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Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

DSC 9038Founded 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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Welcome Fall Festival 9/23

  • DSC 6580September 23, 2017

    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Judith

    Join us for a joyful celebration of the time of the Fall Equinox, the harvest season, and the ancient festival of Mabon.  During the balance of light and dark we seek balance within ourselves, and connect to that which sustains us, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Featuring workshops and activities for adults and kids, and a Fall Equinox ritual!

    Bring a picnic lunch, your entry for the "Tastes of Fall" contest, extra bounty from your garden you would like to donate to the Farmers Market table and any craft skills you would like demonstrate during the Faire. Preserves, baked goods, fiber crafts, and children's artwork will be judged and shared at the end of the day.

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Samhain Festival 10/27 - 29

  • samhain-2016October 27 - 29, 2017
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, Wisconsin
    Coordinated by Jenn & Calypso

    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 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!

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Disaster Relief Support

  • relief-smallCircle Sanctuary, continuing its long history of offering spiritual support to the greater Pagan community, has initiated a Disaster Relief Support Program for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  The Circle Sanctuary Relief Support effort includes a volunteer ministerial team that is available for free spiritual counselling via telephone.

    You can reach the CS Relief Support team by calling or texting 608-270-8439 or by emailing reliefsupport@circlesanctuary.org.

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Young Professionals Network

  • ypn-logo2Are you a recent (or in some cases, not so recent) graduate who is finding it difficult to navigate the job market?  Are you finding it difficult to gain experience in professional skills needed to be competitive in the work place?  Do you wish that there was a way to develop your professional skill set by working with leaders in the Pagan community? 

    The mission of Circle's YPN is to engage young professionals and empower them to become future leaders within their community.  Through the YPN, individuals looking to develop professional and career soft-skills can take advantage of this opportunity to become engaged in online workshops, webinars, one-on-one calls, networking with other young professionals on our Facebook page, as well as workshops conducted at Circle's annual Pagan Spirit Gathering.  

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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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