Headliners: Ivo Dominguez Jr., Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, Witchdoctor Utu,
Heather Freysdottir - Also appearing: Grey Ghosthawk
Music: Mama Gina

Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

Protective Magick: Wards, Shields, Etc.

Blue Room Friday 11 am

Although devotion to your faith and positive energy and positive outlook are great starting points, they are not always enough to ensure safety. This workshops teaches ways to detect and to guard against spells, workings, beings or atmospheres and energies that are unwholesome. I will also give a quick overview of intentional and unintentional negative workings as well as things such as crossed conditions. I will share a few easy diagnostic measures and simple remedies for the most common problems. There will also be suggestions on what to do when simple measures are not enough.

Trancework: Altered States Of Consciousness

Sanctuary Thursday 11 am

This class use both theory and practice to teach about altered states of consciousness and trance induction techniques for individuals and groups. There will be an exploration of the uses of various states of being for rituals and workings. I will also cover grounding and a return to normal consciousness. Please come well rested and clear headed to this class.

Devotion And Dedication In Magick

Thunderdome Friday 3:30 pm

In this workshop we will explore how we express love, enthusiasm and diligence of practice when it comes to our magical work and our spiritual work. We will also discuss ways in which to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy approaches to devotion and dedication in our practices. There is a strong relationship between devotion and dedication and spiritual evolution. Hopefully will leave the workshop with ways to overcome inertia and self-deception so that you can tackle your spiritual pursuits wholeheartedly.

Managing Psychic Sensitivity & Empathy

Thunderdome Saturday 4:00 pm

Many Pagan, magickal, and spiritual people work to increase their psychic sensitivity. Some are born with the gift of empathy to varying degrees. There are many benefits to having increased sensitivity and empathy, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Becoming inundated and overwhelmed by other people's emotions and/or by highly charged atmospheres is can be problematic. This workshop will offer straightforward techniques to manage your sensitivity so that it remains a benefit rather than becoming a detriment. Moreover a technique will be shared to harness the excess energy so that it can be used, not just abated.

Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone

Witches, Vala's and Sybils: The History and practice of Trance-Prophesy in Witchcraft and Paganism

Sanctuary Saturday 1:30 pm

With the (forthcoming) release of their new book Lifting the Veil, Janet and Gavin discuss the history of Trance Prophesy in ancient and modern Witchcraft. During research for the book they went on a journey of discovery resulting in some interesting surprises regarding the origins of Drawing Down the Moon in modern Wicca. They cover from ancient Shamanism, through to the Sybils of Ancient Greece, the Vala of the Northern Europeans and of course through to the modern practise of Drawing Down the Moon. They also look at cross-overs with contemporary traditions such as Vodoun and Santeria, and the Spiritualist Revival of the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

‘The Box': An Exploration of Magical Ethics, Id and Shadow

Blue Room Friday 1:30 pm

A practical and demonstrative workshop was originally developed for Janet and Gavin's Italian Study group for teaching the nature of Id, Shadow and it's relationship with ethical magical practise. This is for people who want to seriously explore this in themselves and relies on the experience of the workshop to understand the psychology involved rather than talk. The co-operaton and honesty of all those attending is therefore essential. How far would you go to get what you wanted if there was no legal or karmic comeback? An open mind is required.

The Underworld Descent Technique – Connecting with Divinity in Drawing Down and Trance-Prophesy

Sanctuary Thursday 3:30 pm

This is a practical workshop demonstrating the use of this technique Janet and Gavin developed to teach Wiccan Drawing Down the Moon (DDM), as well as other trance-prophesy techniques. It can also be used for other purposes including as a tool for mediumship and connecting with personal deity. In this workshop Janet and Gavin will take the participants down to 'bridge' and 'the gates' to find their personal deity, Underworld Guide (Psychopomp) or deity. They also demonstrate how it can be combined with other techniques to make DDM more effective as a trance-prophesy technique.

Witchdoctor Utu

A Beltaine symbolic interactive ceremony celebrating the sabbats and rites of old

Fire Circle, Wednesday 9 pm

The Beltaine rites celebrated by European witches of days past were once rather carnal in their nature, figuratively enacting the fertility and virility needed and desired. The ceremony while fun for the whole family, will bring together the festival attendees into a cohesive group, a tribe blessed to celebrate the wonderful gathering that is about to unfold, while sympathetically enacting and honouring the essence of Beltaine at its most basic meaning; The magic between male and female, friend and family, god and goddess.

Crafting an Uncle Monday Doll

Arts and Crafts, Thursday 11 am

Uncle Monday doll making and blessing. Following up with last years ceremony celebrating Florida’s hoodoo and Black Seminole legacy of "Uncle Monday", the half man half alligator spirit and figure, this will be a crafting workshop to create and bless Uncle Monday dolls for you and your home protection and to honour the gator man spirit.

Men's Circle

Father Sky Lodge, Friday 1:30 pm

Utu began the Niagara Pagan Men’s Circle 20 years ago as of 2016, serving the two countries it borders on, It’s one of the longest running uninterrupted monthly pagan men’s circles on the continent. Many have tried to build them, over the decades; many more of them have died. There is rhyme, reason and benefit to a regular men’s group existing in a healthy pagan community. The working will begin with discussion, a sharing of information among the attendees. After a sharing and interactive discussion, a ritual will be facilitated akin to what has been a successful formula for two decades of mens circles, that includes info and formula gathered with outreach and mysteries shared from other existing mens groups on the continent.

Salem Witchcraft

Thunderdome, Saturday 11 am

The Salem witch community certainly makes some headlines once and a while, whether they be good, bad or irreverent. Utu is a member of the Salem Witch and warlock community and have added legacies to the ever growing presence that is Salem Witchcraft for nearly a decade. Uniquely American, Salem witchcraft has a flare about it, from her tools, ritual garb, and the way it’s practiced. Whether by the traditions that have been there for decades or the influx of a formidable neo pagan transplant community, Salem witchcraft has her own identity and personality. Why is there witches in Salem in the first place, how did it all start, why and how does the community continue to grow, and what are the mysteries that lay powerfully hidden among the tourism and bombastic personalities? A discussion on how and why will be facilitated, tools and garb worn and a demonstration of a Salem witchcraft themed ritual will answer many of those questions while showing the unique practices of a uniquely American tradition

Heather Freysdottir

Loki for the Trickster-Curious

Thunderdome, Thursday 1:30 pm

Are you Trickster-curious? Trickster phobic? Trickster-friendly? Are you looking for a new direction in your life? Loki is the spark that can ignite passion and purpose in those who love Him. He is the Norse Gods’ man of mystery, a boundary-crosser, a shapeshifter, and a mischief-maker. Get to know Loki in this workshop, conducted by Heather Freysdottir, one of His modern-day worshipers.

Devotional Relationships: Dealing with Deities

Blue Room, Saturday 4 pm

One of the joys of being Pagan is that we have many gods and goddesses to choose from. But sometimes, one of Them calls to us on a deeper level. How do we begin to foster that connection? How do we set boundaries? How do we give and take in a relationship with the Divine? Heather Freysdottir discusses the nuts and bolts of devotional relationships.

Rev Amber Cannon / Jean Setarah

Loki for the Trickster-Curious

Thunderdome, Thursday 1:30 pm
Bio

Rev. Amber is an ordained pagan minister and has served the Pagan and Interfaith community over the past two decades by presenting pubic rituals, workshops, rites of passage, and assisting individuals with spiritual needs. She identifies herself as a Heathen, Druid, Witch, and rune magician. She has mentored other pagan clergy and works with Pagans who are in prison.

Bardic Circle

Blue Room Wednesday 10pm

All members of the community are encouraged to come share in the creative energy of a bardic circle. Bring your songs, stories, poetry and talents to share with others in this open and accepting environment. Everyone will be offered a chance to participate as we pass the talking stick around the circle. Level of talent will not be judged and everyone's offering to the circle will be considered sacred. All ages welcome!

Jean Setarah and Rev. Amber Cannon

Heathen Goddesses: the Divine Feminine in Northern European Paganism

Blue Room Thursday 1pm

This course will begin with a brief history of Heathenism; it's belief system, and practices. The divine Feminine will be introduced with a discussion of the Norns, the Valkyries and the Disir. This will be followed by a study of five principle Goddesses; their histories, personalities, their specific altars, when/how to call on them, and how to honor them will be addressed. Pictures of Ves or altars will be shown with practical examples for the participants to make honoring these goddesses part of their devotion if they should so choose. The class will end with a surprise gift to help with future reflection.

Jean Setarah
Bio

Jean Setarah has been a professional Tarot reader for 10 years and a teacher of intuitive reading techniques for over 6 years. She is a teacher and member of the Tampa Bay Area Tarot Group. She has a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy with emphasis in Psychology. Some of her more popular classes have been on the Tarot, the Lenormand System, and covering open divination and scrying methods. Her teachers have inlcuded; Rana George, Mary Greer and Rachel Pollack among other great readers and authors. She attends the Reader’s Studio in NYC, regularly, and has been a reader in private practice as well as at the NYS Renaissance Festival. She currently resides outside of Clearwater, Florida.

Jean is a solitary Heathen and member of the Troth. She is currently studying Seidr and Trance Majick, as well as applying for entrance in to the Rune Guild."

The Art of Scrying: how to use everyday objects for divination

Arts and Crafts Friday 3:30

The course will start with a brief introduction of divination; it's meaning, and history. A discussion of states of consciousness will be held followed by a group meditation to facilitate the scrying process. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal scrying objects and to discuss their own methods. Actual practice and readings will be conducted. The class will end with a discussion of symbology and how to interpret messages.

Jean Setarah and Rev Amber Cannon

Heathen Goddesses: the Divine Feminine in Northern European Paganism

Blue Room Thursday 1pm

This course will begin with a brief history of Heathenism; it's belief system, and practices. The divine Feminine will be introduced with a discussion of the Norns, the Valkyries and the Disir. This will be followed by a study of five principle Goddesses; their histories, personalities, their specific altars, when/how to call on them, and how to honor them will be addressed. Pictures of Ves or altars will be shown with practical examples for the participants to make honoring these goddesses part of their devotion if they should so choose. The class will end with a surprise gift to help with future reflection.

Lady Dragonstaar
Bio

Lady Dragonstaar is former High Priestess and Principal Minister of the Church of Iron Oak, ATC. She has been actively involved in learning and sharing the Craft since 1987 with extensive training in English Traditional Craft and the Smith Path. As a member of the Pagan community in Florida for more than 20 years, Lady Dragonstaar has given her energies in supporting Florida festivals beginning with Freedom Fest in 1995, through its transition to Florida Pagan Gathering, to current times in such various roles as vendor, workshop provider, lugal, ritualmeister, and participant. In the mundane world, she holds a degree in Computer Graphics and brings over 40 years of extensive art experience. Lady Dragonstaar is a Director-at-Large for the Church of Iron Oak and currently walks a Solitary path in Eastern Virginia.

Artist Trading Card Make & Trade

Arts and Crafts Thursday 3:30pm

This is a gathering of folks to create and swap small-scale art in a judgment-free zone! Bring your favorite art media and share the fun of creating with like-minded people in Sacred Space. Blank cards will be provided in either watercolor or Bristol board. All ages and all levels of ability are invited. Other participants will share some artistic media if you can’t bring your own. Cards will be displayed, as they are finished, with a blind trade at the end of the session.

The theme of this trade is GREEN. GREEN leaves, GREEN grass, in the GREEN, it’s not easy being GREEN, GREEN critters, GREEN thoughts, recycling, crops, planting, mossy rocks, GREEN grocers, GREENbacks, prosperity, money, eyes of GREEN, GREEN with envy, GREEN means go, little GREEN apples, trees, gardens, malachite, jade, ocean GREEN, lime GREEN, Cthulhu GREEN, GREEN, GREEN, GREEN!

Artist Trading Cards, or ATCs, were started in 1996 by a Swiss artist who wanted to start his own art collection but could not afford to purchase anything. So he established a standard size and began the custom of trading small works of art with other artists. There are only 2 rules: (1) The format MUST be 2.5" x 3.5", either landscape or portrait; and (2) You must give to receive. You may submit more than one card, if you wish, with a maximum of 3 cards for the session. How ever many you give you will get in exchange.

Yes, you may make your ATC ahead of time to trade at the workshop (you’ll miss out on all the joy of collaboration).

The ATC Make & Trade will be conducted in Sacred Space. Now, let's have some fun!!

Introduction to Zentangle®

Arts and Crafts Friday 11:00am

What is Zentangle®? The Zentangle Method® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. This process can be enjoyed across a wide range of skills, interests and ages and almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images.

The process of creating a Zentangle® dovetails well with the Craft foundations of sacred space, grounding and centering, and creating a change in consciousness. The Zentangle Method® is unencumbered by dogma, expectation, or cost but is sufficiently structured and organized so you can enjoy and benefit from an activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical. Here you can experience ceremony, timelessness, creativity, and empowerment. You always succeed when you create Zentangle® art: it is meant to be non-representative with no up or down. Since it is not a picture of something, you have no worries or expectations about whether you can draw a hand or a duck. There are no mistakes when you bring deliberate artistry into your life.

Anything is possible one stroke at a time.®

I am NOT a Certified Zentangle Instructor®. However, I do have many years of art experience and Craft instruction to enable me to bring this creative process to you for your enjoyment.

Materials will be provided. Class size is limited to 20 participants due to materials cost.

Introduction to Zentangle® will be conducted in Sacred Space.

Artemast D
Bio

Artemast has been studying art history, magick, and healing for 15 years and has been the owner/operator of Space Coast Henna for the past 2 years.
Originally from the hills of upstate New York, moved to Florida 12 years ago, and spent 3 years stationed in Hawaii as a Marine.

Henna for You - Part 1

Arts and Crafts Thursday 6:30 - Part 1

This is a two part class.

The first day we will discuss the history of Henna, along with the ceremonial and medicinal uses. You will be mixing your own paste today and it will sit over night to cure.

Day two we will have fun putting henna to skin and discussing symbolism and personal uses. Please note that is best to take a good shower before coming to the second class. Once the Henna is on your skin, for best results, you shouldn't be getting it wet for 18-24 hours.

Henna for You - Part 2

Arts and Crafts Friday 6:30

This is a two part class.

The first day we will discuss the history of Henna, along with the ceremonial and medicinal uses. You will be mixing your own paste today and it will sit over night to cure.

Day two we will have fun putting henna to skin and discussing symbolism and personal uses.

Please note: it is best to take a good shower before coming to the second class. Once the Henna is on your skin, for best results, you shouldn't be getting it wet for 18-24 hours.

Amanda
Bio

I am Amanda. I have been coming to FPG for 10 years. I also used to run a local organization that included a youth group, and adult group of people who practiced with swords, shields and some other weapons, including hand to hand.

What do I do with this Weapon?

Morgan’s Arena Thursday 3:00 pm

A brief history of some well-known weapons and their different uses, focusing mainly on weapons used in the Celtic Games.

Courtney
Bio

Courtney Crouch is an eclectic witch with many years of experience in many of the craft's modalities, Palmistry just being one of them. She has been a practicing witch for more than a decade and will bring her years of experience, skills, and techniques to share with all. She is currently based in St. Petersburg, FL but shares her time with the occasional jaunt to the Asheville area of North Carolina.

Palmistry 101

Blue Room Thursday 3:30

Courtney will pass on the information and skills that she has learned while studying the art of palm reading. You will learn palm shape, line meanings, what the fingers say about a person. This is an interactive class so be prepared to get involved and share with the group.

Eyes
Bio

Eyes is a long time member of the Florida Pagan Community, serving the people of the community with love and joy. She is an artist, a witch, a mother, wife, dancer, diviner, and a maker. Eyes believes that serving the community in whatever capacity that is needed is the highest form of spirituality and love.

Pre-prom Dressing Fun

Thunderdome Thursday 6:30

This is the time and place to get yourself painted and sprayed, blow dried and teased, Nails painted and gussied up for the prom! Come and play, laugh and have a wicked good time! Bring your own makeup and hair supplies, and some to share, if you can. Bring a beverage of your choice, adult libations encouraged! This will be an adult oriented workshop, and though children are always welcome, please be aware that there will be adult conversation and refreshments. Thank you for your consideration.

Body Painting at the Fire Circle

Freedom Circle Friday 10pm

Come and enjoy the deep spiritual connection of painting the skin for dancing at the fire circle. This is a fun and sacred time to adapt symbols and images to the skin for a deeper connection to spirit. Come with an open mind and an open heart, ready to be painted and if so inclined, to paint others. If you are not comfortable on the ground, please bring a folding chair to sit on.

Body Painting at the Fire Circle

Freedom Circle Saturday 10pm

Come and enjoy the deep spiritual connection of painting the skin for dancing at the fire circle. This is a fun and sacred time to adapt symbols and images to the skin for a deeper connection to spirit. Come with an open mind and an open heart, ready to be painted and if so inclined, to paint others. If you are not comfortable on the ground, please bring a folding chair to sit on.

Bridget
Bio

Bridget Fortune PhD will be presenting this workshop. She has over 40 years experience with working with the Tarot and other oracles.

Tarot and the Kabbalah

Sanctuary Friday 3:30

I will be discussing how the Tarot cards relate to the Kabbalah. This will not be extremely in depth, but it can get you on your way of understanding the basics, which gives you another layer of meaning within the cards.

Briarfox
Bio

I am a 7th degree Reiki Shihan and Shaman. I am certified to teach 7 different styles of Reiki to the Shihan or Master Level. I am currently studying Shamnism with Michael Harner. I was hit by a car going 65 miles an hour at age 12. I was told that I had a greater purpose in life. It wasn't my time. My purpose is to help people guide them in their journey to become the best version of themselves they can be - guide them back to their angelic self.

Munay Ki - 9 Rites of Medicine Way

Sancturary Sat 11am

The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means ”I love you” or Be as thou art. The Munay-Ki are codes that transform our human energy field into that of homo-luminous. The rites are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The nine rites are given to attune the body and re-infom our DNA so we can live and age differently. The rites truly assist the shift of human consciousness and our being light workers on this earth.

Spider
Bio

I've been playing native styled flutes for ten years. I will be sharing my experience with others in hope that they find that the flute talks to them as it has to me.

You can play and love it

Venders Row Friday 11 am

I'm looking forward to my workshop on learning to play native flutes. The transformation that playing music brings about can be amazing. If you have 10 minutes a day you too can play. Hope to see you there.

Robin Murphy-Ford
Bio

Robin Murphy-Ford (Macha) of Robin’s Mystic Insights and Metaphysical Services is a professional degreed musician and artist who has been in the metaphysical field as a Clairvoyant, Medium, and Teacher since the 1970s. She has presented several workshops for FPG in the past. During the Festival, in addition to her 2 workshops she offers Readings and Medium Sessions at a discounted rate. For more info and an appointment please contact MysticRMF@aol or her at one of her workshops.

Past Life Regression – Remembering lives where you worked with the fairy world, deities, and elements of Beltaine.

Sanctuary Friday 1:30

This guided past life regression will cover 3 past lives in which you worked with the change in power with the changing of the seasons. The 2 fairy worlds are quite different and change with the seasons; at Samhain, Dark, and Beltaine, Light. As we welcome in the new light fairies it is the perfect time to reconnect to our past lives in which you worked with them, and the deities, and elements of Beltaine. This reconnection brings energy and knowledge from the past; enriching any work you choose to do at this time of year. Special anointing oil will be given to help you achieve this state and several gemstones to facilitate memories. The Gemstones can be used to continue your journeys after the workshop. **No children please**

Perceiving the Light Faires and Deities of Beltaine around ourselves and Others: A Medium Session Workshop

Arts and Crafts Saturday 11am

This is a participation workshop. Beltaine is the perfect time to see and ask the Light Fairies and the deities of Beltaine to communicate with us. We will burn Mugwort for spirit communication prior to the workshop outside, hopefully by the May Pole. Special anointing oils and Gemstones will be supplied to assist your sight. Enjoy a guided meditation to meet a Beltaine Fairy and then time permitting, we’ll pair off to see the fairies around others. **No children please**

Celtic Games

Celtic Games

Morgan's Arena Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 1:30-5:00

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Celtic Games of Beltaine 2016 announces a new Queen! Queen Corona will oversee her Coronation Games along with Marshal TJ! Come and celebrate with them through games of skill, speed, and might. Learn the ancient ways of the warrior through technique and chivalry. Bring your weapons of water with you to fight off the heat of battle. Thurs, Fri, & Sat: 1:30pm-5pm. All Ages Welcome!

Faire Parade

Kid's Realm Friday 5:30

Calling All Fae; members of the Seelie and Un-Seelie Courts, Brownies, Pixies, Nixies, and Nymphs! We invite you to gather and enchant the masses as we celebrate all things Fae in our Beltaine Faery Parade! From the tiniest of cherubs still nestled in their blooms to the wildest and most experienced of tricksters, be you light or dark, join our fun and frolic on Friday evening.

Gather with Mystral at the volleyball court between 5pm – 5:30pm, parade starts at 5:30pm, running down Vendors Row, and the main street, ending at the Directors House. The Maypole and Haka will immediately follow the parade. All Ages Welcome.

Anyone interested in helping with future parades by being a Parade Marshal please see Mystral at Lodge 7 or by emailing her at workshops@flapagan.org.

Main Ritual

Main Ritual

Main ritual Circle Saturday 8 pm

Come; take a magickal journey to another space and time, where we may witness the forces of nature at work. The Winter King and his Court have presided over the land these last six months, holding nature in status until the warming sunlight of the Summer Prince and his Court come to challenge for the right to rule over the growing season. Will Summer’s fiery youth and vigor win out over the experience and wisdom of Winter? Will Winter deign to release his icy grip, allowing the wheel to turn? Join us to cheer on your champion in a duel of the elements! Heathfire Coven and Friends re-create their Ritual from the first FPG at Ocala, Beltaine 2006. There will be no procession, so please come and place your chairs or blankets around the ritual space. Listen to the music while you prepare yourself for ritual. We invite the Faeries, young and old, to frolic, tumble, and dance to the music. Be prepared for excitement, surprises, and a Bale Fire run/jump. Hail Beltaine!

Constance
Bio

Constance is a new practitioner of a pagan faith and member of the Sisterhood of the Shield. She has been involved in the pagan community since 2010 and has 3 years experience working with teens and children 16 to infancy.

Basic henna and other art styles: is it the right hobby for you?

Friday 1:30 Community Center

Come discover and personalize a few of the beloved art styles displayed in our community with henna, sewing and acrylic paints. While I have my own supplies that I will be bringing Please bring other board games, card games and anything else appropriate to the titles listed. Thank you.

Heart of the Cards

Thursday 3:30 Community Center

Join me for exploding taco kitties, munchkin and maybe Risk it with the Walking Dead Board Game.

Debra Strasser
Bio

Debra is HPS of Church of Iron Oak and a longtime staff member of FPG. A foraging hobbyist and Florida native, she grew up picking wild berries with her family. As a work exchange member of the Florida Herbal Conference, she has had the privilege of learning the edible and medicinal uses of Florida native trees and plants, down to the humblest of weeds, from the state's top botanists.

Magical Plant Walk

Friday 3:30 Vendors Row near the old abandoned house

So many of our magical books and recipes contain plants and herbs far removed from the climate of Florida. Discover how trees, flowers and weeds considered a 'nuisance' by many can be used medicinally, magically and even as food. This workshop involves a short walk where we'll meet the plants in their natural environment, so please be mindful of your footwear.

Jessica Schattilly
Bio

Jessica Schattilly first attended FPG Samhain 2013, and was blown away by how warmly she was welcomed into the Florida Pagan community. Since then, she has become a sponge - opening her mind and absorbing knowledge from various branches of Paganism. She considers herself an eclectic witch with a pull towards the traditions and workings of tribal cultures. As a mother, Jessica is keen on helping our next generation be kind and compassionate while affecting change in a positive way.

During festival, you can usually find Jessica stretching her artistic soul with her camera or sketchbook and making memories with her Racdeer family. She loves to meet new people, so don't hesitate to say hello!

Human Paintbrush

Kid’s Realm Friday 3:30

Hosted by Jessica Schattilly, help FPG with a one-of-a-kind art project by becoming a human paintbrush! Kids of all ages are welcome to take a trip down a water-based paint-filled slip n' slide and put loads of good vibes into a piece of Beltane 2016 history. Please wear a bathing suit or old clothes.

Haka Tradition (co-facilitated by Jessica Schattilly and Douglas Ellis)

FSLStS tent Thur 11

What is a Haka and why FPG? Jessica Schattilly and Douglas Ellis will recant the history of the Haka and how it came to be an FPG Beltane staple. If you are of the female-persuasion and planning to participate in this festival's Haka, bring an old sarong or about 2 yards of lightweight tribal print fabric than can be cut up. We will be making Maori-style beaded skirts to be worn for the Haka. All ages are welcome to attend.

Doug Ellis
Bio

Douglas Ellis has been an active member in the Pagan Community since 2006. He attended FPG Samhain 2006 at Boyd Hill and has been an active staff member ever since. He joined the potty pixies during his first festival and was quickly promoted to Site in 2007. He worked as a site crewmember with Erinn Day until Erinn was promoted to Division Coordinator of Logistics in 2009. At that time Doug was promoted to Lugal of the Site Division. Erinn retired in 2011 as the Division Coordinator of Logistics, which paved the way for Doug to become the new DC of Logistics. Doug has managed the Site, Fire, Trash and Bathroom divisions since 2011. He has attended 20 FPG’s over the past 10 years. He helped with the founding of a men’s group “Father Sky Lodge” at FPG Beltane 2010. He now leads the men in the Haka (a maori war dance) each Beltane. He has held a mead-making workshop along with several nightly story circles with his good friend Stumpy Boudreaux at his camp “Racdeer Landing”. Please stop by Racdeer and say hi Doug! He is always willing to meet new people. If you’re lucky you may even get to meet Stumpy!

Haka Tradition (co-facilitated by Jessica Schattilly and Doug Ellis)

FSLStS tent Thur 11

What is a Haka and why FPG? Jessica Schattilly and Douglas Ellis will recant the history of the Haka and how it came to be an FPG Beltane staple. If you are of the female-persuasion and planning to participate in this festival's Haka, bring an old sarong or about 2 yards of lightweight tribal print fabric than can be cut up. We will be making Maori-style beaded skirts to be worn for the Haka. All ages are welcome to attend.

Father Sky Lodge
Bio

Father Sky Lodge (FSL) is a group effort of Pagan men to provide support and resources to their community in order to encourage the exploration of Male Spirituality, the Male Mysteries and to return The Masculine Divine/God to a place of balance within Neopagan spirituality. It allows Pagan men to come together in fellowship and brotherhood.

Our goal is to create a place where anyone, man or woman, can come with questions about masculine Pagan Spirituality, and know that there would be answers; a place where any member of our Pagan community can freely ask “Can you help me?” on matters related to Pagan Men, and know that the answer will always be a resounding “Yes!”

We are a brother group with Sisterhood of the Shield and work with them to support each other in our Spiritual journeys.

Haka

FSLStS Tent Wednesday 4:40, Thursday 11, Friday 11

Join Father Sky Lodge and the Sisterhood of the Shield as we learn a Haka to be performed during the Maypole-raising on Friday. We will be practicing outdoors. If you are mobility challenged, we have parts for you well. This workshop is in three parts.

Sisterhood of the Shield
Bio

Sisterhood of the Shield (StS) is a women’s-only group. Though we embrace the traditional aspects of womanhood, we also seek the more primal and earthy energy; a place where the warrior women and other such traditions are as welcome as the maiden, mother and crone.

We have an egalitarian mentality: Men and Women are equal but there are things that each experience that only someone of their own gender can understand.

We are a sister group with Father Sky Lodge and work with them to support each other in our Spiritual journeys.

Haka

FSLStS Tent Wednesday 4:40, Thursday 11, Friday 11

Join Father Sky Lodge and the Sisterhood of the Shield as we learn a Haka to be performed during the Maypole-raising on Friday. We will be practicing outdoors. If you are mobility challenged, we have parts for you well. This workshop is in three parts.

Bobbi Jo, Lady Rae and Ann Marie
Bio

We invite the Mothers and Crones of the community to join in and assist us to host our next generation

A Maiden's Tea

Gator Camp Thursday 1:30

Afternoon tea will be hosted by The Crones and Mothers for our tweens and teens ages 10-17. We will have some light cakes and a lovely brewed tea. If any of the other Mothers that wish to attend want to bring a snack it will be most welcome. We invite you to bring along your favorite teacup and questions. It is a time for the young women to ask whatever they wish of the Mothers and Crones. Let us know what we can do to help you at festival, what type of workshops you would like us to offer you, anything you wish to discuss is fair game. We will have our Guardian of the women stand watch so that none may disturb us.

Xyaida
Bio

A practitioner of Elemental Magick for well over 20 years; Xyaida has been an active part of the Pagan Community in the NE US since 1999. She is an ACE Associate who helps coordinate the Magickal Torches for the Starwood Festival bonfire. Since 2007 she has been a part of the Administration at Grey School of Wizardry (GSW). When she closed her business in Chautauqua County, NY she has slowly found herself moving south. Recently she and her fiancé live in Jacksonville, FL with other Brushwoodians who have found their way to the “Sunshine State”!

Wizardly Education Advancements

Thunderdome Saturday 1:30

Have you ever wondered about the how Imotep influenced his King or how Merlin was so trusted by his? This came from their position as Royal Vizier or Counsel; when Magick and Politics were blended together. Their knowledge and their ability to “see” that became their skills.

At “Grey School of Wizardry”, the Magick School founded by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, these skills are taught. With students accepted from age 11 through adults many have been able to dig deeper into their studies to seek further wisdom.

In this workshop we will discuss all of this and more regarding Wizardry and the advancements which have been made since the doors opened for Grey School over 12 years ago.

Roger Coleman
Bio

"Roger Coleman is a Principal Minister and founder of the Church of Iron Oak, ATC --- and of Freedom Fest, the predecessor of the Florida Pagan Gathering. Iron Oak is based in the Melbourne-Palm Bay area in Florida and is a part of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, a worldwide Wiccan church. Roger was ordained in the Aquarian Tabernacle Church in 1992 and is now a Presiding Elder of the ATC Eastern United States District.

In 1995, he and his then-wife Jacque started the Freedom Fest, a festival held in Fort Pierce, Florida. Later, he separated the Freedom Fest from Iron Oak, and, with a founding board of directors, created the Temple of Earth Gathering, renaming Freedom Fest as the Florida Pagan Gathering.

He is a retired Senior Scientist and Harris Fellow with a half-century of experience in aerospace communications engineering, and the holder of multiple patents on inventions in the areas of communications, radar, RF engineering, and optics.

Roger is the Lead Smith of the Guild of Govannan, a grove of smiths who develop techniques of casting and forging for athames and other magickal tools created in ritual space. The Guild has helped students of the Craft make their own magickal tools for 25 years. He has taught various forms of meditation workshops at a number of festivals across the United States for more than a decade. He has recently expanded his study of meditation using university-level classes in Mindfulness Meditation, Neurology and Eastern Religions."

Saging of Max

Thursday Thunderdome 3:30

The community is invited to come to a Saging celebration in honor of Max. Roger Coleman created this ritual and is joined by the community, Father Sky Lodge, and Sisterhood of the shield.