Welcome to Circle Sanctuary!

IMG 20180708 165956Founded 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


Celebrate Samhain with Circle!

  • Celebrate Samhain square-4Celebrate Samhain time with these events sponsored by Circle Sanctuary!


    Virtual Samhain Festival:
    Saturday, October 30, 1 - 5:30pm central
    Register by October 28 to take part in workshops and ritual.

    Circle Sanctuary Annual Meeting:
    Saturday, October 30, 10-10:45am central
    Free and open to current Circle Sanctuary members.
    Livestreamed to private YouTube channel.

    Circle Sanctuary Ministers Ordinations Ceremony
    Saturday, October 30 at 11am central
    Ordinations of Judith Seizys, James Jufer, and Andrew Bear as Circle Sanctuary Ministers.
    Publicly Livestreamed to Circle Sanctuary YouTube channel

    Samhain Day Sacred Journey Retreat:
    Sunday, October 31, 11am-4pm central
    In-Person Contemplative Nature walks to ceremonial sites at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve in southwestern Wisconsin USA.
    Register by October 28 to take part.

    And more below!


Virtual Samhain 10/30

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    2021 Virtual Samhain Festival:
    Honoring our Ancestors

    Saturday, October 30, 1-5:30pm central
    Held ONLINE via private YouTube Live

    Circle Sanctuary's Samhain Festival is taking different forms in 2021.

    Due to the continued spread of the Delta variant of COVID, we will not be gathering in-person for a three-day and two-night festival as in pre-pandemic times.


Samhain Day Retreat 10/31

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    Samhain Day Sacred Journey Retreat

    Sunday, October 31, 11am-4pm central
    in person at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
    in southwestern Wisconsin, USA

    Advance registration required with proof of COVID vaccination.

    A personal contemplative walking journey on sacred land at the sacred time of Samhain.

    Opportunities for

    • Attunement to Sacred Land at Stone Circle
    • Honoring Ancestors & Beloved Dead at Circle Cemetery
    • Release & Purification at Samhain Bonfire
    • Healing & Repatterning at Brigid Spring
    • Divination for the New Year at one or more sacred sites

    This sacred walking journey will be held outside regardless of weather conditions.

    Each participant journeys at their own pace.



Full Moon Circles

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    Celebrate the Full Moon each month ONLINE with the Circle Sanctuary Community.

    Full Moon Circle rituals are held on or near the night of the Full Moon, and are live-streamed to the Circle Sanctuary YouTube channel.

    Full Moon Circles begin at 7pm Central time (8pm eastern, 6pm mountain, 4pm pacific, 1am next day UTC)

    Full Moon Circles include invocations, music, meditation, poetry, reflections, and ritual workings.  They are facilitated by Selena Fox and other members of the Circle Sanctuary Community.


Become a Circle Member!

  • memberCircle 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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