They are the uniting force between all things Earthly and unEarthly.
Bison is connected to the Root Chakra.
It represents stamina and will.
They are a story of survival and teach us how to prosper in the face of adversity.
Red is their color. Their direction is north
Inner & Outer Rings
In the outer circle representing the sacred hoop of the medicine wheel (symbol of all creation) - thee 4 directions and the 4 stages of life are represented.
The number 4 is sacred unto itself as it represents the 4 seasons, the 4 human needs (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) the 4 kingdom (animal, mineral, plant, and human) and the stages of life.
The circular shape of the wheel represents Earth, Sun, Moon and the cycles of life, the seasons and day to night.
The number 10
The number 10 is believed to be the perfect number
Symbolizes the completion of a cycle
A symbol of constant change and flow of energy
1 is the start of everything, 0 is infinity
heal the soil
Breastplates were worn as armor, physical protection in battle.
They gave the warrior spiritual protection as well
The Comanche tribe were the first to wear them in the 1800s and it was adopted by many other tribes of the Great Planes including the Crow, Sioux, and Assiniboine.
The original breastplates are made of long cylindrical bones
the number 1
The number 1 is the number of unity and leadership
The number 1 represents a true pioneer. It is the divine origin of the universe and the root of all opportunity in our lives.
The number 1 is the most self sufficient number.
The all-seeing Shaman Eye
Eye of a medicine man
The outer lines represent the four corners of the universe:
North, South, East and West of the physical world.
In the inner lines represent the spirit world
The center circle, the hole of the eye, represents the medicine man and his spiritual vision
The broken arrow symbolizes making peace with oneself, others, and the Earth...always choosing the path of Peace,