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Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

DSC 4360Founded 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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Samhain Class 10/18

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    Celebrating Samhain & Halloween Workshop
    with Selena Fox at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    Wednesday, October 18, 7-8:30 pm

    $15/person ($10 for current Circle Sanctuary members)
    Advance registration required, as space is limited

    Learn ways to work with old and new customs, rites, and symbols in creating personal, household, and community celebrations of Samhain and Halloween.  Explore similarities and differences in  Samhain and Halloween observances across time and cultures, and ways to have a series of celebrations rather that be limited to a particular day and night.

    Open to adults 18 years & older, and mature teens accompanied by a parent.

    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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Samhain Festival 10/27 - 29

  • samhain-2016October 27 - 29, 2017
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin
    Coordinated by Jenn

    An old year dies and a new one is born from the ashes!  Samhain is a time of tears and joy, of spooks and giggles, of looking to the past and embracing the future.  Come help us turn the wheel with revelry and reflection.  Circle Sanctuary's Samhain festival is a can't-miss celebration, with annual favorites like the Witches Ball featuring the music of Water Street Bridge, Circle Sanctuary's Annual Meeting, and the powerful Samhain Ritual.  This festival includes workshops and activities for adults and for families.

    Space is limited for this popular festival, so reserve your spot today!

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Samhain Podcasts

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    Weekly online Discussions, Workshops & Rites
    broadcast online on Blog Talk Radio on Pagans Tonight Radio Network
    Circle Sanctuary on Internet Radio at www.circlesanctuary.org 

    Produced by Circle Sanctuary & serving Pagans Worldwide
    Hosted by Circle Sanctuary Ministers Selena Fox, David & Jeanet Ewing, Debra Rose
    Engineered by David Ewing

    Listen Live on Tuesday Nights
    8-10 pm eastern, 7-9 pm central, 6-8 pm mountain, 5-7 pm pacific

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Celebrate Samhain!

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    Article by Selena Fox

    Samhain, popularly known as Halloween, occurs in late October and early November. For most Wiccan practitioners, this is the New Year, and a time for letting go of the old and looking ahead to the new. It marks the end of the harvest season. Since ancient times, Pagans have paid their respects to departed loved ones, ancestors, and guides in the Spirit World at Samhain. The Goddess manifests as the Crone and the God as the Horned Hunter and Lord of Death. Sacred colors are Black and Orange. It is the festival of endings and transformation.

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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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