Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

DSC 3219Founded 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


Green Spirit Festival 7/29 - 7/31

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    July 29 - 31, 2016
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin
    Coordinated by Bo & Jenn

    What do Author River Higginbotham, Tailteann Games, Great Bonfires, Drumming, Rituals and Connecting with Friends all have common? All those things and so much more will be part of this year's Green Spirit at Circle Sanctuary. We hope you will join us for the festivities this July 29th through 31st!



Send us your PSG Feedback before 8/1!

  • psg 2016 logopsg2013-logoIf you attended Pagan Spirit Gathering 2016, we thank you and we invite you to please complete this form to help us plan PSG 2017. If you would rather not use this form, you can also send us your PSG feedback by writing to us at psg@circlesanctuary.org, or by sending a letter to:

    PSG Feedback
    PO Box 9
    Barneveld, WI 53507 USA.

    All fields are optional. The more you can tell us, the more we can improve! Don't forget to click Submit at the bottom of the page when you're finished.

    Feedback deadline for PSG 2016 is July 31, 2016.


Sacred Fire Circle 9/1 - 9/5

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    September 1 - 5, 2016

    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!


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.


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