Welcome to the website of the Sacred Wind Sanctuary of Universal Life!
Sacred Wind Sanctuary was formed in 2008 with our first public ritual being performed for Yule, and has been enjoying a growing congregation, and great opportunities to serve the community ever since. In early 2009, Sacred Wind Sanctuary Incorporated in the State of New Jersey as a as a 501©(3) Religious Non-profit Church Organization, serving the Central New Jersey and Greater area for all those who follow Earth-based Traditions.
We have been featured in the Asbury Park Press and other media sources, and are the primary facilitators for Central NJ Pagan Pride. Our members and active seekers help to provide for the community as a whole, and take part in our numerous charity food drives, as well as awareness and tolerance initiatives.
We are proud to celebrate the 8 Sabbats common to most Pagan paths, welcoming all respectful seekers, and hope to grow further to incorporate more public ritual and learning.
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Sanctuary is a strictly donation based organization. All of our
activities, Sabbat Festivals, Meetings, Community aid, and our
eventual goal of obtaining our own building, are all funded by
the generosity of the community.
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News and Events
- March 19, 2011
Well, it was a hard winter...but finally the snow is gone and we can resume our public celebrations! We are happy to invite the public to our open Ostara Celebration and Picnic at Allaire State Park on Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 1:00pm! We ask for only a $10 donation to attend. Ritual will be at 3pm. Click here for the details! We hope to see you there!
- October 13th, 2010
Announcing our 2010 Samhain Celebration! November 7th at Allaire State Park! Arrive 3:30pm, Ritual Promptly at 5pm. $10 for all attendees, $15 if you wish to camp. Come out and celebrate the season, and honor your ancestors! Bring potluck to share the harvest! Click here for details!
- September 28th, 2010
We are proud to say we will be participating in this year's South Jersey Pagan Pride Day, hosting a Mabon Harvest Ritual. This year's event will be held on Saturday October 2, 2010 @ Cooper River Park, Stadium area in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Hours are from 10 am to 7pm. There will be a day of fun activities, workshops, vendors, raffles, festivities, and a wonderful rituals. Tri State Pagans will also be holding a donation drive for Pagan Troops. Items Needed: Pagan Spiritual Medallions, CDs, Books, Statues, Oils, Incense, Herbs, Travel Sized Personal Care, Dry good items, and more! Sacred Wind Sanctuary will not have its own tent present this year, but that is simply because we can't be in two places at once! Rev. Matt will be vending at the event with SWS members Dez and Meriwyn for their Reiki practice Shore Reiki Healing, and will be assisted by Rev. Tara! So be sure to stop by the tent, SWS materials will be available there, and donation for SWS will be graciously accepted there.
Event Location: McClellan Ave and North Park Drive, Pennsauken NJ
Event TIME Details: 10am - 7pm
We are currently planning our Samhain celebration and will send out another notice once it is set and scheduled. However we are planning to hold the event Sunday, November 7th (the weekend following Samhain/Halloween). So be sure to mark it on your calendars!
- September 21, 2010
We wish a very Happy Mabon to all! Also a congratulations to our Priestess Tara who just closed and moved into her new home with her husband and kids! Many happy years to her and her family there! If you are looking for a Mabon event this weekend, check out Red Oak Grove! They put on an excellent event and are great friends of ours. This weekend is Fall Fest by ROG and GSPA! We'll see you back with us for Samhain!
- August 17th. 2010
We are proud to once again be hosting Central NJ Pagan Pride Day! This year's event is Saturday, August 21st, being held at Colonial Park, Lot F, in Somerset (Franklin Twp) NJ. For full details, please visit www.cnjpaganpride.org, or see our Event Page. We look forward to seeing you all there!
- June 11, 2010
We have updated and clarified the directions to the campsite for our Litha celebration. Please view our EVENTS PAGE to view them. Please note the PDF has NOT been updated! Please use the directions on the webpage, or from our listing on Witchvox, or Facebook.
- June 1, 2010
We had a wonderful time at our Beltane Celebration, with a spectacular Maypole to show for it! We now turn our attention to Midsummer, or Litha. We are proud to announce our first ever campout celebration! We will be celebrating Litha on Saturday, June 26th at Allaire State park, Farmingdale, NJ. While Litha actually falls on June 21st, we believe family is of the utmost importance, and so will not detract from the Father's Day holiday weekend. For details on our Litha Celebration, please CLICK HERE.
- April 24th, 2010
The wheel of the year turns once again! We now look forward to Beltane, and the warmth and bounty of the season that follows. Unfortunately, due to issues surrounding location availability for our Beltane celebration, we were unable to release information prior to now. However, our Beltane celebration is still on and you can see the details on our Services page. The rundown is this:
Sacred Wind Sanctuary's Beltane & BBQ 2010
MEMBERS + GUESTS ONLY (Not open to the Public)
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 12:00pm - 10:00pm (Campers Welcome)
Location: 109 N County Line Road, Jackson NJ 08527
(Please note, this celebration is NOT at Southard Grange! While we still plan to use the Grange for our other celebrations, the grounds at the grange can not adequately accommodate a Maypole.)
- February 28, 2010
After a wonderful Imbolc festival, even though it was a bit delayed from the snow, we are looking forward to celebrating Ostara! With the coming of spring (which can't come too soon!) we will celebrate the turning of the wheel. Join us Sunday, March 21st, 4:30pm - 10:00pm at Southard Grange Hall, 4860 US 9 South, Howell, NJ 07731. Ritual will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Click here for more details. We look forward to seeing you all there!
- February 5, 2010
Due to SEVERE INCLEMENT WEATHER, we have RESCHEDULED our Imbolc Festival to SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, Same time and place.
- February 3, 2010
*SPECIAL UPDATE**In the event of SEVERE INCLEMENT WEATHER, we have setup a Snow Date for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, Same time and place. We will announce plans on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th if we will be holding our event on the 7th or delaying to the 13th. PLEASE STAY TUNED!
- January 3, 2010
Happy New Year to all! What a fantastic year 2009 has been for Sacred Wind Sanctuary, and we are looking forward to 2010! We are proud to announce our Second Annual Imbolc Festival to be held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7th 2010 at Southard Grange Hall, 4860 US 9 South, Howell, NJ 07731. As usual, the celebration will begin at 4:30pm, with ritual beginning at 6pm sharp. As the wheel turns to the light half of the year, our Priest and Priestess Rev. Matt and Rev. Tara are happy to be leading this ritual, and help to usher in light and warmth into the new year. For details, click here.