Medicine Wheel Information
The Medicine Wheel is based on the teachings of Native Spirituality which is broken into four areas.
Since each segment of the wheel represents different life lessons thay must be kept in balance in order to be a ‘whole’ person.
Most importantly, the segments
represent the Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social elements whcih must be developed and
nuitured . Since all 4 are equally important , most of all, 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. This is life’s constant challenge
So, 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. This is not a standard alteration but a limited change for some Tribes.
Finally, a good book reference for a brief explanation of the medicine wheel but for great detail on