pushed by necessity an pulled by opportunity, we are being challenged to grow up and build a meaningful world together"  During this session  will look briefly at some of the "worst case scenarios", then spend more time on what and how we can institute change. 

Vendor Booth:  MW Flutes 

Flute 101.  

Youth Activity

Costume Parade.

Teen Activity

Decorative Knotwork. Knots are a very special intersection of the practicality, aesthetic beauty, geometry, and spiritual force. This workshop will  teach two interesting and relatively easy decorative ties: the Carrick Bend and the Cobra Knot. Practice materials will be provided, bring your own cord if desired - the cobra knot can be used to make a bracelet if desired. Additional instruction and practice opportunities available throughout the festival.

3:00 PM

Workshop 1 at the Community Center

Bryon Ballard.  Search of Endarkment.  going deep into shadow work and understanding that "endarkenment" is as valuable as "enlightenment."

Earth Tent

Meren.  Come Dance with Us – Ecstatic Dance in the Forest.  What is Ecstatic Dance?  Ecstatic dance is a form of dance in which the dancers abandon themselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes them, often leading to trance and a feeling of ecstasy when all is danced and done.   Meren will host a short introductory/centering circle before the dance itself begins, and we will dance for approximately 45 minutes, closing with another circle to complete our time together today.

Fire Tent

Dru Ann.   Intro to Sound Healing with Frequencies.  Discover the world of Sound Healing.  We are all vibration and frequency.   Listen to various tracks to feel how each frequency affects you.  Learn how to create your own Sound Healing frequencies.

Ritual Circle

Florida Funk Drum Collective.  Drum Flow.

Youth Activity

Beginner Poi with Tony or craft.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

4:30 PM

Community Meeting Followed by Auction and 50/50 Raffle

6:00 PM

Dinner

8:00 PM

Main Ritual -  

Registration Closes

9:00 PM

Drumming, Dancing and Spinning Activities

11:00 PM

Gates Close

Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

Sunday

7:30 AM

Free Coffee - Bring Your Own Cup

Breakfast at the Community Center

9:00 AM

Gates Open

10:30 AM

Closing Ritual

4:00 PM

All Visitors Must Be Off Site

 
 
 
 

If you would like to present a workshop at the upcoming festival, you may apply on Eventbrite as you register for the festival. If you have already registered, please email ThePhoenix@PhoenixFestivals.com with your full name, address, phone number, email, emergency contact information, and your workshop title and description. You may also include any special needs for your workshop, a preferred time slot (not guaranteed), and a short bio.

 

You may present more than one workshop. You will be contacted when your workshop is approved. Workshops count towards community service.