Applying Shamanism
Here and Now
2024 Program
Journey to Teotihuacan
April 10 thru 16
Services, Sessions,
Life Transitions, & Blessings
Artists of Spirit ITS BABY SEASON!
at Sonoma County
Wildlife Rescue

Equinox blessing and Reality check!

We’re here! And, just in time for the profound transition that is occurring with the March 2024 Equinox on Tuesday the 19th at 8:06pm PDT. A moment unlike any other is arriving: we are now out of time! But, don’t panic! We still have plenty of timelessness in which to come to our senses – to make the journey from the mind to the heart… Read on

You’re invited to experience practical magic

Applying Shamanism 2024 registration is NOW open!

Here is a foundational shamanic truth: the realm of magic and miracles is normal! Shamanic practices are not about going into a trance state, but rather, coming out of the trance state of chronic stress, distress, and disempowerment that we call normal reality. The Shamanzone community exists to support direct experiences of our innate agile, creative, resourceful, and responsive “feral” selves. Together we support the emergence of the wildly unique gifts that each of us bring to life.

You are invited to participate, and to experience applying shamanism to your life – applying the practical energetics of flowing energy – applying practical magic!

At the top of this home page, you’ll find links to services, private sessions, community offerings, shared celebrations and living ceremonies, as well as adventures and journeys into the Mystery in places like Teotihuacan Mexico. Our next Journey April 2024.

The Applying Shamanism Program for 2024 includes different levels of participation, however, you will experience profound benefit from joining in at any level, learn more. Please check it out and experience how shamanic experiences and practices can enrich your life!

Send me an email to join our community mailing list, to experience practical magic for yourself:

What is a Shaman?

When most people think of the word shaman they picture an indigenous person wearing feathers and leather moccasins circling a blazing fire with a shaker, performing incantations and strange rituals. Actually, “shaman” is a term describing a vibrational art – of being able to see, feel, hear and know things that are higher, deeper and outside of the realm of “normal” reality. 

Anyone can learn, experience, and apply shamanic skills and practices to better understand and deal with the world around us. This is what shamanzone is about. Shamanism provides guidance for your journey, and tools for navigating the world around you with grace and compassion. It offers an alternative to fear and anxiety, through alignment with authenticity and love. Listen to Francis briefly describe his work in this radio interview: 


Journey Into the World of Practical Magic

Francis practices and teaches “practical magic” – what could also be called practical energetics. He utilizes the latest developments in astro-physics, quantum physics, and neurobiology, combined with the ancient Source wisdom traditions of the indigenous people of the Americas in ways that support the evolutionary emergence of gifted, agile, wildly creative, and resourceful people.

“Healing” and greatly increased well-being are beneficial side-effects of the “flowering” of beauty and “love in action” of the people that Francis works with.


An Invitation to Life

Shamanism is the mysterious vibrational art of expanding above, below, and beyond the contracted limitations of “normal reality” into a realm of expansive possibilities and creative alternatives. This capacity is innate within you – to live fully, enjoyng the gift of life, and expressing the gifts given to you by Creation – living as a wild and passionately caring being – agile, creative, resourceful and responsive to life.

The simple truth: your expanded capacity for love, compassion, and caring is the evolutionary transformation and awakening now emerging within our species.

My grandfather, Pedro Angel Fernandez, was a “Maketo” – someone who traveled between worlds. I continue our lineage with the recognition that we’re all being called to ignite our creative agility and joy, bringing life affirming responses to the damage and distress caused by the powerful predatory exploitative systems that have ruled our world for too long.

I celebrate the expression of your deepest inner resources and gifts, including your healing and expanded well-being, extending to your family, your friends, your neighbors, community, work relationships, and to all who we share life with here on Earth.

My book – A Shaman’s Guide to Deep Beauty is a highly recommended introduction to this realm of expansive possibilities – with shamanic wisdom stories, practices, and exercises to help you navigate these changing times.

Please look around, and make yourself at home. I invite you to contact me at: with your questions and concerns, and let’s share the magic and miracles of this “path of mutual benefit.”

The Shamanzone is a place to gather.
It offers community programs, practices, and journeys with personal
shamanic services to support you on your path.

Shamanic Services

The seemingly unsolvable problems, dilemmas, difficulties and life challenges we face can be transformed – because there is a revolutionary experience of life that can open for us beyond the limitations of what we’ve believed is possible. I will help you make direct contact with the unseen guidance and resources that surround you, and are within you. more…

Experience Teotihuacan

April 10 thru 16 – Springtime in Teo! This is the great Pyramid of the Sun, where the rising sun of awareness invites you to step into the Great Mystery, to find there a reawakening of the agile feral capacities that are at the center of your being – the “gift” of you! more…

Applying Shamanism 2024

January through July 2024 This year’s program is greatly expanded, with a comprehensive new workbook that gathers everything into one place. Plus,the addition of multiple opportunities to go deeper into a wide range range of practices, each taught by experienced person in our community. more…


The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committeee (ILPDC) is the hub of communication between Leonard Peltier and his program coordinators, the general public, government officials, political and tribal leaders, the media, and his supporters worldwide. We are in daily contact with Leonard who is currently imprisoned at USP Coleman, Florida.

To Donate to the The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee please visit:


A Shaman’s Guide to Deep Beauty by Francis Rico

A guide to moving into the spiral of Creation’s energy and discovering the deep beauty contained within each moment. It presents 11 simple practices, each a step on the spiral path, that will help you to embody the ageless wisdom of Spirit — bringing happiness, healing, and real magic into your life.