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Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

1-DSC 6688Founded in 1974 by Selena Fox, Circle Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Nature Spirituality church and 200-acre nature preserve dedicated to networking, community celebrations, spiritual healing and education. Circle Sanctuary sponsors gatherings and workshops at the Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve in the forested hills of southwestern Wisconsin, USA.

Our vibrant community converges in person at classesFull Moon circles, seasonal sabbats, volunteer days, Sacred Fire Circles and at our annual week-long Pagan Spirit Gathering. Circle Sanctuary also keeps in touch with national and international Pagan communities through our email announcement lists, our social media presence, and our membership newsletter.  We provide information and aids to spiritual practice through our weekly podcasts, publications, and online shop.

We also advocate religious freedom and civil rights through the Lady Liberty League and participation in interfaith dialogues. We serve active and retired troops and their families through our military ministries, and we also operate a 20-acre green cemetery.

Upcoming Events

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Pentacle Magic Intensive 4/8

  • Pentacle-Intensive-rectangularPentacle Magic Intensive with Selena Fox
    Saturday, April 8, 1 - 4 pm
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, 
    near Barneveld, WI

    $25/person ($20 for current Circle Sanctuary members)
    Advance registration required, as space is limited

    Learn & experience ritual, meditative, & iconic ways to work with Pentacle as symbols, amulets, & ceremonial tools for personal spiritual development, home blessing, prosperity, creativity enhancement, healing & renewal.  Explore Pentacle lore & traditions across cultures & through the ages.

    If you have one, bring a Pentacle amulet to wear & to energize, plus other Pentacle shaped or inscribed items to decorate the altar. Weather & ground conditions permitting, part of the intensive will be outside.

    All classes are open to women & men, beginning & advanced practitioners.  Space is limited; please pre-register as soon as possible to reserve a place.

     

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Earth Day Celebration 4/22

  • earthSaturday, April 22, 2017
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve 

    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Ashleigh

    Learn, share, discover and connect with the spirit of the Earth at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve's Earth Day Festival! It's a day of learning, celebration and hands-on fun as we celebrate the planet we live on. Come and play with us at the preserve as we learn about the water that runs through it, the birds that fly above it, and other things the land has to teach us.  Best of all, it's FREE! 

     

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PSG 2017 Registration is OPEN

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    Pagan Spirit Gathering will be held on June 18-25 2017 at Tall Tree Lake, in Illinois. Come help us create a beautiful, creative, magical Pagan village over the week of the Summer Solstice!

    For the second year, PSG will return to Tall Tree Lake in Illinois. With its ample space and beautiful vistas, Tall Tree Lake is a welcoming home for our PSG community. Plans are already being made to build upon the success of last year, and make this location an even better fit for our unique festival.

    Registrations are now being accepted for both participants and merchants. Register by March 31 for the early bird discount. 

Celebrating Spring Equinox

  • ostaraLore and Rituals by Selena Fox

    Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara, occurs in the middle of March. It marks the beginning of Spring and the time when days and nights are of equal length. The Goddess manifests as Ostara or Eostre with her basket of eggs. She is accompanied by the Hare or Rabbit, a manifestation of the God. Green has been sacred to this Sabbat since ancient times, because it represents the greening of the land with vegetation. This is a festival of new growth.

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Beltane Festival 5/5 - 5/7

  • DSC 2641May 5 - 7, 2017
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Minerva & Messina

    Love is Love!!  Come and celebrate the turning of the wheel; rejoice in the possibilities of spring.  Join us to celebrate peace and love in all its forms.  We will move in the ancient Dances celebrating the Beltane Fire Festival.

     

    FEATURING:

    * Kids' Programming * Maypole * Morris Dancing * Music * Magical Merchants Faire * Bonfires * Feasting * Workshops * Drumming Circles * May Court * and MORE!

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Become a Circle Member!

  • DSC 1407Circle Sanctuary has a Membership Program to create stronger connections and better serve the Pagan/Nature Spirituality community.  By creating a more formal membership program, we open stronger channels of communication; learn from our members about how we can support their spiritual and personal development; and focus on members' needs now and in the times to come.

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