The Power of Knowledge

The Eclectic Way is a map of The Power Of Knowledge. The phrase “knowledge is power” has been spoken throughout the ages. The first written documentation is from Imam Ali (599-661 CE) in the tenth-century book Nahj Al-Balagha. The phrase is often attributed to Francis Bacon, from his Meditationes Sacrae (1597). Thomas Jefferson used the phrase in his correspondence on at least four occasions, each time in connection with the establishment of a state university in Virginia. Traditional indigenous knowledge is transmitted between generations through stories, songs, dances, carvings, paintings, and performances (United Nations). Generally speaking, knowledge refers to a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject or object (Wiki). Knowledge is verified by how well it maps to reality when tested by others. A multi-cultural view of knowledge refers to objective reality (external observation) in addition to subjective reality (internal imagination). The Eclectic Way is inclusive of objective and subjective realities and adopts a multicultural view of The Power Of Knowledge.

“The power of knowledge is often underestimated. We tend to think of knowledge as something that is simply acquired through studying and reading. However, knowledge is so much more than that. It is the key to success in all areas of life. One of the most important aspects of knowledge is its ability to help us make better decisions. Knowledge gives us the ability to see the world more clearly and make informed choices. It allows us to see the consequences of our actions and make decisions accordingly. In addition, knowledge gives us the ability to solve problems more effectively. We are able to identify problems and find solutions more quickly when we have a strong understanding of the subject matter. Finally, knowledge gives us the confidence to pursue our goals. When we know what we are doing and why we are doing it, we are more likely to succeed. We are also more likely to persist in the face of setbacks. The power of knowledge is clear. It is the foundation of success in all areas of life. Those who have access to knowledge and make use of it are the ones who reap the greatest rewards.” (TEWAI)