We are the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance (SIPA.)  

Since its founding in 1998, Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance (SIPA) has grown from a small group to a community of Pagans, Wiccans, and followers of other Earth-based spiritual traditions.  Over the years, we have expanded in size as well as made connections to other organizations. We have built on our goal of educating our non-Pagan neighbors by becoming a visible and positive presence in the region. We hope to continue to serve the Pagan community of Southern Illinois and neighboring regions for years to come.

Upcoming Events!

SIPA celebrates Ostara, Saturday, March 21 at Gaia House in Carbondale

Spring is springing into full action and the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance will celebrate the return of green with their annual Ostara ritual, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Gaia House Interfaith Center in Carbondale. 

The word “Ostara” is one of many names for the spring equinox.  It’s derived from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring.  Ancient Pagans celebrated this time of year as one of new birth and the planting of new seeds as well as a time of hope and renewal.  Participants are invited to dress in spring colors. 

As always, SIPA rituals are free and open to the public.  All are welcome.  The gathering starts at 6 p.m.  Ritual starts at 7 p.m.    A potluck will follow.  Bring what you can to share.

Gaia House is located at 913 South Illinois Avenue (the corner of Grand and US-51) in Carbondale.  Please utilize the public parking lot across the street (south) of Gaia House,  From US-51 going south, take a left turn at the next light after the intersection of US-51 and Grand Avenue.  From US-51 north, take a right away from the entrance to Southern Illinois University. 


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What are you interested in?   Examples: full moon rituals or energy work?  Let us know!  If something gets enough interest, we might have an event for it or atleast help you get in contact with others that share the same interest.

We strive to boost opportunities to network and celebrate with each other.  We invite you to celebrate with us and get to know one another. 
As you browse the website, you'll find opportunities to increase your participation with SIPA and the Pagan community.  Want to get involved with the branches?  Want to offer your crafted goods or services to a larger audience?  Have a Pagan-related group that you want to promote?   Have a business and want to offer support or donations to use for our biannual raffles?  Let us know!  

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