CIRCLE Magazine
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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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Calling all writers, scholars, reporters, poets, artists and photographers! 

CIRCLE Magazine is seeking articles, rituals, meditations, essays, and stories about Pagan practices & experiences.  We are also need in corresponding poetry, illustrations and photographs. Upcoming forum topics include:


Issue #122, Life's End & Beyond

Pagan ways of thinking about death and dying.  Rituals and meditations for grief and to honor the ancestors.  Gods and Goddesses of the underworld.

Deadline: July 14, 2015


We are also seeking articles, poems and artwork about other topics of interest to the Pagan and nature spirituality community.  For more information and to submit articles, please read the submission guidelines.



Issue 120 - Transforming Rituals

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From the Editor

Call for Submissions

About the Cover Artist

Around Circle Sanctuary



Why Do We Do Ritual? by Shauna Aura Knight

Outline of a Basic Transformation Ritual by Ardea DraĆ­ochta

Poem: I Walk by Heidi Johnston

Ritual: What, Why & How by Rev. Priestess Amalya

Poem: Making Magic by Theo J. van Joolen

The Masks of the Divine as Male, Female, Both, and Neither by Eric Eldritch and Jonathan White

The Transforming Power of Solitary Ritual by Sandra Kynes

The Three Balances & The Three Currents by Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

Spirituality Made Simple: Transforming Everyday Routines into a Magickal Practice by Lady Red Hawk

Poem: Drummer's Moon by Lindsey Prine

Poem: We Drum by Jessica Jackson

Ritual as a Partnership by Steve Smith (Starfire)

Rooted Ritual by Nimue Brown

Poem: My Own Light by Pandora Silverfin

Creating Special Rituals by John Beckett

The Beauty and Tenacity of a Simple Ritual by Kerry Beheler

Designing Impactful Rituals by Shauna Aura Knight

Ritual For Mid-Sized Groups (30-100) by Wade Mueller

The Gift of Ritual Creating a Transformative Experience at PSG 2012 by Nels Linde


Regular Features:

Celebrating the Seasons: Welcome Spring Ritual by Rev. Selena Fox

Magicraft: The Spells of Change & Breaking by Alexander James Adams

Ritual Facilitation: Emergency Preparedness & Ritual Safety by Robert L. Scott

Pagan Life: Creating a Healer's Exchange by Sandy Foo (Costa)

Pagan Community: "Art Coven" in the Public Eye: Creating Sacred Space with Art Exhibitions by Ali Beyer and Paul B. Rucker

Lady Liberty League Report

Community Passages

Samhain Remembrances at Circle Cemetery

Special Feature: Forty Years of Circle Sanctuary

Magical Marketplace

Order a Subscription


CIRCLE Magazine Staff & Volunteers:

Advisor: Selena Fox

Editor: Florence Edwards-Miller

Circle Staff: Marian Metcalf

Volunteer Copy Editing Team: Minerva Thalia, Tina Horton, Ashleigh Smiley, Kathy Villagomez

Media & Advertising Assistant: James Belmont

Photographer & Webmaster: Robert Paxton


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