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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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Welcome Spring ONLINE 3/20

  • Ostara 2021 Circle website-squareWelcome Spring Equinox Festival

    Saturday, March 20, 2021
    1pm Central

    Held Online via private YouTube Live event

    Theme: Growing Light 

    As the darkness diminishes and the light increases, we invite you to gather with optimism and joy as we fill our hearts with hope, renewal, motivation, and kindness.  As each day grows lighter and longer, we’ll work together to find balance as we Welcome Spring and the Growing Light!  

     

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Celebrating the Seasons: Ostara

  • Ostara-Sabbat-Plate-EggsLore 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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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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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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Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Circle COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • covid-relief-grafKEEP CIRCLE SANCTUARY STRONG THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Circle Sanctuary has had to shift all programming from in-person events to online gatherings, resulting in major decreases in revenue. Unless circumstances change significantly in the next few months, Circle Sanctuary will be struggling financially in 2021.

    For more information on how Circle has responded to the pandemic, you may review our 2020 Annual Report or look at the Special Financial Statement published at Samhain.

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