Khormanoupka

Antique Maps of the World
Double Hemisphere Polar Map
Frederick De Wit
c 1668

A map, as my friend Yelov used to say, is called in a certain language by the word khormanoupka, which means ‘wisdom’, and wisdom in that language is characterized as follows; ‘mental proof that twice two makes seven and a half, minus three and a little bit of something.

 

– G. I. Gurdjieff. Meetings with Remarkable Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

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