Meaning of medicine wheel in English:

medicine wheel


  • A stone circle built by North American Indians, believed to have religious, astronomical, territorial, or calendrical significance.

    ‘The holistic healing system of the Native American Indians was represented by the medicine wheel and various animal totems, which described subtle variations of energy and personality types.’
    • ‘The medicine wheel is a Native American tool for storytelling and spiritual practice.’
    • ‘Also, when looking at the Lakota medicine wheel, the color white is north, symbolized by the white buffalo.’
    • ‘Like many Native American peoples, the Quero use a medicine wheel to represent and harness spiritual and healing energies.’
    • ‘Located on the entrance of the Grassland National Park near the U.S. border, the place is famous for having the world's largest medicine wheel.’