South Bay Circles (SBC) is an association of several local groups and covens who come together for the specific purpose of presenting shared ritual celebrations of the Eight Sabbats of the year in the San Francisco South Bay Area.
The Sabbats are the eight points (Solstices, Equinoxes and Cross-quarter days) at which we connect the inner and outer cycles: the interstices where the seasonal, the celestial, the communal, the creative and the personal all meet. As we enact each in its time, we transform ourselves. We are not separate from each other, from the broader world around us: we are one with the Gods.
It is our intention that these gatherings be joyous, fulfilling, and enlightening for all present.
SBC has celebrated every Sabbat since Beltane 1987.
Most of our rituals have a Wiccan flavor, but we’ve been honored to have Druids, Heathens, and Hellenics present rituals with us also.
All kinds of people attend SBC’s events, from longtime experienced Witches, to people completely new to Paganism, and everything in-between. Anywhere from 20 to 70 attendees participate in each SBC ritual. They are open to anyone interested in the Pagan Path.