Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel

Facts and information about the History and Culture of Native Americans including the subject of the Medicine Wheel.

The Medicine Wheel is a Native American sacred circle representing the Universe and the balance of all creation. It is used to contain, project and raise energy to transform, balance and heal.

The Medicine Wheel is symbolic of the Circle of Life and provides guidance for the betterment of self, healing, and life.

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Native American Culture - The Medicine Wheel
There are many variations and interpretations of the Medicine Wheel. This article provides facts and information about the different elements and their meanings based on the beliefs of various tribes of Native American Indians.

The Medicine Wheel - Four Stages of Man
The Circle of Life, is often depicted in the Medicine Wheel. The circle and the four equal parts and colors of the medicine wheel represent the lifespan, or four stages of man:

  • Birth is represented by the color red
  • Growth is represented by the color yellow
  • Maturity is represented by the color black
  • Death is represented by the color white

The Medicine Wheel - Balanced Life
The colors of the Medicine Wheel also represent the four qualities of a balanced life:

  • The Spiritual life (the Soul) is represented by the color red

  • The Emotional life (the Heart) is represented by the color yellow
  • The Physical life (the Body) is represented by the color black

  • The Intellect (the Mind) is represented by the color white

The Medicine Wheel - Cardinal Directions & the four peoples of the Earth
The cardinal directions are represented in the Medicine Wheel

  • The South is represented by the color red and associated with 'red skinned peoples'
  • The East is represented by the color yellow and associated with 'yellow skinned peoples'
  • The West is represented by the color black and associated with 'black-skinned peoples'
  • The South is represented by the color white and associated with 'white skinned peoples'
 

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Medicine Wheel - Pictures and Videos of Native Americans
Medicine Wheel. Discover the vast selection of pictures which relate to the History and Culture of Native Americans. The pictures show the clothing, War Paint, weapons and decorations of various Native Indian tribes that can be used as a really useful educational history resource for kids and children of all ages. We have included pictures and videos to accompany the main topic of this section - Medicine Wheel. The videos enable fast access to the images, paintings and pictures together with information and many historical facts. All of the articles and pages can be accessed via the Native Indian Tribes Index - a great educational resource for kids.

 

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