The first Stone of the Sun Bear Medicine Wheel is in honor of Creator, represents Creator, is Creator in the Wheel. In the Wheel building cermony this Stone is placed first, with prayer and song, and in the very center of the space you have marked out for the Wheel.
Since Creator is all things, there is no particular totem or mineral for this position. The item for Creator does not need to be a Stone. Wheels have been built around an object sacred to the group, for example, a Bear skull; or a sacred Fire, Tree, or cluster of crystals.
I want to share this quotation from page 25 of Dancing With The Wheel by Sun Bear, Wabun Wind, and Crysalis Mulligan: "The Creator is the beginning of life and its ending, the Great Mystery within all things and around all things, the Universal Energy"............"In many Native languages the word for Creator......... "was a verb, indicating the movement, the activity, the motion, the pulsation of this sacred, never-ending force."
There are Seven Stones in the Center Circle around Creator. They are for Father Sun, Mother Earth, Grandmother Moon, Fire (Thunderbird), Earth (Turtle), Air (Butterfly), Water (Frog).
On each page you will see a graphic like the following to go to Next Stone in Wheel, so click here to go to Father Sun.
If you hold your cursor (arrow) on the "Next" graphic, words saying "Next Stone in Wheel" will appear. For new people: this is called the "ALT". All the graphics have an ALT, just hold your cursor on one to see what it says.
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