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Circle Magazine


About Circle Magazine:


In 1979, Circle Magazine started out as Circle Network News, which was published to update and inform the growing Circle community.  Over the years the publication has grown, changed format and is now a quarterly magazine.  It is available to subscribers both electronically and in hard copy, and is sold at both mainstream bookstores and specialty stores as well as in Circle Sanctuary's Owl's Nest shop.

Circle Magazine publishes content that is of interest to the Pagan and Nature Spirituality community.  Each issue will typically include articles, poetry and inspirational prose, art and photography. 

Regular Magazine Sections:

  • Around Circle Sanctuary - a short (2 page) report, typically from Selena Fox, summarizing significant events in the life of Circle Sanctuary since the previous issue.  This serves in many ways as Circle Sanctuary's main 'newsletter' to the community.
  • Forum - Each issue of Circle Magazine has a 'theme' section which we call the 'Forum.'  Forum topics will be broad and cover some large subject in Pagan life, theology or practice.   We try to present a variety of perspectives, occasionally including contradictory opinions, in forum articles to present the reader with an engaging and nuanced view of the subject.  The Forum also includes topical art and poetry.
  • Non-Forum - articles that are not related to the Forum topic but are of interest to the Pagan community.  These are on many topics which change each issue such as: seasonal features (rituals, projects, inspiration), magical lore & technique (including herbs, gems, tools, etc.), community building (such as leadership advice or ritual craft), meditations & rituals, book or media reviews, PSG updates, and news from within the Pagan community. 
  • Lady Liberty League Report ­- summary of activities of Circle Sanctuary's Religious Liberties program
  • Passages - a free listing for recent rites of passage that readers wish to announce.  These typically include births, baby blessings, coming of age ceremonies, handfastings, weddings, sagings, cronings  and deaths of both humans and animal companions.  The Passages section also includes longer memorial essays on those recently deceased who have been of particular significance to the Pagan community.
  • Magical Marketplace - includes paid advertisements, listings of Circle Sanctuary's other services, advertisements from Circle Sanctuary's Owl's Nest shop and how to order subscriptions or back issues of Circle Magazine.


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Issue 122 - Life's End & Beyond

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From the Editor

Call for Submissions

About the Cover Artist

Around Circle Sanctuary



The Long Black Veil, Re-Weaving the Makings of a Good Death by H. Byron Ballard

Poem: Dear Death by Blodie

The Gift of Becoming a Death Midwife by Sharon Stewart

When the Last Leaf Falls: Thoughts on the Edge of Forever by Kristoffer Hughes

Water, Air, Fire, and Earth - Taharah, Jewish Communal Preparation of the Dead for Burial by An Elder Apprentice

Eschatology, the Afterlife Then and Now by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

Poem: Born of Water by Jessica Jackson

Day of the Dead: Origin and Traditions by Laura Gonzalez

The Hellenic Journey of the Soul by Chris Aldridge

Working in the House of the Dead by Ljot Lokadís

Poem: Warm Embrace by Michael Baily

Poem: Below the World by Ben Gross

To Hel and Back: Goddess in the Basement by Molly Roberts

Morrigan and Crows by Lady Spiderwitch

Poem: Peace of the Summerland by Carmen Sanchez Bezzard

Understanding Stages of Grief: Advice for Caregivers by Rev. Tim “Cern” Staker

Poem: Elderberry Grove by Lindsey Prine

Good Grief by Rev. Paul Larson (Chiron)

Poem: Rebirth of Immanence by Arica Roberts

Saying Goodbye to Cameo - a Witch's Funeral by Literata Hurley


Regular Features:

The Story of Circle Cemetery by Selena Fox

The Sweetness of Samhain by Tess Whitehurst

Chatel Guyon: Finding Healing Spaces by Laurie Blue Heron

Our Lady of the Borderlands, Because There Was No Room for Them in the Inn by David Oliver Kling

Transfix Us with Love, Participating in Bardic Tradition as a Reader by McKenzie Zeiss

Planning Festival Rituals by Shauna Aura Knight

In Memoriam: Deborah Ann Light

Lady Liberty League Report

Community Passages

Magical Marketplace

Order a Subscription


CIRCLE Magazine Staff & Volunteers:

Advisor: Selena Fox

Editor: Florence Edwards-Miller

Circle Staff: Ashleigh Smiley

Volunteer Copy Editing Team: Minerva Thalia, Barb Andree, Tereesa Daul, Pandora Silverfin, Kathy Villagomez

Photographer & Webmaster: Robert Paxton


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