The Meaning of the Wilhelm Scholê Logo

 

 

The Chinese Jha means home and family as well as Universe.  Thus Wilhelm Scholê International’s Logo includes the entire Cosmos: sky, earth, plants, animals, humankind; grandparents, parents, children, past, present, and future. All under Heaven one family.”  Because the reality of our Oneness is a scientific fact, a spiritual law, and the key to our survival, the Chinese Jha is centered in the Sun of the Wilhelm Logo

 

    

 

 

A successful education whets the appetite of a person so that,

for that human being’s entire life there is a constant desire

to learn more about everything.”

Jacques Barzun ( 1907 - 2012 ): French-American distinguished historian.

Author, From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life.

 

“The learner is one who loves life.”

Craig Corcoran, 6 Yrs.

 

Raphael’s School of Athens is a perfect image of a Scholê, where life-long learners such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Zoroaster, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Averroës, Diogenes, Epicurus, Ptolemy, Euclid, Zeno, and others are engaged in the life-giving pursuit of knowledge.

 

“Raphael’s School of Athens represents society in perfect equilibrium.” 

Sir Kenneth Clark ( 1903 - 1983 ): British art historian.

World renowned for his BBC Television Series Civilisation.




SCHOLÊ, from the Greek meaning leisure. Scholê, the root word of school, implies the life-long pursuit of an expanding use of time so as to develop to the fullest the mind, body, and spirit. Scholê exemplifies the Greek belief that “the unexamined life is not worth living,”  ( Socrates ), and the certitude that education must prepare one for leisure, for a country that cannot use its leisure properly will collapse.

                            

Today research indicates that future retirement, that is, leisure, will be at least twenty-five years. Brain research discloses that the pace-maker for aging is the brain, that life-long learning and multilingualism are the two most significant deterrents to dementia and Alzheimer’s.