We of Themis shall not support anything in our music
that would oppress, injure, torture, or kill other living beings.
We encourage forsaking violence as a means of
settling differences believing Earth cannot be changed for the better unless
the consciousness of individuals is changed first.
Knowing that music has great influence on human
consciousness, particularly over the young, we pledge to increase our
awareness by disciplining our own minds through education and by positive
Each of us depends on the well-being of the whole and
so we of Themis have respect for the community of living beings, for people,
animals, and plants, and for the preservation of Earth, the air, water and
Each of us depends on the well-being of
the whole and so we of Themis have respect for the community of
living beings, for people, animals, and plants, and for the
preservation of Earth, the air, water and soil.
We of Themis take individual
responsibility for all we do. All our decisions, actions, and
failures to act have consequences.
We of Themis band must treat others as we
wish others to treat us.
Themis makes a commitment to respect life and dignity,
individuality and diversity, so that in all of our doings, every
person is treated humanely, without exception. We must have
patience and acceptance. We must be able to forgive, learning
from the past but never allowing ourselves to be enslaved by
memories of hate. Opening our hearts to one another, we the
mebers of Themis must sink our narrow differences for the cause
of our larger community, practicing a culture of solidarity and
We of Themis consider humankind a family.
We each strive to be kind and generous. We must not live for
ourselves alone, but should also serve others, never forgetting
the children, the aged, the poor, the suffering, the disabled,
the refugees and the lonely. No person should ever be considered
or treated as a second-class citizen, or be exploited in any way
whatsoever. There should be equal partnership between men and
women. We must not commit any kind of sexual immorality. We must
discourage all forms of domination or abuse.
We of Themis commit ourselves to a
culture of non-violence, respect, justice, and peace. We of
Themis in our music, performances, lyrics or promotions shall not
oppress, injure, torture, or kill other human beings, and will
encourage forsaking violence as a means of settling
We of Themis will strive for a just
social and economic order, in which everyone has an equal chance
to reach full potential as a human being. Themis band wil
ensavour to speak and act truthfully and with compassion, dealing
fairly with all, and avoiding prejudice and hatred. We and our
music must move beyond the dominance of greed for power,
prestige, money, and consumption to make a just and peaceful
We of Themis band believe Earth cannot be
changed for the better unless the consciousness of individuals is
changed first. Knowing that music and various music cultures have
great influence, particularly over the young, we pledge to
increase our awareness by disciplining our minds, through
education and by positive thinking.
We of Themis commit ourselves to encouraging socially beneficial,
peace-fostering, and nature-friendly ways of life.
The spirit of our music.
We welcome the light, the shadow and all that lies between with a deep love and appreciation of life.
We find awe in watching the sunrise or sunset; the forest of life in the light
of a glowing moon; a meadow enchanted by the first light of day; the morning dew on the petals of a beautiful
flower; the gentle caress of a warm summer breeze upon our skin;
the warmth of the summer sun on our faces; the fall of colourful
autumn leaves; and the softness of winter's snow.
We thrive in the song and spirit of the birds and other
creatures of the wild -- our music is written from a love of all life.
The cycles of nature are our holy days: the earth is our
temple, its plants and creatures our partners and teachers so we respect life, cherish the free will of sentient beings,
and accept the sacredness of all creation. Our bible is the wind and the rain.
Nature has a sexual polarity. Nature's fertilizing rain is
one manifestation of the male principle; the nurturing earth
symbolizes the female. Females are respected as equal but have a slightly higher
rank to males.
Not prone to the arrogance of human technologies as they
touch our souls, we are collectively healers, teachers, seekers,
givers, and protectors of all things. If this path is yours, may you walk it with us in honour, light and