Headliners: Patti Wigington, Jason Mankey, Jason Augustus Newcomb
Also appearing: Grey Ghosthawk, Dru Ann
Music: Wendy Rule, Brian Henke - Drum Circle: Kelso, Becca

Beltaine 2017 Workshops

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Beltaine 2017

Workshop Schedule
(Dates, Times and Locations are subject to change prior to the event)

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Raise the Roof!
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Tent ~

The Brotherhood of the Spear and Sisterhood of the Shield would like to invite you to join them in raising up their home. While helping out, you would also be raising your own home as the Brotherhood and Sisterhood would like you to join their family of brothers and sisters. SOTS & BOTS are here to enjoy your path in your faith and to share their paths with you. Please join us for this fun event. We will have snacks and drinks available at this event. (All Ages Welcome)

Stone Grill: Hosted by Brotherhood of the Spear and Sisterhood of the Shield
5:00pm – 7:00pm ~ The Mall ~

We will be lighting up the large grill near The Mall. All you need to do is drop your contribution off at registration, and let us prepare it for you. We will be serving the food between 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday. Contributions can be donated as early as 9am on Wednesday. Please bring your own plate, utensils and beverages with you when you come. While at this event meet members of the Brotherhood Of The Spear & Sisterhood Of The Shield and learn what these groups are about and how they are bringing our community closer together. (All Ages Welcome)

Newcomers Welcome Meeting
5:30pm – 6:00pm ~ Community Center ~

Welcome all Newcomers, FPG first-timers and Festival Virgins in general! Join us for coffee or tea in the Community Center and have your questions answered and meet your fellow newcomers. Not a First-timer? That's OK! This is an opportunity for anyone to come and have questions answered or to speak to a Coordinator if they need to. (All Ages Welcome)

Opening Ritual
8:00pm ~ Main Ritual Circle ~

In this ritual we will build a circle of protection and take time to honor each other and our years together as a community as well as welcome festival newcomers to our family. We also take time in this ritual to provide important information and any scheduling updates and introduce you to our Headliners and Staff. Following this ritual will be a fire lighting ceremony at the Fire Circle where we will light our Sacred Flame. Be sure to arrive early and bring a chair or ground cover. (All Ages Welcome)

FPG Singles Social
9:00pm - ?? ~ Community Center ~

Join our Single, Poly and Open Pagans for some socializing, snacks and maybe some Cards Against Humanity. Please bring a snack or beverage to share and meet your fellow available Pagans. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

 

THURSDAY

 

Healing Circle
9:00am - 10:00am ~ Healing Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Coffee and Conversation
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Community Center ~ Lady Seraphany

This will be a daily workshop with a topic of conversation set for each day. There will be a concession area set with coffee options and snacks. (All Ages Welcome)

The Wild Woman Archetype
10:30am – Noon ~ Sisterhood of the Shield ~ Jessica Schattilly

You know she's in there. You hear her call to you in the quiet. She's the Wild Woman deep within us all. Come together for a round-table discussion on the Wild Woman Archetype and how to celebrate her in your everyday life. Please bring chairs or blankets. Sponsored by the Sisterhood of the Shield. (All Ages Welcome – Women Only)

Building the Sweat Lodge
10:30am – Noon ~ Freedom Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Come help build the Lodge and learn the history and technique of how a Lodge is constructed. Come prepared to work a little and have a little fun in the process. (Ages 13 and up)

The Magic of Crystal Singing Bowls
10:30am – Noon ~ Sanctuary ~ Dru Ann Welch

Come learn the history of crystal singing bowls and about sound healing. Experience the calm of a crystal singing bowl sound bath meditation. Participants may want to bring mat/towel to lie on. (All Ages Welcome)

From Grimoires to the Book of Shadows: A Short History of Magickal Books
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Jason Mankey

Many Modern Witches keep or have inherited a Book of Shadows unique to their tradition, but just how old is the idea behind the BoS? Could it have originated before Modern Witchcraft emerged in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s? Grimoires and other occult books have been an integral part of the Western Magickal Tradition for centuries, and their influence has been felt within a variety of spiritual and magickal traditions, and is still a large part of what many Witches and Pagans practice today. Come learn the histories behind such famous works as “The Key of Solomon” and Agrippa’s “Books of Occult Philosophy” and how the modern Book of Shadows went from being a well-guarded secret to a system shared in a variety of popular printed works.

What is your path? Where is it taking you?
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Brotherhood of the Spear Tent ~ Randy Olynick

One of the primary missions of the Brotherhood of the Spear is to learn about our brothers. Learn what their experiences have been and what their future plans are. This workshop discussion will be focused on this primary mission. Come join us as we would like to learn what drives you every day in your spiritual path. Tell us how this influences you in your life outside of the Pagan community. Let us know how you plan on furthering your knowledge in the future, and where do you want it to eventually take you. Please come with an open mind as you will hear others' experiences that are different than yours. This will definitely be a fun discussion and help us learn to understand each other and respect each other even more. (All Ages Welcome – Men Only)

Candle Magick – The Lazy Witch Way!
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Sanctuary ~ Onyx Moon

I have come to the conclusion that most of us are lazy witches. Yes we are. We want everything to be quick and easy. We don't want to spend a lot of time setting up elaborate rituals to do magick. We want it now! Or yesterday even. Well I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that Candle Magick is quick and easy, the bad news is that you do have to do a little work...but not much! One of the simplest of magical arts which comes under the heading of natural magic is candle burning; it can also be classified as sympathetic magic. Candle magic is simple because it employs little ritual and few ceremonial tools. So join me as I share ways to make the process of Candle Magick fun and easy, yet powerful! (All Ages Welcome)

Reading the Runes for All Levels
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Amber Ayliah Cannon

Whether you are just beginning to read the runes or you have been reading them for a while, this workshop will offer suggestions and insight for how to interpret runes. If you have a rune set, please bring it with you as we will be doing practice readings and layouts. We will be applying lore to the readings as well as working with basic meanings. (All Ages Welcome)

Opening to Visionary Magick
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Ancestors Glen ~ Jason Augustus Newcomb

In this class we will actively and practically explore opening up to the visionary state, seeing nature spirits and other intelligences, as well as learning to experience shared and group visions. This is a class that will positively change your experience of other worlds, whether you are new to ritual or a practicing visionary.

Celtic Games
1:00pm ~ Morrigan's Arena ~ Marshal TJ

Celtic Games is an event that remembers days long past when kingdoms fought for control, power, riches, and territory; when kings and queens chose their champions to limit loss of life upon the battlefield. Will you be brave enough, strong enough, quick enough, or witty enough to take the coveted crown for your own and become King or Queen of FPG Celtic Games. Please bring a water gun with you on Friday for the Water Siege. Lay on!! — And may the most skilled sword claim victory! Adults are required to sign a consent & liability form. Ages 5-12 require a parent present. All minors require parental consent. (All Ages Welcome)

Hillfolks' Hoodoo: an Introduction to Appalachian Folk Magic
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Byron Ballard

From stumpwater to lightning-struck wood, this old and peculiar folk magic is still a vital part of Appalachia today. We'll cover the history and origins and then review materials (including native plants), spells, charms and talismans. (All Ages Welcome)

The Magic of Household Witchcraft
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Patti Wigington

Patti will be presenting a fun and interactive workshop on The Magic of Household Witchcraft. Topics include household altars, kitchen magic, and how to use mundane items around your house in magical workings. The only thing you need to bring is your creativity and imagination! (All Ages Welcome)

Community Not Competition
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Sanctuary ~ Community Not Competition Initiative

This is a Panel Discussion with signees of the Community Not Competition Initiative on how we as a Community can build each other up and not tear each other down. We will be fielding questions and comments from all participants during this workshop and all are welcome to attend. (All Ages Welcome)

Rupert's Tales and Tunes Performance
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Kid’s Realm ~ Kyrja

Join Rupert the rabbit in this interactive story-time workshop as he meets people for the very first time. Find out how he meets the Lord and the Lady too, and what happens when the people, who have come to the forest where he lives to celebrate Beltane, light their bonfire. Become a Friend of Rupert by singing along with Kyrja about bubbles, birds and wriggly things! Many surprises are in store for everyone who joins us.

Women’s Inipi Sweatlodge
7:00pm ~ Freedom Circle ~ Donella Favorite

Stone People Lodge, Purification Lodge, or inappropriately called a Sweat Lodge, is a sacred purification ceremony. This is similar to a sauna in outward appearance, but far more significant in meaning. It is a cleansing, not only of the body, but of the mind, heart, and spirit as well. This ceremony precedes almost all other Native American ceremonies. (Ages 18 and Up)

Kid's Movie Night
7:30pm – 10:30pm ~ Kid’s Realm ~ Kid's Realm Staff

Drop your kids off for an evening of kid-friendly fun and family friendly movies while their parents and guardians are at the Meet and Greet.

Beltaine Meet N' Greet ~ Roaring 20’s Speakeasy
8:00pm – ?? ~ Blue Room ~ Sisterhood of the Shield

Calling all guys and dolls. The Sisterhood of the Shield and the Brotherhood of the Spear invite you to a 1920's themed meet and greet. It will be fashioned much like a speakeasy. We invite you to dress in the most “Hotsy-totsy” fashion. There will be no giggle juice available but we invite to join the fun. It true speakeasy fashion you will need the code word to get past the bouncers. So you “Know your onions” the code is “I need an oil change.” Once in you will need your donation for the Hands of the Goddess nonprofit organization for the homeless. This will be how you buy in. There will be “gambling” and dancing. So come down and make “Whoopee”.

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

Body Painting
10:00pm – 1:00am ~ Fire Circle ~ Jacki Olynick

Whether it is one color or several, a simple graphic pattern or a complex design with shades, the body as the canvas brings many exciting possibilities. Come down and join your community members as they dance, drum and build sacred energy together. Jacki will be there waiting for anyone who wants to be painted. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

*Additional paints and supplies will be available for use*

 

FRIDAY

 

Healing Circle
9:00am - 10:00am ~ Healing Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Coffee and Conversation
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Community Center ~ Lady Seraphany

This will be a daily workshop with a topic of conversation set for each day. There will be a concession area set with coffee options and snacks. (All Ages Welcome)

Daughters of Terpsichore Planning Session
10:30am – Noon ~ Sisterhood of the Shield ~ Jessica Schattilly

Terpsichore was one of the nine muses whose name means "delighting in dance" in Greek. The Daughters of Terpsichore is a group of diverse, strong, beautiful women who love to build and share positive energy through dance. We perform our dances during Opening Ritual of the Florida Pagan Gathering every Beltane and Samhain. This workshop is where members will learn the dance for the next festival and share ideas for upcoming performances. Open to existing members and anyone interested in joining. (All Ages Welcome – Women Only)

What's in Your Tool belt? Energy Healing Tips to Heal Your Life
10:30am – Noon ~ Ancestors Glen ~ Dru Ann Welch

Come experience tips and tricks to add to your spiritual tool belt to create energy healing in your life. Bring a chair or a mat to lie down on. (All Ages Welcome)

Flower Crowns
10:30am – Noon ~ Thunderdome ~ Heather Faulk-Bell

Making flower crowns out of different craft supplies. (All Ages Welcome)

You can play flute and love it!
10:30am – Noon ~ Vendors Row ~ Robert Dolan

The Native American flute has been reported to be the third oldest known musical instrument in the world. Native Flutes have been used all over the world for spirit calling ceremonies, powerful prayer ceremonies, courting and love songs. The flute workshop is for those just starting out or just interested in the Native American flute. The workshop will cover the basics of playing a Native American flute including scales, fingering and special techniques. How to care for your flute, what to look for when buying a flute and a bit of the history of the instruments will also be discussed. Whether you own a flute or not you can attend. Flutes will be provided for use during the workshop. I will also talk about and show how to play overtone flutes. (All Ages Welcome)

FPG Atmosphere Meeting
10:30am – Noon ~ Community Center ~ Eric Rhoads

This is a workshop that is geared to brainstorm ideas to support FPG and make FPG better. Share ideas for workshops, games, and other fun ideas to make our time together just great! (All Ages Welcome)

Norse Gods and Connecting With Them
10:30am – Noon ~ Sanctuary ~ Gabrielle Moore & Amber Ayliah Cannon

We will discuss the Norse Gods and Goddesses are and how can we relate to them and connect with them? If you are drawn to certain aspects of any deities, there is a Norse God you might work with. We will discuss different rituals for connecting with them and if time allows, we will hold a modified blot. (Ages 21 & Up Welcome)

Town Hall Meeting
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Temple of Earth Gathering

Come have a productive conversation with some of the board members and DCs. Share your ideas, your wants, needs and concerns with us in this lunchtime meeting. Bring your lunch with you. We will set up a few tables and chairs but you may want to bring a chair with you. If you’re shy about speaking in front of others please feel free to write your questions, concerns or comments down and drop it off at the Town Hall box located at the Community Center. (All Ages Welcome)

How can we as Pagans better take care of our Mother Earth?
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Brotherhood of the Spear Tent ~ The Reverend

In this workshop, I will present ideas on how we as Pagans can do little things every single day to help decrease our carbon footprint on this amazing planet. I would also enjoy participants to bring their ideas on how we can do things as well so that we can all learn together. (All Ages Welcome)

Natural Beauty
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Community Center ~ Bee

"When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out." -Christy Turlington

How do you define Natural Beauty? Who has it? Where and when? We'll discuss these questions and techniques to unlocking your own while we do a little pampering of our own using natural ingredients like honey, eggs, bananas, cinnamon and more. (face-masks, hair-masks, sugar-scrubs) Come prepared to get a little messy (but don't worry, we'll be stationed near the showers!) so bring a towel and comfy clothes to enjoy some indulgent beauty practices in good company. BRING: towel, messy-friendly comfy clothes, and a mirror if you have one! (All Ages Welcome)

Playtime with Kyrja
1:00pm – 3:30pm ~ Kid’s Realm ~ Kyrja

You’re invited to join Rupert’s Tales author, Kyrja, for some fun activites, including a noise-making Elemental Meditation, singing silly songs, making an “I Rock” talisman, and doing the “Pagan Pokey!” Join us as we wiggle and giggle together, and finish up with a “Compliment Circle.”

Celtic Games
1:00pm ~ Morrigan's Arena ~ Marshal TJ

Celtic Games is an event that remembers days long past when kingdoms fought for control, power, riches, and territory; when kings and queens chose their champions to limit loss of life upon the battlefield. Will you be brave enough, strong enough, quick enough, or witty enough to take the coveted crown for your own and become King or Queen of FPG Celtic Games. Please bring a water gun with you on Friday for the Water Siege. Lay on!! — And may the most skilled sword claim victory! Adults are required to sign a consent & liability form. Ages 5-12 require a parent present. All minors require parental consent. (All Ages Welcome)

Willful Bane: the Joy of Hex
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Byron Ballard

There's so much controversy surrounding this subject and this workshop clears up some of the confusion about who should do this (not everybody) and how it should be done (with a joyful heart). We'll look at questions around karma and the Three-Fold Law, explore the Nine Levels of Bane, and learn some effective (and fun) ways to achieve justice and parity in a challenging world. (Ages 18+ Welcome)

Moneyfesting with Lakshmi: Connecting with the Hindu Goddess of Abundance
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Sanctuary ~ Courtney Crouch

Learn how to connect with the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. Bring her endless flow of universal abundance into your life on a daily basis. In this class we will cover alter construction and which chants and offerings please her best in order to garner her attention. You will be amazed at how easy it is to enhance your well-being with Lakshmi on your life. (All Ages Welcome)

Drumming 101
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Healing Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

Learn basic rhythms, feel confident to play in the circle and be part of the magic! (All Ages Welcome)

The Horned God in the British Isles
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Jason Mankey

For thousands of years, the Horned God has resided in the British Isles in various forms. To the ancient Celts, he was The Horned One, Cernunnos. In the Middle Ages he whispered to his followers in Christian Churches as the Green Man. As Herne, he became an English icon. Learn the real histories behind these powerful figures and how they all fit together. Find out how these three gods became an essential part of Contemporary Paganism, and why their messages still resonate today.

Raising Pagan Kids in a Not-So-Pagan World
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Ancestor’s Glen ~ Patti Wigington

Are you trying to navigate the waters of Pagan parenting? Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, we'll share plenty of ways you can include them in Pagan practice with your family. (All Ages Welcome)

Singing Bowl Sound Bath
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Sanctuary ~ Dru Ann Welch

Open your chakras and experience the healing sounds of the Crystal Singing Bowls. Bring a chair or mat to lie on. (All Ages Welcome)

Inner Alchemy of the Four Elements
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Jason Augustus Newcomb

In this hands on and transformative class we will explore the various levels (from physical to spiritual) in which the four elements affect our lives, and practical exercises will be explored to balance and transform these energies within ourselves to improve our relationship with the world around us and to empower consciousness to new levels.

Brotherhood Roundtable Discussion
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Brotherhood of the Spear Tent ~ Eric Rhoads

The Brotherhood of the Spear wants to know what the men in the Pagan faith want in a fellowship group geared to them. Please come to our roundtable and give us your ideas. Also share some of your experiences with us. Let us know what events, rituals or fun places that you would like to see the Brotherhood at. We want our brothers to get everything they can from our group. We can only give what we know different men are looking for. So join us. See you there. (All Ages Welcome – Men Only)

Pirates Promenade Parade!!
4:00pm ~ Community Center ~ Pirate Camp

Avast, Ye Mateys! Don your best Pirate garb and join our hearty crew as we promenade around the parade route singing songs and telling tales of the high seas! Raise the Colors! (All Ages Welcome)

Dance the Maypole
4:30pm ~ Ancestors Glen ~ Medea Athairn

The Maypole started as an ancient Germanic Pagan fertility rite. A ceremonial folk dance is performed around a tall pole hung with ribbons that are woven into a pattern by the dancers. Typically performed on May Day; Maypole dances occur at midsummer events in Scandinavia and has been incorporated in Folk festivals all over Europe. In Neopaganism the Maypole continues to be a symbol of fertility, be it sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual. The Maypole dance will be a ritual of blessing the Goddess Earth in preparation for the God’s phallus symbol (the maypole). If you’ve never danced a Maypole before, that’s OK, we will teach you the dance. (All Ages Welcome)

Co-Ed Inipi Sweatlodge
7:00pm ~ Freedom Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Stone People Lodge, Purification Lodge, or inappropriately called a Sweat Lodge, is a sacred purification ceremony. This is similar to a sauna in outward appearance, but far more significant in meaning. It is a cleansing, not only of the body, but of the mind, heart, and spirit as well. This ceremony precedes almost all other Native American ceremonies. (Ages 18 and Up)

Wendy Rule and Brian Henke in Concert
8:00pm ~ The Mall

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

Body Painting
10:00pm – 1:00am ~ Fire Circle ~ Jacki Olynick

Whether it is one color or several, a simple graphic pattern or a complex design with shades, the body as the canvas brings many exciting possibilities. Come down and join your community members as they dance, drum and build sacred energy together. Jacki will be there waiting for anyone who wants to be painted. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome) *Additional paints and supplies will be available for use*

 

SATURDAY

 

Healing Circle
9:00am - 10:00am ~ Healing Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Coffee and Conversation
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Community Center ~ Lady Seraphany

This will be a daily workshop with a topic of conversation set for each day. There will be a concession area set with coffee options and snacks. (All Ages Welcome)

Tea and Tarot with Lady Seraphany
10:30 – Noon ~ Community Center ~ Lady Seraphany

This is a bring-your-deck-and-play workshop. If you don't have a deck yet that's ok you can play anyway we will have extra. Come feel if this is a right choice for you. Get a chance to read different decks and understand better this very old form of clairsentience. (All Ages Welcome)

You can play flute and love it!
10:30am – Noon ~ Vendors Row ~ Robert Dolan

The Native American flute has been reported to be the third oldest known musical instrument in the world. Native Flutes have been used all over the world for spirit calling ceremonies, powerful prayer ceremonies, courting and love songs. The flute workshop is for those just starting out or just interested in the Native American flute. The workshop will cover the basics of playing a Native American flute including scales, fingering and special techniques. How to care for your flute, what to look for when buying a flute and a bit of the history of the instruments will also be discussed. Whether you own a flute or not you can attend. Flutes will be provided for use during the workshop. I will also talk about and show how to play overtone flutes. (All Ages Welcome)

From The Wica to Wicca: The Rise and Development of Modern Witchcraft
10:30pm – Noon ~ Sanctuary ~ Jason Mankey

When Gerald Gardner went public as one of England’s first Modern Witches in 1951 he spoke of being a part of an initiate only “Witch­cult” and called the Witches who initiated him “The Wica.” By the end of the 1960’s Gardner’s Witchcraft was known by many as Wicca, and by the end of the 1970’s Wicca was no longer limited to just initiates. How did this all happen and what are the origins of Gardner’s Craft? Just where do Traditional Witches fit into all of this and what sort of impact have they had on Witchcraft traditions today? From Valiente to Cochrane to Ravenwolf it’s an in­depth look on where Modern Witchcraft has been and how it got to now.

FPG Beltaine Olympics
10:30am – Noon ~ Morrigan’s Arena ~ Dave Spencer

Attention all festival goers!!!! We will be holding the FPG Olympics at Beltaine 2017! Sign up your team of 5 fellow campers under the Olympic Rings colors and compete to BRING HOME THE GOLD!! Teams will then meet up at the Morrigan’s Arena on Friday morning at 10am to sign-up your teams. Our own Amanda Osborne and Dave Spencer will emcee the events! Once there, LET THE GAMES BEGIN! - Go Lay an Egg, Water Balloon Dodge Ball, Scavenger Hunt, Water Volley Ball, Dive and Retrieve, and a Swimming Relay. Medal Ceremony to be held immediately following! Gold, Silver, and Bronze... Who will take home the championship trophy?? Only the Gods know but you can be a witness to GREATNESS!! PLEASE WEAR YOUR SWIMMING ATTIRE AS PART OF THIS INVOLVES ACTIVITIES IN THE SWIMMING POOL (Ages 15 and Up Welcome)

Crafting Medicine Bags
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Pirate Camp ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Learn the purpose and tradition of the Medicine Bag and make your own. All materials provided and first items for your medicine bag will be there for you. A $5 materials fee is required for this class. (All Ages Welcome) Pirate Camp is located behind Lodge 4.

Ritual Craft and Spellwork for Solitaries
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Patti Wigington

It's sometimes tough to work as a solitary practitioner - after all, you haven't got anyone to work magic with! No worries, though - writing your own ritual or spell doesn't have to be a disaster. We'll talk about some basic formulas for creating your own ritual or spell from scratch. (All Ages Welcome)

Couples who met at FPG
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Community Center ~ Bear Bell

This is a social hour for couples who met at FPG. Let’s show everyone it is possible to meet your partner at a festival and share our stories with each other. Coffee, Tea and Cupcakes will be provided. (All Ages Welcome)

The Ancient Art of Memory
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Sanctuary ~ Jason Augustus Newcomb

In this practical workshop students will learn the basics of the mnemonic systems that have been used since the Classical Greek and Roman periods, developed extravagantly in the Renaissance, and enhanced even further in the twenty-first century. Students will walk away with the begins of a magical memory palace, as well as a newly memorized basic knowledge of a divination system, such as Geomancy, I Ching, or Ornithomancy depending on the interests of the group.

Creating Your Own Spell Tea Candles Using Herbs and Oils
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Tonya Brown

Join us and take a look at creating your own spell candles with nothing more that tea candles, oils, and herbs. A thrifty and simple way of infusing your energy and spell work into candles that can be used instantly or saved in your witches cabinets. (Ages 18 & Up Welcome)

Celtic Games
1:00pm ~ Morrigan's Arena ~ Marshal TJ

Celtic Games is an event that remembers days long past when kingdoms fought for control, power, riches, and territory; when kings and queens chose their champions to limit loss of life upon the battlefield. Will you be brave enough, strong enough, quick enough, or witty enough to take the coveted crown for your own and become King or Queen of FPG Celtic Games. Please bring a water gun with you on Friday for the Water Siege. Lay on!! — And may the most skilled sword claim victory! Adults are required to sign a consent & liability form. Ages 5-12 require a parent present. All minors require parental consent. (All Ages Welcome)

Wendy Rule & Brian Henke Encore Concert
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ The Mall

A Ritual From the Witch­Cult
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Jason Mankey

Margaret Murray’s “The Witch­Cult in Western in Western Europe” (1921) and “The God of the Witches” (1931) are two of the most influential books on Witchcraft ever written. Some have even called Murray “the Grandmother of Modern Witchcraft,” but what exactly did her witches do? Using Murray’s books as a guide we will recreate the witchcraft rites of the early modern period, the height of the witch­trials!

Life Crafting for the In Between
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Isaac’s Grove ~ Onyx Moon

Simple yet effective techniques for taking festival energy back with you for the in between times, keeping the connection with Goddess, bringing your magical craft back into your everyday life with simple , easy workings that make sense for our busy lives.. AKA for us Lazy Witch's...keeping our magical energy flowing and raising our universal vibration... (All Ages Welcome)

Honey on the Stones
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Sanctuary ~ Byron Ballard

As a community, we work to connect (and reconnect) ourselves to the natural world, but we are often still bound by the cultural and religious trappings of our former lives. This workshop is a re-immersion in the importance of human sexual energy through distinct ritual formats that include the Hieros Gamos and the Great Rite. This is a frank and open discussion, and an invitation to return to the consensual power of these rituals. (Ages 18 & Up Only)

Children’s Drum Circle
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Healing Circle ~ Kelso & Becca

Our children are our future and we want them to learn how fun the drum circle can be! Children of all ages welcome! Bring your drums, shakers, or pots and pans and wooden spoons, hoops and other drum circle toys... If you don't have any don't worry we will bring extra! (All Ages Welcome)

Workshop Presenter's Appreciation Tea
5:00pm ~ Community Center ~ Temple of Earth Gathering

All workshop and event presenters are invited to attend a Tea in their honor. You will be joined by members of the board, headliners and coordinators.

FPG Live Auction!
6:00pm ~ Morrigan’s Arena ~ Temple of Earth Gathering

PLACE YOUR BIDS & MAKE YOUR OFFERS!!

We will be hosting a LIVE auction at Morrigan's Arena. We will be accepting prizes all the way up to the beginning of the auction to add to what is collected prior to the start of FPG. Everyone who donates a prize to the auction will be put in a special Contributors Raffle for your own special gift. Come bid on a beautiful piece of art or a unique item and win something of your very own.

Family Reunion
6:30pm ~ Brotherhood of the Spear/Sisterhood of the Shield Tent

Come join your brothers and sisters for a great fun social occasion. We are celebrating on the final night of festival our time sharing this experience with old and new siblings. This is another opportunity to get to know each other. We will start by sitting with each other at our home and eat, drink and be social (please bring your dinner and join us). After this time of sharing each other’s stories and experiences, we will all head down to Main Ritual and Fire Circle together to enjoy the energy of the fire and drummers as one family. We will stay here for the rest of the night and just enjoy each other’s company. (All Ages Welcome)

Main Ritual ~ The Spirit of Community
8:00pm ~ Main Ritual Circle ~ Coven of the Quill, Sword and Chalice

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

Body Painting
10:00pm – 1:00am ~ Fire Circle ~ Jacki Olynick

Whether it is one color or several, a simple graphic pattern or a complex design with shades, the body as the canvas brings many exciting possibilities. Come down and join your community members as they dance, drum and build sacred energy together. Jacki will be there waiting for anyone who wants to be painted. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome) *Additional paints and supplies will be available for use*

 

SUNDAY

 

Closing Ritual
11:00am ~ Blue Room

 

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