Dancing with the Wheel: The Medicine Wheel Workbook
by Sun Bear, Wabun Wind, and Crysalis Mulligan
Learn about all aspects of the Medicine Wheel as understood by Native Americans. Dancing with the Wheel provides visualizations, exercises, and ceremonies to help create the world you like.
One of the things I like about Native American spiritual beliefs and practices is that most can be understood on many levels, including the physical, symbolic, psychological, and spiritual. Sun Bear, Wabun Wind, and Crysallis Mulligan do an excellent job of presenting the Medicine Wheel in a way that can be understood and practiced by all interesting in exploring their relationship with themselves, others, nature, and Creation. In Sun Bear's words:
"To enjoy dancing with the wheel you must first learn the steps to the dance. Like most earth-based ceremonies and tools, the Medicine Wheel appears to be simple. After all, it is merely a structure of thirty-six stones. Yet there are untold levels of meaning to this simple circle and the lines within the circle. Dancing with the Wheel is a step-by-step guide to these levels."
The main sections include The Dance Begins, Ceremonies and Respect, The Center Circle and Spirit Keeper Stones, The Moon and Spirit Path Stones, Building Medicine Wheels, Traveling the Wheel, The Thirteenth Moon, Creating Medicine Wheel Tools, Healing with the Wheel, The Mineral Wheel, The Plant Wheel, The Animal Wheel, and The Color Wheel.
There is a lot of good information in this well-written, well-illustrated book.
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Subject keywords: native spirituality psychology philosophy