The Medicine Wheel Society of First Nations

Based upon the Kituwa Society, the Cherokee First Nation cultures and other First Nations cultures such as the Ojibwe, the Medicine Wheel Society of First Nations is an  independent, esoteric, spiritual organization of ordained, ceremonial First Nations Church ministers who engage in natural healing methods of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual problems in accordance with historic spiritual traditions, and teachings of Native Americans.

The principles of First Nation Church are derived from the traditions and culture of the Kituwa Society and the Cherokee First Nations, whose beliefs in Nature and it's creation form the foundation of the church.

Followers of the First Nations believe in a simple creed of love, respect, freedom and tolerance:

 "We respect Nature and each other. We care for the land and the other living things around us. We believe that no one succeeds unless we all succeed, and we believe that no one of us on Earth is greater than any other."

Governing Laws: U.S. Constitution, NAFERA {Native American Free Exercise Religion Act (1993).} Religious Freedom Restoration (1993), The Medicine Wheel Society of First Nations Constitution.

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According to Native American traditional teachings, all things spiritual and all things material are intimately interrelated. They are inseparable. Without the spirit world, there would not be a material universe. Both are manifestations of the Creator, the Great Spirit, where omnipresence and omniscience, omnipotence permeate all things from atoms and electrons to solar systems and galaxies, and the entire cosmos from bacteria to humans.

An excerpt from "Medicine of the Cherokee--The Way of Right Relationship" by J.T. Garrett and Michael Garrett

 "Indian Medicine does not forsake all the modern allopathic treatment modalities or ways, but allows for other "ways" that are sometimes referred to as "alternative and complementary." Indian Medicine is a gift and a choice of life. The emergence of Energy Medicine, now and in the future, takes into consideration many forms of treatment or choices that restore harmony and balance. Among the "alternative medicines" reviewed by the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health are nutrition, health education, lifestyle modifications, biofeedback, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuressure, spinal manipulation, massage, antioxidant therapy, bioelectromagnetic therapies and other health approaches or modalities. In addition, there are other therapies that will be included in the Energy Medicine model that includes herbal, hydrotherapy, hypnotherapy, metabolic therapy, naturopathic, yoga, reflexology, psychotherapy, ... psychic healing, spiritual healing... as a truly whole body-mind-spirit approach, given the total environment and all influences. The changing medical and health paradigm offers a future that we can all admire in bringing choice back to our own personal Medicine power."

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Medicine Grizzlybear Lake "NATIVE HEALER Initiation into an Ancient Art" (A Quest Original-1991)

"The Traditional Native healer...normally has a multifaceted role which includes training, knowledge, power, and ability to serve in a number of medico- religious functions, such as herbalist, seer, ceremonial leader, doctor, and spiritual teacher...As understood and defined from the Native perspective, the Native healer is a combination of several roles and functions comparable to that of a physician, psychologist, priest, teacher, and mystic all rolled up into one."

 

THE MEDICINE WHEEL SOCIETY OF FIRST NATIONS DOES NOT CLAIM TO BE AN AMERICAN INDIAN BAND, TRIBE, OR NATION. IT IS COMPOSED OF ORDAINED CEREMONIAL MINISTERS WHO DO BELIEVE IN AMERICAN INDIAN SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS AND HEALING PRACTICES, ACCEPT THE FUNDAMENTAL SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES OF FIRST NATION CHURCH AND SACRED WAY FIRST NATIONS ASSEMBLIES, AND HAVE A HEALING MINISTRY. BECAUSE TRADITIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HEALING INVOLVES NATURAL HEALING MODALITIES, SUCH AS HERBS, NUTRITION, SOUND AND LIGHT, OFTEN CALLED EARTH MEDICINE, AND OTHERS, THE MEDICINE WHEEL SOCIETY OF FIRST NATIONS ENDORSES THE STUDY OF WESTERN AND EASTERN SCIENCE SUBJECTS AS THEY APPLY TO THOSE NATURAL MODALITIES, SUCH AS ANATOMY, CHEMISTRY, PHYSIOLOGY, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, AND SO ON. MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY DO NOT CLAIM TO BE MEDICAL PHYSICIANS, NOR TO PRACTICE AS SUCH , AND RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF SUCH WHEN NEEDED BY THEIR PATIENT/CLIENTS. THE USE OF THE TITLE "DOCTOR" IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEANING OF TEACHER, AND THE TITLE "MEDICINE" IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TRADITIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN MEANING OF THE TERM, AND DOES NOT MEAN "DRUGS OR SURGERY." MEMBERSHIP IN THE MEDICINE WHEEL SOCIETY OF FIRST NATIONS IS OPEN TO ALL RACES, GENDERS,  AND PEOPLES, WITHOUT ANY FORM OF DISCRIMINATION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH  FIRST NATION PRINCIPLES.

Please note that ordained ministers, priests, Chaplains and clergy are permitted under the law to offer counseling, teaching, and non-invasive natural healing procedures including nutrition, herbal medicines, and other natural substances, lifestyle counseling, patient education, including the laying of hands, various spiritual and healing rituals, and non-invasive natural healthcare modalities related to their spiritual beliefs and teachings. For example certain minsters of the Church of Scientology use in their ministery a machine called the "E Meter."

The validity of ministers engaged in healing has been upheld all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Ministers and priests are protected by the First Amendment to the federal Constittution which states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peacceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."