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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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Yule Festival 12/21

  • yule-wreathSaturday December 21, 2019

    Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, WI

    Coordinated by Niki

    A Season for Sharing
    Join the Circle Sanctuary community as we celebrate the Winter Solstice. Yule is traditionally a time for sharing food and drink, storytelling and music, traditions and lore, and celebration of the community we all share. Yule is also traditionally a time for family, and we encourage bringing children of all ages! We encourage families to participate together in our activities.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 11/20

  • tdor-2018Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019
    Wednesday, November 20

    Transgender Day of Remembrance (https://tdor.info), which began in 1999, is held across the USA and around the world on and near November 20 to memorialize those killed due to anti-transgender hatred and prejudice.  

    Circle Sanctuary community member, Transgender activist, and Transwoman Brianne Ravenwolf co-facilitates these programs with Senior Minister Selena Fox.

    Free & open to the public

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2019 Annual Report available

  • Circle Sanctuary 2019 Annual Report Page 1Circle Sanctuary is pleased to provide our 2019 Annual Report summarizing what we've accomplished, including a financial summary for the previous fiscal year.

    These reports are presented to the community at Samhain in our Annual Meeting, as well as online to the wider Circle community.

    Please feel free to contact the Circle office with any questions or for more details!

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Celebrate Winter Solstice!

  • Yuletide Planning Guide by Selena Fox

    winter solstice 2013Rituals, Chants, Ideas, Videos, & Podcasts

    Strengthen bonds with family and friends by visiting and/or exchanging gifts and greetings. Decorate your home with lights, greens, and holiday colors. Bless your home with a Yule wreath on your front door and sprigs of mistletoe inside. If you are part of a group, take up a collection of food and/or clothing at your Yule gathering and give what you collected to a social service agency to distribute to the needy (for example, Circle's Yuletide Charity Food Drive). Place sunflower seeds outside for wild birds to feast upon. Greet the Sun at dawn on Solstice morning by ringing bells. Do magic for a more peaceful planet.

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Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

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    Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts (CSNP)

    Podcasts from Circle Sanctuary, connecting all who follow nature-centered paths around the world broadcast on Blog Talk Radio.  

    Connect to, listen live or download past podcasts on the Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts network:
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csnp

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    ollow us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/CSNPodcasts/

    Listen through the following other streaming services:
    iTunes
    Spotify
    *  Stitcher
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      iVoox
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    TuneIn 

    Hosted by Circle Sanctuary Ministers Selena Fox, Jeanet & David Ewing, Debra Rose, and Laura Gonzalez

    Programming Through the Week:

    Sundays:  Nature Mystic with Selena Fox - Encores of pre-recorded programs from Selena's archive
    1st Mondays:  Lunes Lunaticos en Espanol with Laura Gonzalez
    2nd & 4th Mondays:  Lunatic Mondays in English with Laura Gonzalez
    1st & 3rd Tuesdays:  Circle Talk with Debra Rose
    Wednesdays:  Divining Dreams with Selena Fox
    Wednesdays:  Starting in November!  Nature Spirituality with Selena Fox
    Two Thursday each month:  Moon Magic with Jeanet and David Ewing
    Every Saturday:  Paganos del Mundo with Laura Gonzalez (starting April 20, 2019)

    Listen Live:
    Monday thru Friday at 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central / 6 pm Mountain / 5 pm Pacific
    Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm Eastern / 6 pm Central / 5 pm Mountain / 4 pm Pacific

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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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