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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

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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)

    Full Moon Circles include invocations, music, meditation, poetry, reflections, and ritual workings.  They are facilitated by Selena Fox and other members of the Circle Sanctuary Community.

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Sacred Fire Circle 9/1 - 9/5

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    September 1-5, 2022

    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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Events Safety Statement

  • circle-logo-blueNo Sex Offenders At Events Policy:
    Circle Sanctuary does not permit those listed on the United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Registry to attend Circle Sanctuary events.

    Since its founding in 1974, Circle Sanctuary has held and sponsored thousands of safe and secure festivals, ceremonies, workshops, classes, rituals, and other events on Circle Sanctuary land in Wisconsin and other locations. For every one of these events, community-member, participant, and minister safety has been paramount. Every event was designed and implemented to ensure the highest level of safety possible at and during these activities.  Circle Sanctuary has never knowingly compromised its commitment to ensuring the highest level of safety for anyone attending or participating in any of its events. Circle Sanctuary will never compromise this ongoing commitment.

    Recently, questions have been raised about Circle Sanctuary's practices regarding registered sex offenders seeking to attend festivals.  These questions arose from misinformation, miscommunication, and misunderstanding related to the request of a registered sex offender to attend Pagan Spirit Gathering 2022.  The sex offender was NOT permitted to attend the gathering.

    We are presently in the process of codifying these longstanding safety practices into a formal public policy.  We look forward to working with our community and others to evolve our policies and practices as we continue to create supportive and safe gatherings.

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