Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

IMG 20180708 165956Founded 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


Welcome Summer 6/10

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    Welcome Summer Festival
    Saturday, June 10, 2023
    Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    9 am - 4 pm

    Please join us for a day of community connection as we celebrate the return of the sun and welcome in the Summer!  This free event is open to all willing to volunteer!

    Our Welcome Summer Festival helps build the excitement and energy for not only the most welcome return of Summer but for our Pagan Spirit Gathering.  We will craft the PSG community spirit bags, pack up the truck for PSG and conclude with a Ritual to Welcome the Summer!


Circle Sanctuary Celebrates Colors of Pride

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     Circle Sanctuary affirms the humanity and right to health, happiness, self-identification, and self-determination of every person of all sexes, genders, gender expressions, sexual or romantic orientations, relationship or family structures, and related dynamics. We repudiate laws and efforts to curtail the safety and inclusion of LGBTQ+ people, or their quick access to any type of care, service, and support they seek. LGBTQ+ people deserve full participation in every sector of society according to their own identity and authentic self-expression. We stand against transphobia, homophobia, and other forms of hate, bias, discrimination, and brutality against LGBTQ+ people, and support efforts to abolish harmful laws and practices wherever they occur.


Green Spirit Festival 7/28-30

  • Green Spirit 2023 square-1July 28 - 30, 2023
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, WI



Full Moon Circles

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    Celebrate the Full Moon each month ONLINE with the Circle Sanctuary Community.

    Full Moon Circle rituals are held on or near the night of the Full Moon, and are live-streamed to the Circle Sanctuary YouTube channel.

    Full Moon Circles begin at 7pm Central time (8pm eastern, 6pm mountain, 4pm pacific, 1am next day UTC)

    Our hour-long Full Moon Circles include invocations, music, meditation, poetry, reflections, and energy workings.  Our Full Moon Circles are facilitated by Circle Sanctuary Ministers and other Circle Sanctuary Community Members.


Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Sacred Fire Circle 8/31-9/4

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    August 31 - September 4, 2023

    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, WI

    Come join us for three nights of sacred ceremony and community as we dance beneath the stars, sing, serve one another and bear witness to each others' truths! 

    Come connect deeply with community as we support each other on our mutual journey toward wholeness and holiness! Using the portals of Voice, Music, Movement and Service, we work ritual together from midnight to dawn, with the intention to release painful patterns and energies, gain access to our deep wells of creativity, and find personal transformation. We invite you to join us as we prepare the space before ritual by creating visual beauty and places for healing, meditation, and nurturance. As we work together, we also build bonds of community, friendship and mutual understanding which allow us greater trust and freedom within the Fire Circle. Join us in this powerful, deeply transformative journey. Songs, rhythms, poetry, dance or simply a hand to hold - your gifts are welcome here!


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