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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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Imbolc Festival 1/29

  • Brigid Icon Altar"Kindle The Flame"

    Saturday, January 29th
    1 pm - 3pm Central time
    Held ONLINE via private YouTube Live

    Workshops, poetry readings, and Imbolc Ritual

    Imbolc is a magickal time of hopeful anticipation. As Winter is melting and Spring is budding, let's ready ourselves for growth by tapping into the energies of Imbolc and celebrate the limitless potential of new beginnings.

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2022 Events

  • Wheel of the Year  Sun imageImbolc: Saturday, January 29
    Welcome Spring: Saturday, March 19
    Earth Day: Saturday, April 23
    Beltane: April 29-May 1
    Welcome Summer: Saturday, June 11
    Pagan Spirit Gathering: June 19-26
    Green Spirit: July 29-31
    Sacred Fire Circle: September 1-5
    Welcome Fall: Saturday, September 24
    Samhain: October 28-29
    Community Yule: Saturday, December 17
    Longest Night: Tuesday, December 20

    Online Full Moon Circle rituals in 2022  

    Download our free 2022 PDF calendarpdf!

    Subscribe to our Google Calendar!

Celebrating the Seasons: Imbolc

  • imbolcBrigid Spring at Circle SanctuaryCelebrating the Seasons
    by Selena Fox

    Imbolc, also known as Candlemas and Groundhog's Day, occurs at the beginning of February. It marks the middle of Winter and holds the promise of Spring. The Goddess manifests as the Maiden and Brigid. The Groundhog is a manifestation of the God. Colors are White, and sometimes Red. It is a festival of spiritual purification and dedication.

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Fundraising

  • Support Circle square-2Ways To Support Circle Sanctuary

    Circle Sanctuary's work is financed entirely by private contributions from those supporting its services, and a great deal of its work is performed by volunteers like you.  Donations are needed to help cover the costs of facilities upkeep and development, nature preservation endeavors, and the wide range of educational, counseling, networking, and other spiritual services that Circle provides.  Donations are greatly appreciated, and are tax-deductible in the USA. 

     

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