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Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

DSC 9038Founded 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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Nature Wisdom Workshops

  • Selena-Wand-WoodsNature Wisdom Workshops with Selena Fox
    Monthly on 4th Wednesday nights, 7 - 8:30pm
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, 
    near Barneveld, WI

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

    Spiritual explorations & experiences in Nature Spirituality

    Incorporating ancient & contemporary teachings & practices of Wiccan, Druid, Heathen, & Pagan folk ways.

    Workshops include outdoor Nature rituals & meditations.

    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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Welcome Summer Festival June 10

  • DSC 9265Celebrate the Coming of Summer!

    Welcome Summer Festival
    Saturday, June 10, 2017
    Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    9 am - 3 pm

    Coordinated by Amanda Bahnson

    Come lend your hands and voices as Circle Sanctuary gets ready for Summer and Pagan Spirit Gathering.  This free event is open to all willing to volunteer. 

    This year the theme of Pagan Spirit Gathering is With Our Hands, and working with our hands is just what we’ll do as we craft the community Spirit Bags and pack up all the gear that is needed to make PSG happen.  We will conclude with a ritual to energize and bless the Spirit Bags we have crafted and the Pagan Spirit Gathering.

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PSG 2017 Registration is OPEN

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    Pagan Spirit Gathering will be held on June 18-25 2017 at Tall Tree Lake, in Illinois. Come help us create a beautiful, creative, magical Pagan village over the week of the Summer Solstice!

    For the second year, PSG will return to Tall Tree Lake in Illinois. With its ample space and beautiful vistas, Tall Tree Lake is a welcoming home for our PSG community. Plans are already being made to build upon the success of last year, and make this location an even better fit for our unique festival.

    Registrations are now being accepted for both participants and merchants. Register by March 31 for the early bird discount. 

Young Professionals Network

  • ypn-logo2Are you a recent (or in some cases, not so recent) graduate who is finding it difficult to navigate the job market?  Are you finding it difficult to gain experience in professional skills needed to be competitive in the work place?  Do you wish that there was a way to develop your professional skill set by working with leaders in the Pagan community? 

    The mission of Circle's YPN is to engage young professionals and empower them to become future leaders within their community.  Through the YPN, individuals looking to develop professional and career soft-skills can take advantage of this opportunity to become engaged in online workshops, webinars, one-on-one calls, networking with other young professionals on our Facebook page, as well as workshops conducted at Circle's annual Pagan Spirit Gathering.  

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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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