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


Earth Day Festival 4/20

  • Earth-Day-Youth-Globe-2017Saturday, April 20, 2019
    9 AM - 5 PM
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve 

    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Jake

    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.


Beltane Celebration 5/3-5/5

  • DSC 6364May 3 - 5, 2019
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Georgette & Bob

    It is Beltane! The Earth warms under the sun’s caress and the world is new and bright again! We emerge from the darkness of a long difficult winter; our eyes drink in the green hills, budding branches and tender shoots on Sacred Land as we breathe deeply the fresh fragrance of radiant blossoms. Dance the maypole! Feel the heartbeat of the drum! And mark sacred moments of connection as we gather to celebrate the high energy of this most fertile season of potential and possibility. Merriment calls and magick is afoot!



    • Journey to the British Isles with live music by Wrannock Celtic Trio in concert Friday evening! Enjoy traditional Celtic music on whistles, guitar, cittern, tenor banjo, mandolin, bodhrán and vocals while the family band shares tales of their travels
    • Seasonal workshops with Reverend Selena Fox on the magic of Tree Spirits, May Baskets & Maypoles and more!
    • Jubilant traditional English dances by Oak Apple Morris Dancers
    • Travel to Ancient Egypt with a fascinating discussion on temple magic that still lives today with John Markey
    • Delightful activities for children and families throughout the weekend hosted by Florence
    • “Desire Entwining” -- An inspirational Beltane Ritual with Rev. Georgette Paxton and the community on Saturday night. Gather to celebrate the bonds we share with loved ones & kin to work blessings of hope, lasting love, and burst forth into the bright promises fed by our passions!
    • Bonfires, Raffle, Spiral Labyrinth and so much more!

Celebrating Beltane

  • by Selena Fox

    DSC 2730-smallAlso known as May Eve, May Day, and Walpurgis Night, happens at the beginning of May. It celebrates the height of Spring and the flowering of life. The Goddess manifests as the May Queen and Flora. The God emerges as the May King and Jack in the Green. The danced Maypole represents Their unity, with the pole itself being the God and the ribbons that encompass it, the Goddess. Colors are the Rainbow spectrum. Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight.


Full Moon Circles

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    Celebrate the Full Moon each month with the Full Moon Circle at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve near Barneveld, Wisconsin.

    The Full Moon Circle is part of the Circle Sanctuary Community.

    Full Moon Circle evenings are held on or near the evening of the Full Moon, and typically are held 7-9 PM. Each evening includes ritual, meditation, discussion, and socializing. Depending on focus and weather, some or all of the evening may be held outdoors. Full Moon Circle evenings are facilitated by Selena Fox and/or other members of the Full Moon Circle.


Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

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    Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts (CSNP)

    Podcasts from Circle Sanctuary, connecting all who follow nature-centered paths around the world broadcast on Blog Talk Radio.  

    Connect to, listen live or download past podcasts on the Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts network:

    ollow us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/CSNPodcasts/

    Listen through the following other streaming services


    Hosted by Circle Sanctuary Ministers Selena Fox, Jeanet & David Ewing, Debra Rose, and Laura Gonzalez

    Programming Through the Week:

    Sundays:  Nature Mystic with Selena Fox - Encores of pre-recorded programs from Selena's archive
    1st Mondays:  Lunes Lunaticos en Espanol with Laura Gonzalez
    2nd & 4th Mondays:  Lunatic Mondays in English with Laura Gonzalez
    1st & 3rd Tuesdays:  Circle Talk with Debra Rose
    Wednesdays:  Divining Dreams with Selena Fox
    Two Thursday each month:  Moon Magic with Jeanet and David Ewing
    2nd & 4th Saturdays:  Paganos del Mundo with Laura Gonzalez (starting April 20, 2019)

    Listen Live:
    Monday thru Friday at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central / 6 pm Mountain / 5 pm Pacific
    Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm Eastern / 6 pm Central / 5 pm Mountain / 4 pm Pacific


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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