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:
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 #117, Healing & Wellness
Techniques for spiritual and physical healing and wellness; Meditations for health and healing; incorporating exercise, mindful eating and other wellness practices into your Pagan lifestyle
Deadline: March 18, 2014
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 - free 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 - free 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 - free 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
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 - free 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 - free 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 - free sample (62k .pdf)
In Memoriam: Lady Olivia Robertson
In Memoriam: Jonas Trinkunas
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