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 Fall Festival 9/22

  • DSC 6580September 22, 2018

    "Sharing our Bounty"
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Dianne (Minerva) Duggan

    Join us for an insightful celebration of the Fall Equinox, the harvest season, and the festival of Mabon.  We will experience an inward view as we move through the harvest season.  We will share our bounty during our Feast of Bounty (pot luck feast).  Be ready to look ahead and look inside ourselves.  First, we can learn about threshold work for this time of balance.  Then, we will spend time alone on the land to work towards our individual goals.  During the balance of light and dark, we will make incense to guide our thoughts towards the end of the harvest season. 

    Our celebration features workshops and activities for adults and kids, and honoring the Second Harvest with our Fall Equinox ritual!


Samhain Festival 10/26 - 28

  • IMG 1291Beyond the Gates of Time

    October 26 - 28, 2018
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin
    Coordinated by Revs. Georgette and Bob Paxton

    The Wheel of the Year has reached its pinnacle and a time of reflection and renewal draws upon us. As we reach across the Veil and walk between the Gates of Time, we honor those who have passed before us and open our hearts to the lessons of memory and the wisdom of the Ancestors. Join with beloved community as we celebrate endings that are beginnings, revel in the gifts of today, and step with open eyes into the season of transformation.

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


2019 Circle Calendars Available!

  • 2019calendar-frontCircle's 2019 calendar is now available for purchase!  Featuring images by Circle community members and dates for all Circle festivals, Full Moon Circles, and Sanctuary volunteer days, this calendar is printed on heavy stock and is a great way to support Circle's ongoing programming while keeping track of all our events!

    Calendars are available through our online store, or in-person at the Circle Resource Shop.  Member discounts are available.  Quantities are limited - get yours while they last!

Classes with Selena Fox

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    Ritual Use of Herbs Workshop
    with Selena Fox at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    Thursday, September 20, 7-8:30 pm

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

    Join Rev. Selena Fox to learn ways of working with herbs and herbal preparation in personal, household, and group ceremonies and meditations.

    Space is limited: please pre-register on this form.

    Cost is $15/person ($10 for current Circle Sanctuary members), payable upon arrival.

    Know of others who might be interested in attending this and other classes in the future? Forward this URL to them and/or share our Facebook event.



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.


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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