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 #118, Forms of Divinity

Celebrating the diversity of Pagan conceptions of the divine and deity. Exploring how we believe in one, many or no Gods at all. Poetry, prose and ritual to connect to Gods and Goddesses.

Deadline: July 1, 2014

Issue #119, Honoring Elders & Aging

Honoring elders within our Pagan community. Creating accessible and inclusive gatherings and rituals. Crafting new Rites of Passage to honor adult phases of life. Connecting with elder forms

Deadline: September 23, 2014


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 116 - Our Sacred Environment

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Around Circle Sanctuary

From the Editor

About the Cover Artist



Nature as Teacher by Rev. Selena Fox - pdffree sample (78k .pdf)

People of the Land by Nels Linde

Bird Watching and Bird Conservation are Pagan Practices by Kerry

Poem: Earth Mother by Julie Kovacs

Coming Home to Wilderness by Steve Archibald

Our Cousins: Animism, Panpsychism and Thinking Beyond the Animate by Paul (Chiron) Larson - pdffree sample (154k .pdf)

The Four Elements of 'Dark Green Religion' by Bron Taylor

Interview with Bron Taylor, Author of 'Dark Green Religion'

Earth Day with Circle Sanctuary

Savanna Restoration at Circle Sanctuary by Reed Cockrell - pdffree sample (102k .pdf)

Circle Sanctuary's Nature Preserve Restoration Work by Rev. Bob Paxton

Healing the Earth: Creating Sustainable Pagan Events by Shauna Aura Knight

DIY Environmental Living as a Spiritual Practice by Mi Kali D.

Poem: I Have Seen the Goddess Dance by Heather Ockler

Harm Ye None: Environmentally Friendly Spellwork by Deanna Anderson

Nature Meditation by Jamie Greer

Poem: Hot Afternoon by Salvatore Marici

Poem: Invocation by Steven Rowand


Regular Features:

Pantheon: Nemetona by Joanna van der Hoeven

Inner Journeys: Sekhmet - Fires of Transformation Meditation by Karen Tate

Magicraft: Elemental Condensers by Dodie Ulery

Poem: Elemental Haiku by Freya Pickard

Ritual: The Five Elements Blessing by Rev. Shannon Mayfield-Chapin

Festival Culture: Glamping for Pagan Festivals by Cara Schulz - pdffree sample (201k .pdf)

Poem: Betwixt and Between by Kristol Mist

Poem: Ewe's Milk by Mi Kali D.

Pagan Spirit Gathering News

Pagan Life: How Old is Old by Colleen Koziara

Interfaith Bridges: Seven Candles Ritual of Spiritual Support by Selena Fox - pdffree sample (69k .pdf)

Hope: The Strength of the Human Heart by Simon "Shaman Jay" Cervania

Global Connections: Human Rights Abuses in South Africa by Damon Leff

Pagan Community News: The Quest to Capatilize 'Pagan' by Heather Greene

Lady Liberty League: So You Think Your Religious Rights are Being Violated, What's Next? by Minerva Thalia - pdffree sample (62k .pdf)


In Memoriam: Lady Olivia Robertson

In Memoriam: Jonas Trinkunas

Community Passages

About Circle Sanctuary


CIRCLE Magazine Staff:

Advisor: Selena Fox

Editor: Florence Edwards-Miller

Circle Staff: Marian Metcalf

Volunteer Copy Editing Team: Aaron Edwards-Miller, Minerva Thalia, Barb Andree, Kathy Villagomez

Staff Writers: Selena Fox, Heather Greene

Staff Photographer & Webmaster: Robert Paxton


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