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medicine wheel

A physical location, deemed sacred by Native Americans, which is constructed by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground.
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MEDICINE WHEEL

medicine wheel

A symbol used by Native Americans to represent wholeness and balance. The medicine wheel consists of a circle with four quadrants representing spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional planes of existence.
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The use of a specific medicine wheel to which one's life needs to be ordered may sound similar to tying problem solving to the four points of a Catholic cross.
The model uses the Eastern Cherokee, Ottawa, and Ojibwa medicine wheels (Coggins, 1990; Garrett 1990) to organize the four major themes that emerge from the life histories of the six women.
At one popular site, rangers dismantle medicine wheels at the rate of 20 a week.
Robinson of the Universityof South Florida in Tampa went back to a medicine wheel near Ft.
Nobody's ever seen anything like that before in Oregon; medicine wheels are more usually found in the northern plains and farther east.
He realized that it was his duty to bring back the Medicine Wheels in North America and, in doing so, gave us a tool to re-balance our lives.
Explore thousands of years of prehistory, from an ancient bison kill site to a northern fishing camp to medicine wheels and a spectacular sun-dance ceremony, at the Provincial Museum of Alberta in Edmonton.
was introduced to the power of herbs, songs, dreams, ceremonies and medicine wheels for healing--alternatives that can work alongside conventional medicine.
First Nations people have always used circles in their medicine wheels, sundance lodges, powwow arbors, fire pits, sweat lodges, tipis, pottery-making, basket-weaving and round dancing.
Several months ago, in Vienna, I saw two stalls in an outside Christmas market that featured dreamcatchers, medicine wheels, Mandelas and a whole assortment of pseudo-Native paraphernalia to an eager Teutonic audience.