Welcome to Sophia Sanctuary!

Minoan Snake Goddess

Minoan Snake Goddess from approximately 1600 BCE, found in Crete in 1903.

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We are a women's temple in the Eugene area, open to women of all ages and walks of life. We currently are a temple-without-walls, meaning we do not have an actual building we call home. We meet in women's homes and in rented public spaces for our rituals, classes, and other events. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

We hold women only public rituals on the four lunar holy days: Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas, and Samhain; and all are welcome to the four sun holy days: Spring & Autumn Equinox, and Summer & Winter Solstice. We are a private not-for-profit 501(c) 3 tax-exempt religious/spiritual organization, registered with the State of Oregon. All women who are interested in our organization are encouraged to attend these meetings and rituals.

Our Mission Statement

We are a circle of women committed to Healing, Education, Ritual and Service (HERS). We are open to all women and honor all sacred traditions. We are seeking to create a safe haven for women to share their spiritual vision, healing arts, sustainable living skills, social activism, and love for the Earth.

Winter Solstice Ritual at Mandala Sanctuary!

The Winter Solstice Ritual will be at Mandala Sanctuary, 85344 Forest Hill Lane Eugene 97405 on Saturday, December 20th. Click here for Directions.  Gather at 7pm, for some pagan carolling! Ritual begins at 7:30pm. If you’re interested in Carpooling, we’re suggesting that people meet up at the Unitarian Universalist Church parking lot at 13th and Chambers in Eugene. (Unfortunately, at this point we cannot promise that a representative of Sophia Sanctuary will be on hand to coordinate this).

Those of you with access to the Forums page,  will see carpool directions from Karen Rainsong's house as well.

This ritual is for all genders and families. Please come in the spirit of sharing, peace, and joy. Donations for Sophia Sanctuary are always welcome and help us continue to offer rituals. Please also bring a finger foods dish or drink to share for the feast afterwards. Also bring your own dishes. FFI: Karen Rainsong email: karen@rainsongdesign.net.

See some pictures of the foyer below. We are grateful to Luna and Larry for use of this beautiful sacred space!

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