...the Goddess Themis was the bringer of divine justice. Rather than representing the Letter of the Law, she was honored as the Spirit of the Law. She was not judge, jury, or courtroom, but rather the guardian of individual and community wholeness, bringing her gifts of ritual, divination, education, and excellence to the world.
Like a loving mother educating her children, Themis patiently taught gods and mortals alike the ways of order, knowledge, and good counsel. She knew the value of preserving and sharing culture, and exemplified ethical conduct. She was respected as a prophet and oracle, and those who served in her name offered guidance to people who sought it. She was also known as the patron of hospitality, giving rise to celebrations and gatherings, exhibiting good manners, quelling conflicts and soothing the weary.
At the helm of Themis Academy are the Mothers of the New Time, a group of magical women on the West Coast who have been gathering together in sacred circles for the past 10 years, committed to the values represented by Themis. We are friends, priestesses, small business owners, mothers, corporate professionals, and artists. We created this space where our women's wisdom, spiritual experience, and culture can be shared, with options for all who wish to participate. We also have an application for those seeking to offer classes through Themis Academy, which is open to all genders.
Many spiritual traditions, religions, and sacred circles aspire to ideals that steer their activities toward the greater good. At Themis Academy, we hold a vision for a better world, where people teach one another, honor each other's wisdom, incubate dreams, learn, and grow together with mutual respect and care. We see education and skill-sharing in a sustained, supportive, women-owned learning environment as our pathway to creating that world.