There are two quite different sides to Gann analysis, the deeply theoretical, seeking to understand the essence of the science behind Gannís market theory, the Law of Vibration, and the outright practical, looking for working tools and techniques that will help with applied trading. Though our greatest interest is in the cosmological theory behind Gannís work, and the universe in general, we also specialize on the practical tools that traders need to specifically analyze and trade the markets. Some Gann experts excel at theory, while others are simply practical traders who are less focused on ideas in deference to trading techniques. This category will specifically focus upon the books and courses that provide very specific and applied tools from Gannís toolbox used for real time trading. Some may explore deeper theoretical principles and some may just focus on pure trading tools, but this category will give working techniques to better fill the arsenal of any trader. We often recommend that new Gann students focus first on developing a practical trading ability, so that they can fund their future research with profits from their trades, and then also apply new insights from their theoretical study to their practical trading as they advance. This section will help to identify those most practical tools.
While W.D. Gannís own original work is a critical element for any Gann researcherís collection, most people will find Gannís work to be extremely vague, complicated and difficult to penetrate on their own. In our experience, it can take many years, if not decades for the ordinary analyst to, by themselves, digest and apply the deeper techniques of Gannís, without significant help by well-seasoned analysts and traders who have dedicated years to decoding and creating practical tools from Gannís techniques. This is why there is a fundamental and valuable secondary market of works presenting and developing Gannís ideas, and making them accessible to any trader. We believe that the best teachers in this field are not competitors, but are fellow contributors to an ongoing field of research, and that their work is mutually supportive and will provide expanded insights when more material is understood.
We maintain the largest collection of secondary works on Gann Theory of anyone in the field. Many of these books we publish ourselves, and are written by top Gann experts and experienced Gann traders from across the world. However, we also review works written by other Gann experts across the field, and add to our catalog any material we consider to be of high quality and importance from the global community of Gann analysts. With our experience in the field, we are well qualified and to provide a peer review of these materials, so as to filter out the best quality work from that of a lower caliber, and then present these to our clientele who demand the highest standards. So any book or course that you find in this catalog can generally be considered to be of the upper echelon of works on Gann analysis. We have new authors submit their research to us ongoingly, so that we are always adding new items to our catalog with fresh insights, alternative techniques or new ideas. In this way we are able to save our clients significant wasted funds in exploring the territory at their own cost.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of all of his writings, and go into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann’s Collected Writings comes with supplementary rare source materials. The most reliable set of Gann’s unadulterated and most important work available.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this website is based. He is the only known modern person to have fully cracked the code of WD Gann’s complete system of trading. Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology behind Gann’s Law of Vibration. A long and detailed course, equivalent to a PhD in Gann Analysis.
Los Angeles Times Article on the Sacred Science Translation Society
Louis Sagahun of the LA Times interviews Brad Stewart regarding the Sacred Science Translation Society and its roots in the esoteric theories and teachings of W.D. Gann’s Law of Vibration.
In 2007, Los Angeles Times staff writer Louis Sahagun contacted the Sacred Science Institute while doing research for his book, Master of the Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall, for information, and references related to various esoteric subjects. During several discussions, the subject of the Sacred Science Translation Society came up and it was explained to him that the Society evolved from and was funded by a group of financial market analysts involved in research into the theories of W. D. Gann. Mr. Sahagun was surprised to learn of the cross-over of between the metaphysical sciences and a school of financial market analysis and forecasting and wanted to learn more. He discussed the subject with his editor at the Times who was also interested, and an interview was arranged soon after, which resulted in this article which was run on front two pages of the Lifestyle section in the Saturday, July 28, 2007 edition of the LA Times.
Sacred Science Institute, a small publisher, offers a different book of numbers
Investors seek keys to financial success in translations of obscure, even mystical texts
By Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Brad Stewart was a teenage stock trader in 1986 when he went to a West Los Angeles financial bookstore and stumbled across a strange, smoke-filled back room devoted to an odd science. The co-owner of the store, Jerome Baumring, sat with his cowboy-booted feet on a desk and chain-smoked while staring through owlish glasses at a computer screen filled with stock market quotes. Baumring was surrounded on three sides by teetering stacks of books, mostly rare original editions about financial markets, music theory, astrophysics and mysticism. If properly understood, he told Stewart, the books offered the astute investor a better understanding not just of life, but of the world of finance.
Soon Stewart was "buying hundreds of books I needed to understand the subject." Over time, Stewart amassed a library of tomes on such things as Pythagorean harmonics, celestial mechanics and Jewish mysticism, and established himself as the go-to guy for such material among financial traders with similar interests. Now, the 40-year-old son of a Laguna Beach real estate investor presides over the Sacred Science Institute, a small publishing firm specializing in English translations of some of the most complicated and convoluted tracts ever written. The audience: people who see geometrical connections between the architecture of Hindu temples and fluctuations in the Dow Jones industrial average.
Stewart operates out of a chalet compound outside Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains west of Palm Springs. The company operates under an unusual working relationship between scholars and translators with an academic interest in rare scientific and religious works, and Stewart's clients — about 400 people he likes to call "my financial guys." These book buyers tend to live in the world's financial centers, such as New York City, Singapore and London. The Sacred Science Institute is 12 years old and has published about 500 books, mostly rare financial market treatises. Most of his clients are fans of financial wizard W.D. Gann, whose century-old books are so dense that many students give up before gaining an inkling of his "square of nine" investment techniques. Stewart's clients aren't reading these texts to find coded references to Dell's stock price on a specific date. They read to discern larger patterns in how the universe operates.
Settling into a chair at a large wooden table in his living room and opening an elephantine edition, Stewart said, "I'll show you why my guys are into this." "This baby begins with Pascal's arithmetical triangle and logarithmic spirals," he said, "and then just keeps going and going through Hindu chakras, the Egyptian alphabet and the harmonic patterns in the stained-glass windows of medieval cathedrals." "The point is that this is a mysteriously organized universe," he said. "The market — its prices and times — move in accordance with its harmonic rhythms; there's a nonrandom element to it all."
"The point is that this is a mysteriously organized universe," he said. "The market — its prices and times — move in accordance with its harmonic rhythms; there's a nonrandom element to it all."
The big book on the table had an equally hefty title: "Natural Architecture: A Report by Petrus Talemarianus on the Establishment of a 'Golden Rule,' According to the Principles of Tantrism, Taoism, Pythagoreanism and the Kabala, Serving to Fulfill the Laws of Universal Harmony and Contributing to the Accomplishment of the Great Work." Published in 1949 in French and restricted to 252 copies for members of a secret society, "Natural Architecture" was recently translated into English by Ariel Godwin and edited by his father, Joscelyn, a professor of music at Colgate University in New York. "You don't have to get the math to understand the basic idea, that numbers are the basis of the universe," Joscelyn Godwin said. "By the time you finish reading, you believe."
As for putting that knowledge to work in the stock market, however, Godwin joshed, "I just wish I had the money, the time and the temperament to try it out." But are such things actually related to the stock price of Microsoft in the morning? "Absolutely not," said critic John Allen Paulos, a professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia. "Why not study belly button lint? The translations might be difficult undertakings, but the financial codes and formulas that people think they discern from them have nothing to do with the stock market."
"It can take years to translate some of these books. But my guys will wait, because there's no place else to get them."
Still, Stewart has his fans. Future offerings will include "The Archeometer" by Saint-Yves d'Alveydre. The works will sell for as much as $350 each, for those who wish to buy only one, and $250 for those who join the Sacred Science Translation Society. Exactly when the books will be released is hard to say. "I have no deadlines," Stewart said. "It can take years to translate some of these books. But my guys will wait, because there's no place else to get them."
Regular customers include Steve Rideout, a natural-gas trader and hedge fund developer who believes that "while the predictive world of finance is difficult," mastering the geometrical codes hidden within such works as Plato's "Timaeus" will give him just enough of an edge "to actually make some money." Commodity trader Robert Tam said two decades of intense study of the relationship between science and religion has led to spiritual renewal.
"It takes a lot of homework figuring out these ideas — initially, it killed my social life," he said. "But as I delved deeper and deeper into Plato, geometry, the movement of the planets and music, I found myself also moving deeper into my own Orthodox Judaism." Stewart appreciates such connections as well.
"This material is not for everyone," he said. "And I always tell people, 'Don't expect to read a few books and get rich.' In fact, I'm not even all that interested in the stock market anymore. "Money doesn't solve the big questions, the ones that resonate with the heart," he said. "For me and many of my financial market guys, it was simply the stick that was whacking us down the road to the real prize: a better understanding of the order of the universe."
What was that?
The Sacred Science Institute publishes works that are dauntingly complex, as seen in this excerpt from an obscure book called "Natural Architecture": "According to forma or discontinuity, the sum of the numbers, for each column, innumerates all the possible options between things defined by their number, combining these in all possible ways, and thus it signifies liberty of human will, which, being one, can at the same time be all, in that it participates in Unity but is also limited by the multiplicity of things."
Dr. Goulden takes a different approach to market analysis than most normal traders and educators. As a Cambridge educated scholar, Goulden is interested in deep principles and in exploring the foundations and implications of both trading techniques and the systems behind them. Before he was ever interested in the markets, he was asked by a friend why Gannís tools and system are considered to be based upon metaphysical principles. He found this question intriguing and engaged in deep research in the field to answer this question. In this process he recreated a new set of tools based upon principles of Ancient Geometry and Celestial Mechanics. His tools are taken from the same sources as Gannís and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gannís, so that traders often use them as non-correlated cross-confirmation tools giving similar technical indications but from different perspectives.
His work is deep and has many layers of application and exploration that can be derived from it. His latest work on financial astrology, The Secrets of the Chronocrators, looks back to the astrological and astronomical systems of the ancients, reviving the more mathematical and technical astrology of the Great Masters of the medieval and prior times. Exploring principles like Spherical Astronomy and subtle movements of the Solar System, it seeks to develop a more advanced and scientific system of astrology determination as distinguished from the simpler forms that are generally known. It represents a new movement to re-explore the deeper scientific systems of the ancients that were lost in the press towards the development of a purely mechanical science.
Goulden is a superb educator and the most active Forum moderator that we have seen, with each of his Forums for his courses having 1000ís of posts with detailed questions and answers, deviling deeply into further and new fields of research beyond what is presented in his courses. His Online Forums serve as an advanced classroom where the details of his theories are discussed and elaborated and where students share their research and work with each other while overseen by Goulden, who continually presents new ideas and suggestions.
Dan Ferrera is one of the most respected market analysts and educators in the Gann field. For 20 years his works have been some of the most popular in our catalog. Aside from being one of the clearest interpreters of Gann, he also has produced his own advanced work, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, developed prior to his analysis and presentation of Gannís theories. For those seeking a solid, Masterís Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferreraís works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gannís work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gannís work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gannís Square of 9, Gannís Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gannís swing trading system, another on the details of Gannís complex geometrical and mathematical tools, one on astrological Bible interpretation, on teaching how to create yearly forecasts like his own yearly Outlooks, which give a prediction for each year, and more. If you are wanting to get a first taste of Gann and to save yourself years of hard work putting together his ideas, Ferrera is a perfect place to start, and walking through his series of fantastic is like getting a Masterís degree in Gann and technical analysis.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this entire website is based. Baumring is the only known modern person to have cracked the code behind WD Gannís system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gannís Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumringís work, or that even so much as attempts to approach the core ideas developed by Baumring. This study is for those who are interested in the mysteries behind the markets and the ordering system behind the universe itself. This is the study of cosmological theory on its deepest level, and of the interaction between man and the cosmos in which he lives, explored through an examination of causation and propagation of forces in the financial markets.
Dr. Baumringís course program is not easy, and should not be approached without the willingness to commit at least a few years to the study. It is a long and detailed course, requiring the equivalent level of research and difficulty as most PhD programs, but in the field of Gann Analysis, which is not taught at any university. It requires many years of challenging work including the reading of many dozens (if not 100ís) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gannís approach to the markets. It is a very serious study that should only be approached by those willing to dedicate themselves to intense thinking and vast research across many fields of knowledge including: astronomy, biology, physics, finance, cycles, wave mechanics, geometry, mathematics, astrology, numerology, number theory, numerous esoteric and alternative scientific theories, and much, much more. Baumring summarized his system by the term ďNumerical AstrophysicsĒ in an attempt to give a modern name to an ancient theory that Gann himself had discovered.
Of all the analysts and traders we have known, the most advanced have all come to their understanding through following the lead of Dr. Baumring, or through having gone through a similar and parallel study and path of research to his. His teachings represent the ďbest of the bestĒ of all material on Gann publicly available, but it will not give up its secrets to a mere superficial perusal. Baumring does not spell out simple explanations of how Gannís techniques work, but rather leads his students into the depth of the science behind the system, while slowly elaborating how the techniques build upon this deeper science. For those seeking a fast path to the application of Gann exoteric trading principles, this is NOT it! Baumringís work is not merely some market trading program, and indeed if approached this way may be found to be dissatisfactory.
Baumring himself often said to his students, ďIf you only are looking to make money, donít bother studying Gann, itís too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.Ē (Note: we have excellent books on these alternativesÖ) There are much easier and more direct methods to learn to effectively trade the markets than studying Gann. Those in more of a hurry to apply Gannís work to trading may want to begin with the work of Ferrera or one of our most applied analysts, like Prandelli or Gordon Roberts, and save the Baumring work for a later time to explore at your leisure.