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Pp 22 Festival Schedule

Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

Wed

Wednesday

9:00 AM

Gates Open

3:00 PM

Community Center.

Meet and Greet with Guest Speakers and Musicians.  Get your books and CDs autographed or just hang out,

Fire Tent

Thai.  Scavenger Hunt.  Hunt for treasures and learn the lay of the land with an adult scavenger hunt. 

5:30 PM

Dinner 

Bring your meal to the community center and eat with phamily.

7:00 PM

Flow Arts/Spinning Waiver Signing at Community Center

If you are interested in spinning, you must sign a spinning liability waiver & be issued an orange wrist band to perform. This meeting is mandatory for you. Meet 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, guitars, tambourines, 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

9:00 AM

Gates Open

10:00 AM

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.

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 Circle

Mama Gina.  Morning Frame Drum Meditation.  Mama Gina will share how she uses the frame drum in her personal meditative practice. You'll get an opportunity to play a bit and sing and chant into the drum, and then we'll settle in for a brief meditation.  If you have any kind of frame drum, please bring it.  No Experience Necessary.

Youth Activity

Nature Walk & Creating Sacred Space.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

12:00 PM

Lunch and Lunch Concert with Meren at the Community Center

1:00 PM

Community Center

Heron Michelle. The Great Work of Modern Witchcraft: Elements, Sun, Moon and Stars for Magickal Advancement. The Pentacle Path of Modern Witchcraft is an approach for spiritual and magickal work that integrates the tides of Elemental, Solar, Lunar and Astrological cycles. This auspicious timing according to astrology lays out a years-long map of energetic tides according to earth’s natural cycles, rather than the Catholic legacy of the Gregorian Calendar. This Great Work planning method for meaningful magickal workings within the Neopagan Wheel of the Year, allows the witch deep spiritual exploration while balancing their five-fold self, progressing their evolution in the Craft. This method is taught in “Elemental Witchcraft: A Guide to Living a Magickal Life Through the Elements.” (Llewellyn 2021)

Earth Tent

Skip Clark.  Naturist, Nudist, Skyclad:  the Bare Essentials.   Many festivals are clothing-optional, and many traditions worship skyclad. Still, a lot of people are reluctant to take part nude, in either case. We will look at the differences between naturism and nudity, skyclad and robed, among other topics. Come prepared to discuss your doubts, experiences, and your joys.

Fire Tent

Archonstone.  Forging connections with Animal Spirits and Nature.  What are the differences between totems, familiars, spirit allies, animals, animal spirits/ghosts, fetches, or shapeshifting forms?  How does shapeshifting work on different planes?  How to connect to these planes?  What are your natural affinities?  What exercises and practices are needed to connect to these various planes, and identify with Animal Spirits?   Class includes:  Element exercises; Astral Aspecting exercises; Environment Identification and aspecting exercise; Evoking spirit of place, holding space for the spirit of a plane. 

 

William I. Hegeman (Bill) Archonstone started have supernatural experiences when he was 2. His grandfather, who passed 2 weeks earlier, came back to say good bye when he was 7.  He studied various methods of developing psychic skills, magic and practices from around the world. He was apprenticed to a shaman in 2010. He is a founder and elder of People Embracing Change. http://www.peopleembracingchange.com/

https://linktr.ee/archonstone

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEhT38I45yWZpS_d1xjyag

mailto://archonstone@archonstone.com

Book:   Magic, Mind, Emotion and Body, The Praxis:Magic No Woo, the how and why book

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578922606

Youth Activity

TBD.

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

Community Center

Seven. The Ownership of Myth.  As we craft our own futures, especially as it relates to our own practices, our gods, and our benefactors, we owe it to ourselves to have an honest conversation about the ownership of myth, faith, and folklore. In this space we will have a lead discussion on the process of myth creation, an open forum to discuss our own practices and beliefs, and space to have it challenged by the perceived or greater authenticity of myth beyond ourselves. No part of this is meant to convert or change your faith, only to question it in beneficial ways for your own future. We will also talk about Urban and Modern Myth in this space, with the example of the Alleyman and other beings in this vein.

Earth Tent

Oracle of Hekate. This is a specific mini-ritual limited to 15 guests at most. It is an oracular rite which will help bring the participant and the Goddess closer with one another.     Oracle Hekataios is a modern-day priest and oracle of the Goddess Hekate Trioditis. As part of his mission and contract, he seeks to bring her Voice to the people again, helping to breathe new life and renew hearts once more.

Fire Tent

Organic Steampunk Evolution.  Making Spell Craft Minions (Wish) Minions.  All supplies provided.   

Youth Activity

Creating Sacred Space.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

7:00 PM

Ritual at the Ritual Circle presented by HERON MICHELLE

Exploring Elemental Powered and Sovereigns as a Full Spectrum of Mental Gender.  Through innovative ceremonial practices, explore the four elements and their full spectrum of mental gender without the patriarchal, binary biases taught by Alchemists in the past. Heron will teach her interactive form of group magick that engages and affirms the five-fold self of all witches. This rite explores the four elemental essences of earth, air, fire, water, and their inner and outer mysteries, including a meditative journey to seek an audience with the elemental beings and their Sovereigns. All attendees must fully participate inside the magickal circle; no observers will be allowed.

8:00 PM

Traditional Bardic Circle at the Ritual Circle

9:00 PM

Phoenix Phamily Drumming and Dancing in the Ritual Circle

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

Ritual Circle

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 1.   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. 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

Community Center

Magpie Tarot Deck Workshop. Magpie tarot decks are made of mismatched cards. To participate, bring a standard sized tarot deck that you are willing to swap cards with other people’s decks to create your own unique Magpie tarot deck. 

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.

Fire Tent

Autumn Rayne. Building the Temple Foundation.  Creating Community begins with you.  Your mind and body are the "Temple" of the Spirit and the first building block of anything  greater. This concept influenced me as a newbie that I want to pass that on.

Youth Activity

Ritual Construction and Chanting.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

12:00 PM

Lunch and Lunch Concert with Phamily at the Community Center

1:00 PM

Community Center

Oracle Hekataios. The Dusty Altar and the Empty Cauldron: When Anxiety and Depression Impact Your Craft.  Many people suffer from anxiety and depression, and this can impact their relationship with the Gods, the spirits, and themselves. Does this make them a bad witch? Should they not practice when they are in the depths of despair? When anxiety hits, is that intuition or instinct? Most importantly, what does the Craft say to help us wade through dark, unmotivated times?

Earth Tent

Haley Shiver. The Elements of Experimentation. For most Pagans, Earth is in the North, Fire is the South, Water the West and Air the East, but what if it wasn't? What if you gave yourself permission to try something new? To experience it in a new way?   This class takes you through the story of a coven who did just this, and came out the other side changed for the better. We will learn more about the elements, about how different a sacred circle feels, and how we gave ourselves permission to break the rules.

Fire Tent

Rose.  Belly Dancing Basics.  Wear your jingles and learn some moves. 

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.

Youth Activity

Intermediate Poi or Cakes & Ale.

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.  

3:00 PM

Community Center

Peter Bonk.  The Veil is Thin, How to Communicate with Passed Loved Ones. Taking inventory of your gifts and developing your gifts. Methods for communicating with passed love ones including how to maintain a relationship with loved ones even after they have passed over and Samhain traditions. I am an expert in using and developing clairvoyant abilities or gifts and teach them to my members on a regular basis. FB Groups "Living in Spirit." Meetup "Living in Spirit" and Living Metaphysically. Would prefer indoors on the ground or floor. Ask participants to bring floor cushions or chairs.

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.

Fire Tent

Moonraven luvantes. Sacred herbs of Greek - Unani medicine.

Youth Activity

Costuming and rehearsal for ritual.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

5:30 PM

Dinner

6:30 PM

Ritual at the Ritual Circle presented by SEVEN.

Conjuring the Alleyman. All are invited to a conjuring of the Alleyman. Those who take part are suggested to bring miscellaneous divination cards with them with the intent to trade them with others during this time.  With a leading speech and direction into ritual, all involved will carry with them a provided symbol of the alleyman (17c) as we take on his mantle and pass oracle and card hand in hand among our group. We will all come together with a set of tarot and oracle cards in hand, and leave with a new one, made of the communal passage of cards during the ritual. During this time, we will all be moved to share what the passing of our cards means with one another, and so with our new set of cards, we also carry the story of how they came to our hands.

7:30 PM

Costume Party & Concert

9:00 PM

Drumming, Dancing and Spinning Activities with Florida Funk Drum Collective.

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

Ritual Circle

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.

10:00 AM

Community Center

Archonstone.  Meditation And Internal Alchemy. Creating a  more magical Ego as a tool.  Too often People give up on Meditation because the mind will not quiet.  Active or mindful meditation practices are designed to give the mind something to do. Practices that help with ordering and quieting the mind through mindful meditation practices developed for those practicing magic.Meditation with the body to become aware of energy in the body and how it relates to our mind and emotions. Internal Alchemy is a process of forging and changing our ego, our behaviors and changing our actions and reactions to life. Meditational practices  that help in evolving our  reactions to the past, and forging behaviors for the future.  How to make the ego into a tool, instead being the driver of our behaviors.

Earth 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. 

Fire Tent

Gary Fisler.  Inducing Trance.  This is a hands on workshop that will teach various methods of inducing trance. It will start with simple methods and progress to "Treading the Mill". Bring your questions and get ready to experience trance.

Ritual Circle

Spinning Workshop.  Ever want to try to spin poi, staff or fans?  Come join Shadowhawk and Amy for a hands-on workshop. 

Youth Activity

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

12:00 PM

Lunch and Lunch Concert with Misunderstood Disciple at the Community Center

Misunderstood Disciple is Aerik, a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in West Palm Beach, FL. Drawing inspiration from both the mundane and the magickal, Aerik combines acoustic, electric, and synth instruments to create an alternative rock fusion.

1:00 PM

Community Center

Heron Michelle. Four Rules of Modern Witchcraft for Personal Sovereignty.  A comedic approach to the thealogy of “Perfect love and perfect trust,” and the explorations of what it means to be a sovereign Witch within the Cooperator Culture of a Great God/dess in balance. These “Four Rules” weave together answers to questions like: What do we mean by Divine Love? What is “harm” and how can I do no harm, but take no sh!t? These rules offer an ethical framework to any magickal/spiritual practice, drawing inspiration from the sacred poetry of Wicca, Hermetic principles, and direct revelation from the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite/Venus. Based on teachings in my book "Elemental Witchcraft: A Guide to Living a Magickal Life through the Elements" (Llewellyn 2021)

Earth Tent

Thai.  Crafting Our Tools: Earth and Water Element. This workshop provides all supplies to burn your pentacle or special symbol on wood and supplies to etch a symbol on a glass Chalice.

Fire Tent

Moonraven luvantes.  Grove of Dionysus ritual.

Ritual Circle  (2pm)

Dance Alchemy: Navigating TranceSpace through the Collective Experience.  Join Remmi in this workshop teaching how to access the transformative trance flow through dance and drums. Using evidence based research and spiritual rhythms we will take you on a step by step journey to your own personal portal of flow. Learn how to connect through your body to any layer or rhythm you hear.

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

Community Center

Seven. The Shift of Divination.  Modernizing divination, and exploring it in new ways, requires an understanding of divination's origins. This discussion will be led by a short history of divination and the tools used in it, and an exploration of new paths forward. An open forum will exist for practitioners to share their own experiences bucking tradition in this way, and abnormal divination decks and tools will be available for putting these methods into practice in pairs. We all own our practices, so let's explore.

Earth Tent

April.  Crafting Our Tools: Wands.   Let's attach your favorite gem stone to your staff. Bring your stone and staff or use one of the provided base wand.  I will bring what I have found to be a good adhesive. Let's  create our visions while designing a magical tool.  Workshop held at venders row at the LunaSong Decore booth.

Fire Tent

Whale Maiden. The Earthways Shamanic Path is an Earth-based spiritual path. This Path originated  in Southwest Florida yet can be practiced all around the world.  In this Path,  we study the Seasons as they unfold where we live. We learn what those Seasons are, their physical-environmental aspects, their spiritual aspects and what they mean, and how to celebrate them.  We study local plants and animals to learn about their cycles and habitats.  We approach the world through a shamanic perspective. We drum and meditate to achieve altered states. We go on shamanic journeys. We communicate with Ancestors, spirits and guides. We do this to help ourselves, or to help other people or other beings. We advocate the achievement of altered states of reality through meditation, drumming and dancing, as well as through exploring nature, for greater self-awareness. We believe that Shamanism is an ancient earth-based spiritual practice with modern applications. The Earthways Shamanic Path is based upon core shamanism. Our philosophy is that people are drawn to Shamanism, if they are meant to learn more about it. Each person is responsible for learning what they need to, for their personal growth. We recognize that you can be Shaman and Wiccan, or Shaman and Druid, or other combinations. But for us, we are Shaman, and this is our Path.   We say, “Share your peace with our Mother Earth, Father Sky, and The Big Water.   

Whale Maiden grew up in the forests of Pennsylvania, lived in the suburbs of Southwest Florida for over 30 years, and has recently migrated to Central Florida.  She’s on the Shamanic path, a Unitarian Universalist,  a Life Coach, and ordained through the Universal Life Church.  Her Shamanic mentors are affiliated with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Whale Maiden founded the Earthways Shamanic Path in 2001. It encourages people to observe the cycles of nature where they live, to "Find the Magic in your Land, " and then to create ceremonies and rituals based on those cycles. This path also encourages people to achieve altered states naturally, by going out in nature, and by journeying with rattles and drums.

Ritual Circle

Drum Flow.  An interactive drum meditation workshop designed to slowly build energy as a group to attain entrainment and prayer and to get us connected and ready for the nights sacred ceremonies. All skill levels invited, bring your drum or any other percussion item you enjoy. Dancers always needed!

 

Florida Funk Collective.  Introducing a family of professional musicians and artists, seeking to share in the traditions handed down drummer to drummer of medicine and community. Individually we have amassed study from all across the world; in order to best celebrate and heal through drum and dance as a collective.

Youth Activity

Beginner Poi with Shadowhawk or craft.

Teen Activity

Gaming Tent open all day.

4:30 PM

Village Meeting Followed by Auction and 50/50 Raffle

Did you know that 20% of all donation, auction and fundraising money is allocated to The Scholarship Fund? The remaining funds go toward keeping admission prices low while continuing to make site improvements and providing quality guest speakers and entertainment.

6:00 PM

Dinner

8:00 PM

Main Ritual

Crafting Our Future. A ritual to consciously invest us in the energy and tools we create for forging and rebuilding new paths, which lead us toward a more empowered future, both as individuals and a community.

9:00 PM

Drumming, Dancing and Spinning Activities with Florida Funk Drum Collective

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

Ritual Circle

Grey Ghosthawk.  Healing Circle.  Community based workshop for all to give and receive healing energy.

11:00 AM

Closing Ritual

4:00 PM

All Visitors Must Be Off Site

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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.

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