Medicine Wheel Information
The Medicine Wheel
Native Spirituality is based on the teachings of the Medicine Wheel which is broken into four.
Each segment of the wheel represents different life lessons. Most importantly, the segments
represent the Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social elements whcih must be developed and
nuitured in order to be a ‘whole’ person. If one of these aspects is neglected, a person may
experience a feeling of being ‘unbalanced’ and one of the segments needs to be addressed.
Generally the colors are White for North , Yellow for East , Red for South and Black for West, but this is not the only configuration possible.
Different Tribes require different colors in the four corners as life changes and the person develops.
For example, some change the black of the West to blue in a young man’s wheel when he goes through the right of passage into Manhood.
|Also, have a peak at the Memoriam page for Tim that has a great poem on the Medicine Wheel.
A good book reference for a brief explanation of the medicine wheel but for great detail on