Monday, May 6, 2013

Faces and Places - Oak Spirit Sanctuary

Oak Spirit Sanctuary is a non-denominational Shamanic Wiccan church and nature preserve. They are located just west of Columbia, MO, and offer free lunar events as well as other periodic gatherings, Sabbat celebrations, and much more. They have been around for many years, originating as Renaissance Ridge, and then becoming Ozark Avalon. In the summer of 2012, the members of the church chose to celebrate their changing shape and mission by renaming their church Oak Spirit Sanctuary. In addition to honoring the trees which stand tall on the ridge, "Oak Spirit" stands for Ozark Avalon Kindred Spirit -- the name the members of the church call themselves.

Oak Spirit Sanctuary is open and welcome to many different paths. They “define [their] practices . . . to say [they] work with the spirits of nature through a variety of traditional earth-centered religious and magical systems. Celtic, Native American, Faerie, Norse, and many other practices are woven with classical energy work to create our ritual construction. [They] follow the Wiccan Rede, “an’ it harm none, do what thou will.”

They have fantastic raw camping grounds, some amazing circle spaces, and plenty of space for festivals or just basic camping to get back to nature. They are open year-round for outside rentals and camping. For more information, contact or check out their calendar of events at

Oak Spirit Sanctuary
26213 Cumberland Church Road
Boonville, MO 65233