I am Rev. Pamela Dawn-deForest Hancock, and I am an Interfaith Minister, Artist and Teacher. My vow is to nourish others' unique connections to the Divine Web of All Creation through compassion, acceptance, deep-listen, ritual, art & poetry. I bring over twenty years of training, including work I've done with leaders from all of the world's religions, including Sobonfu Somé and Hank Wesselman, PhD., as well as my seminary experience--to help people transform their lives.
My spiritual life is tattooed across my body—telling the story of archetypes, totems, familiars, relations, poems, symbols, loves, and the cycles of life, death and rebirth that have crafted me into the being I am today. Inside this artistic landscape I embody my calling as an Alchemist, Guide, Ordained Priestess, Sacred Circle Earth-Wisdom Keeper, PhD. Student, Artist, Poet, Ritualist, Herbalist, Gardener, Yogini, Friend, Daughter, Wife, and Step-Mom.
I was born and raised in Southern California where I currently reside with my husband and children. As a child I found the Divine at the lake near my parents' cabin. The big pine trees surrounding it were my sacred space—my church. It was there that I began to understand that we are all part of the Divine Web of All Creation. At the age of twelve I sought comprehension of that Web by starting my study of the World's Religions. While obtaining my B.A. from the University of Redlands, Johnston Center, I delved into Goddess Spirituality, Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism. I moved in and out of different spiritual practices after College, weaving together the energies of all of the Archetypal-Forces with whom I entwine. In 2011 in ritual with the group I led, I heard the call: Nourish others' understanding of their connection to the Divine Web! So off I went to Starr King School for the Ministry (a Unitarian Universalist Seminary) where I received my Master of Divinity, and the Chaplaincy Institute for Ordination as an Interfaith Minister. Having battled a long-time kidney illness, I almost died of an infection after completing Seminary--but found solace in finding my true path of Alchemy and Depth Psychology during this difficult ordeal. After a full recovery I began the adventure to obtain my PhD. in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Jungian & Archetypal Studies, from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
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