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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 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

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Nature Magic Class 8/26

  • selena-herb-magicNature Magic:
    Explorations in Pagan Shamanism

    Monthly, 7-9pm
    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Barneveld, WI
    $20 per person per class ($10 for Circle Sanctuary members)
    Advance registration required, as space is limited

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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!

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Welcome Fall 9/24

  • DSC 6580September 24, 2016

    Honoring the Harvest - Seeking Balance

    at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

    Coordinated by Florence Edwards-Miller

    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, Circle Sanctuary's Fall Equinox ritual, and concluding with our Thanksgiving Potluck Feast!

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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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