About the Sacred Secular Sanctuary
    Celebrating this Life, this World

Here at the Sacred Secular Sanctuary, we feel our spirituality in our emotional and aesthetic responses to Nature and the Universe, without the need to anthropomorphize them. Our ethics are humanistic and green, our metaphysics are scientific and naturalist. To these we add the rituals and practices, discussions and explorations, and the sense of community that help humans cope with life’s challenges and embrace life’s joys.

The Sacred Secular Sanctuary is organized for spiritual, educational, social, conservational and scientific purposes and is incorporated as a Non-Profit organization under the Corporations Act in the province of Ontario.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
                                               ~ Margaret Mead.

        The Shift

The Shift

The Shift is a series of 6 workshops designed to help people embark upon a journey of self-discovery, particularly after a life-changing diagnosis or event.

Participants receive the necessary tools for creating boundaries that can help define a safe and healthy attitude to embrace the direction life has presented. They learn how to get to know and respect and ultimately how to care for, forgive and love their changing self.

The Shift Is now being presented at HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre and the Stanley Park Community Centre. Find out more...
        Our triskele symbol

The triskele or triskelion symbol was used in Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age cultures in Europe. It is seen in the famous megalithic tomb of Newgrange, built around 3200 BCE, as well as early Greek and Sicilian uses. What the symbol meant to the pagans who built Newgrange and other monuments is unknown.

Even carved in stone it appears to be moving forward. We like the sense of Past, Present, Future that this imparts.

And... it is a perfect result of the superimposition of the three “S” shapes of Sacred Secular Sanctuary.

About our Home page layout

We have tried to incorporate enough visual clues in our header image to give visitors an instant, intuitive grasp of what we are about. ...learn more about the symbolism

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