This yellow cedar door, 4 inches thick, depicts a couple, represented by a pair of dancing wolves, together with the family dog, in search of healing from the Spirit/Medicine Bear. The Spirit Bear remains in the two dimensional spirit world, but from its head emerges its emissary, the Frog. Its amphibious nature was believed to also account for Frog’s ability to serve as an intermediary between the spirit realm and the natural world. Here, it reaches out a healing touch to the wolf in need and its extended tongue signifies the vocal transmission of healing knowledge.
The inside of the Healing Door depicts the wolves drawn into the two dimensional spirit world and taken under the protective wings of the Spirit (White) Raven.