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


Sacred Fire Circle 9/1 - 9/4

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    September 1 - 4, 2017

    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!


Welcome Fall Festival 9/23

  • DSC 6580September 23, 2017

    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Judith

    Join us for a joyful celebration of the time of the Fall Equinox, the harvest season, and the ancient festival of Mabon.  During the balance of light and dark we seek balance within ourselves, and connect to that which sustains us, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Featuring workshops and activities for adults and kids, Circle Sanctuary's Fall Equinox ritual, and concluding with our Thanksgiving Potluck Feast!


Statement on Racial Equality

  • circle-logo-blueAt Circle Sanctuary, we believe that racial equality is an absolute moral imperative as discussed in our Inclusiveness Policy.

    White supremacy is a profound misunderstanding of human nature, and as spiritual leaders, we utterly reject this. We urge all Circle Community members to do the hard work of understanding racism, both in the outside world and within themselves, and we urge all community members to speak up for racial equality and social justice. We are stronger when we speak together.

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.  


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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