Assistant Professor of Spiritual Practice & Care for the Soul, Chaplaincy Program Director, Faculty
The Reverend Doctor Pamela D. Hancock is the Assistant Professor of Spiritual Practice and Care of the Soul as well as the Director of the Chaplaincy Program at Starr King School for the Ministry. She is ordained clergy and serves on the Board of Deacons for the Sacred Well Congregation. She is the Priestess of the Sisters of Moon and Snow Coven, and holds an MDiv. from Starr King School for the Ministry (2015). She received her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with a focus in Jungian and Archetypal Studies from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in May 2022. Rev. Dr. Hancock has experience in both Prison and Hospital Chaplaincy and is passionate about providing psychological education for those interested in all forms of ministry. She has presented at multiple conferences on mythology and depth psychology.
Her dissertation, entitled Mythic Mapping, focused on the creation of a self-directed program for trauma survivors to embark on an individuation journey, through the creative examination of myth. No stranger to trauma herself, Rev. Dr. Hancock is a survivor of sexual violence, as well as a life-threatening kidney disease, and a forced Caesarean section that left her with terrible postpartum depression after the birth of her son. Her current research focuses on the emergence of the Witch Archetype in modern times, and the pedagogical exploration of the Tarot as spiritual practice. She is dedicated, wholeheartedly, to helping people heal through working with sacred plant medicine; building bridges between communities; bringing people together to honor the sacred in all things; supporting environmental advocacy; and helping people embody their true selves through ritual.
Rev. Dr. Pamela Hancock is also a published author and multi-media artist, workshop facilitator, and the Director of the virtual spiritual center, the Sacred Outpost, through which she launched Mythic Mapping to the public in 2023. She is the founder of Inhabit – A Mystery School of Archetypal Witchcraft for which she teaches in her local mountain town and online. She lives in the mountains of Southern California, on the land of the Yuhaaviatam people, with her husband, an engineer and musician, and their young son. To learn more about her other offerings go to: www.RevPamelaDawn.com