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Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

1-DSC 6688Founded 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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Imbolc Festival 2/4

  • imbolc 2Celebration of the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

    Brigid's Day Festival
    Saturday, February 4, 2017

    9 AM - 7 PM
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve near Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Paul

    Imbolc is an ancient Celtic festival that marks midwinter in the solar calendar and is a time for preparation for coming out of the dark time of the year and into the light of spring. This is the time of celebration for the Goddess Brigid, which teaches us about healing, home, hearth, birth, inspiration, and the work we must do inside and outside ourselves to walk out of the cold of winter and into the warmth of spring. Join our community as we learn about ways to prepare our bodies, our minds, our spirits, and our communities for the turning of the wheel of the year.

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Awen Approved for VA Gravestones

  • AwenSymbol-File-for-VA-2On January 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) added the Awen to its list of emblems of belief authorized for inclusion on the gravestones and other memorial markers it issues to honor deceased veterans.   It is number 65 on the list: http://www.cem.va.gov/hmm/emblems.asp

    The first VA headstone with the Awen is already in production and is for retired Air Force Captain Wayne Laliberte of Texas (1954-2013).

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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. The PSG 'earliest bird' discount will continue now through February 14, 2017. 

Imbolc Lore & Resources

  • 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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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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