Francis Rico

My grandfather, Pedro Angel Fernandez, was a Maketo shaman, author, musician and philosopher – and he influenced me to research every religious, wisdom, mystical, shamanic, healing, and energy work tradition known – from Sufism to Ecuadorian Herbal Medicines, from Reiki to Tarot – from indigenous practices of every variety, to Zen Buddhism and Transcendental Meditation.

With my grandfather, I discovered that I have a unique gift – I am a “seer.” Early training with him formed a strong foundation – allowing me to now see clearly into the people and situations I encounter as a shaman.

We all have “gifts” – and a very satisfying part of the work I do is to help uncover, unwrap and bring these gifts into being – helping you awaken to the gift of your life. You will be encouraged to know that along with practices and work towards your well-being, the deep beauty of wild creation – within us and surrounding us – can also help us heal, bringing happiness and real magic into our lives.  We can become joyful and free!

Deep BeautyMy new book, A Shaman’s Guide to Deep Beauty, shares stories, practices and procedures gathered from many years of dedication to the shamanic pathways and teachers of indigenous wisdom traditions. It is quickly becoming a classic in shamanic literature because it is simple, clear and directly relevant to the new world we are entering now.

The Toltec traditions I practice, that originate in the mysterious and beautiful plazas, temples and pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico, can be seen and experienced in the just released movie “Dreaming Heaven” –

Along with Teotihuacan, I also guide people on journeys to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, in Peru, and to many of the world’s sacred sites. And, while the “work” is to open the doorways of perception to opportunities for transformation, we always have fun – we enjoy the journey – and I bring music and good times along with us.

How do I help you create this transformation?

I help you make direct contact with the unseen guidance and resources that surround you and are within you. And, by drawing on the energy and innate intelligence at the core of life itself, we bring practical solutions and improvements to the issues of your life.

Working with indigenous elders, healers and shamans over the past 40 years, I have walked the path into initiation and practice in three ancient wisdom traditions: 1) the Toltec traditions of Teotihuacan Mexico, 2) the transcendent global visioning and healing work of American Southwest Plains Holy Man, Joseph Rael, Tslew-teh-koyeh, (Beautiful Painted Arrow), and, 3) the pre-Incan shamanism of the Kallayays of Lake Titicaca and the Royal Andes in Peru and Bolivia.

Each of these modalities has rich and deep mythologies and cosmologies – and each has resources and tools shaped by many generations of healers and shaman.

While I have the highest affection and respect for these traditions, and I include the use of tools and practices from each, I do not superimpose any methods or belief systems in my work with you.

Together, we look into the worldview and circumstances that you have created in your life. And we include the legacies, lineages and issues that you have inherited.

From that starting place, Spirit – Divine Presence – or whatever you want to call it – illuminates what we need to see, and provides whatever is needed to bring healing – creating resolution and positive outcomes.

You do not have to learn or believe anything for my shamanic work with you to be effective. You simply have to be willing to experiment with the guidance, resources and practices that emerge from our work together

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