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 and through our quarterly CIRCLE Magazine.

We also advocate religious freedom through the Lady Liberty League and participate in interfaith dialogues. We serve active and retired troops through our military ministries, and we also operate a 20-acre green cemetery.

Upcoming Events


Samhain Festival 10/28-30

  • samhain-2016October 28 - 30, 2016
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin
    Coordinated by Ana and Jenn

    An old year dies and a new one is born from the ashes!  Samhain is a time of tears and joy, of spooks and giggles, of looking to the past and embracing the future.  Come help us turn the wheel with revelry and reflection.  Circle Sanctuary's Samhain festival is a can't-miss celebration, with annual favorites like the Witches Ball featuring the music of Water Street Bridge, Circle Sanctuary's important Annual Meeting, and the powerful Samhain Ritual.  This festival includes workshops and activities for adults and for families.

    Space is limited for this popular festival, so reserve your spot today!


Samhain Lore & Rituals

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    Article by Selena Fox

    Samhain, popularly known as Halloween, occurs in late October and early November. For most Wiccan practitioners, this is the New Year, and a time for letting go of the old and looking ahead to the new. It marks the end of the harvest season. Since ancient times, Pagans have paid their respects to departed loved ones, ancestors, and guides in the Spirit World at Samhain. The Goddess manifests as the Crone and the God as the Horned Hunter and Lord of Death. Sacred colors are Black and Orange. It is the festival of endings and transformation.


Become a Circle Member!

  • DSC 1407Circle Sanctuary is launching a new Membership Program to create stronger connections and better serve the Pagan/Nature Spirituality community.  By creating a more formal membership program, we can 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.


Circle Podcasts

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    Weekly online Discussions, Workshops & Rites
    broadcast online on Blog Talk Radio on Pagans Tonight Radio Network
    Circle Sanctuary on Internet Radio at www.circlesanctuary.org 

    Produced by Circle Sanctuary & serving Pagans Worldwide
    Hosted by Circle Sanctuary Ministers Selena Fox, David & Jeanet Ewing, Debra Rose
    Engineered by David Ewing

    Listen Live on Tuesday Nights
    8-10 pm eastern, 7-9 pm central, 6-8 pm mountain, 5-7 pm pacific


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