Edward Dewey specialized in cycles, and formed the Foundation for the Study of Cycles. We publish his 650 page Magnum Opus, How To Make a Cycle Analysis.
Dewey also developed his Unified Field Theory called The Theory of Laminated Spacetime, presenting a scientific system behind market causation similar to Gann and Baumring.
Studies In Astrological Bible Interpretation. By Daniel T. Ferrera. An interesting exploration of the coding of astrological and astronomical cycles into the Bible.
Provides an analysis of the book of Genesis, exploring coding systems by which astrological symbolism is veiled, showing how Gann and Bayer used these secrets in the markets.
Approaches to trading begin with choice of a time window.
Day or intraday trading focuses on short term swings, generally not holding positions overnight.
Although Gann, trading before the electroinc age, did not favor short term trading, his techniques do work on this level, since similar patterns exist on every time frame whether very small or very large.
Space-Time Forecasting of Economic Trends, Lost Archives of Muriel & Louis Hasbrouck. A highly important market research breakthrough theory!
The Hasbrouck Archives contain 40 years of accurate financial forecasts, based on a Theory of Solar Space/Time Field Forces influencing space weather and markets! A 90% accuracy record!.
A quick insight into general conditions of the market can be had by synthesizing combinations of data as simple indicators giving an overview.
Such indicators are often based on diverse data, from astrological signals, like Scott's Astronomical Market Barometer or Bradley’s Siderograph, to whether a specific market is overbought or oversold.
Gann Reading List
In the 1940’s Gann published a 2-page list of about 90 Books that he stocked and sold to his students, known as "W. D. Gann’s Recommended Reading List".
Each book contains some component of Gann’s system of knowledge essential for piecing together his system.
Any one book may have one simple idea critical to Gann's perspective.
The wisdom teachings of the Egyptian "Thoth" (the Greek Hermes) were preserved in the Hermetic Arcana, translated from Greek by Ficino during the Renaissance.
These trace back to the likes of Pythagoras and Solon (Socrates’ teacher), filtering through many channels to become the basis of Western Philosophy, Science and Esoteric traditions.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of his writings, going into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann's Collected Writings includes supplementary rare source materials, and is the most reliable compliation of Gann's unadulterated vital work.
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 Gann’s system of trading and market order.
Baumring found and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration.
There is no other Gann teaching that gets close to the depth of Baumring’s work.
The Spirals Of Growth & DecayExposing the Underlying Structure of the Financial Markets
By Daniel T. Ferrera
Utilizing concepts from nonlinear mathematics to mechanically describe the structure of price waves in financial market data, linking the ideas of shock, balance, instability, static and dynamic form in all trading markets.
A limited edition re-release of Ferrera’s most important work!
The Spirals of Growth and Decay by Daniel T. Ferrera ( $10,000.00 )
Longer term customers of Daniel T. Ferrera may be aware of his most important work, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, which was initially released in a limited edition of only 50 copies back in 2005. Clients who have come along since then may not be aware of this work, which Dan considers to be the summation of his life’s research, and the basis for all of the other research and forecasting that he does. Though he mentions cycles, Mass Pressure and other techniques he uses in his Outlooks, really the very core insight that determines all of his big picture projections and forecasts are based upon the principles contained in Spirals.
Ferrera always wanted to keep Spirals within a very small and exclusive group, hence the limited edition of 50 copies put out in 2005 which sold out. In 2010, he finally agreed to do a second limited edition of 50 copies, but we did not list this publicly, so still have about half that run remaining, so if you are interested in this most important of Ferrera’s work, we encourage you to act soon before this edition sells out.
The content within The Spirals of Growth and Decay represents the core research and life work that Ferrera spent 12 years developing before he began researching Gann Analysis, and is the base which has led to all of his other insights and understanding of the markets.
An Excerpt from the Preface
When Dan and I first met back in 1998 after both writing articles in the same issues of Traders World magazine, we became immediate friends and began an information exchange, which led to Dan privately sharing his personal research material with me and eventually two of my close personal friends. The original version that I received was simply a hand written copy of notes and theory comprising just 30 pages (anyone who knows Dan, knows that he does not waste words) along with several examples of actual charts from various markets (corn, wheat, soybeans, coffee, copper, natural gas, gold, lean hogs, Dow Jones, S&P500, NASDAQ, lumber, live cattle, and some currencies). In those 30 pages we all found what proved to be the single most fundamental and important market insight that I have ever seen, and this statement remains true to this very day.
In the years following this initial information exchange, as I shared with Dan the various works published by ICE, like those of Gann, Bayer, Baumring, and countless dozens of other essential books, I was continually amazed at Dan’s uncanny ability to immediately grasp what everyone considered to be some of the most complex and confusing material in the world. Yet for some strange reason, Dan was continuously able to immediately penetrate these cryptic texts and to synthesize their knowledge into comprehensible teachings and techniques.
Most of you do not realize, that before this point in time, Dan had never studied Gann nor any of the numerous other esoteric market masters many of us have studied. Dan’s work, prior to this exposure, centered completely around what he then called his Wave Mechanics, the theory that is elaborated and completely described in this book, Spirals of Growth & Decay. It was due to the 10+ years of hard, deep, individual research that had led him to his unique discovery of Wave Mechanics theory, that in my opinion, provided the basis for this uncanny ability to understand other teachings in an extraordinarily brief period of time, while others before him failed after years and years of vigorous effort.
Most people are quite surprised to learn that within just 6-9 months of his very first reading of Gann, Dan wrote his course, The Mysteries of Gann Analysis Unveiled!, which at that time also included the material which was later elaborated into The Gann Pyramid, Square of Nine Essentials. This course still stands as the most intelligent and penetrating interpretations of Gann’s principles, so you can imagine my complete amazement when it came out of someone who had done barely more than six months of Gann research.
As you begin reading this Spirals, you will quickly understand why Dan was able to accomplish a feat that almost no Gann researcher had accomplished before him, and in a period of time that it would take most people to simply read through Gann’s courses. His personal research into his Wave Mechanics provided him with the foundational basis to digest and comprehend these most technical ideas in a very brief time. I’ve been further surprised with each of Dan’s new intellectual explorations, like his creation of a cyclic model of the Dow in Wheels Within Wheels.
This book unravels the structural order behind the financial markets in its most pristine and exquisite beauty and a simplicity that no one would believe until they see it over and over again. When finished with this text, I can assure you will never again look at the markets in the same way. Instead you will have a technical, structural vision of the simply elegant ordering sequence and code of all financial markets, and the first thing you will do is start counting.
Ferrera calls his wave mechanics “cycles of price.” The easiest way to describe it is by looking at it from an Elliot wave standpoint, as that is what it is most similar. It’s about understanding the underlying price wave structure behind the markets, and what kind of sequencing and ordering causes such structure. Ferrera’s Spirals takes the Elliot idea 10 steps further, defining wave values, giving consistent counts without random extensions, providing an analysis that would be consistent across all Spirals users, unlike Elliot wave theory, where each analyst has a different opinion as to the counts. Ferrera goes through 100 years of Dow history breaking down this ordering process and showing it as an underlying type of morphogenetic field or vibrational structure behind market structure.
There is not a timing element to it, but it integrates beautifully with other timing projection systems and cyclical models providing a price scaffolding behind the market. It’s like having a road map, so that you know where you are in the fractal structures and where the growth MUST be going, defining with high probability the next phase of the market. It is truly a profound insight! It’s not a system, because it is not giving direct timing signals or triggers per say, which is why it works so well with things like Ferrera’s Keys to Successful Speculation, or with price/time grids like those presented in Penicka’s Gann Science.
Personally, I consider this to be the single most powerful and important insight into the markets that I have ever seen. It is not like Gann analysis, or complex cycle models and such, where you need much study, software to calculate and a deep understanding to make use of the tool. The Spirals counts are so simple they can all be done by hand with no software, no study, and no learning curve.
Spirals’ greatest application where it really shines beyond anything else, comes in major market transitions, like the 2001 top and drop, the 2007 top and drop, the 2009 bottom and turn, and the current 2019 top, which Ferrera’s Spirals called as a Bear Market in early December 2018, before the huge drop. I have never seen anything that so quickly and definitively tells when a major market has changed direction. As such, it allows Spirals clients to enter major markets at extreme high and low points to capture huge moves.
W. Bradstreet Stewart, Director, ICE
Table of Contents
Dedication & Risk Discloser - Page 1
Introduction - Pages 2-4
The Basis of My Forecasting Method, W.D. Gann - Pages 5-6
Energy - Page 6
Electromagnetic or Radian Energy Waves - Pages 7-8
Combining Cycles of Price with Cycles of Time - Pages 101-104
Sideways Corrections - Pages 105-108
Linking Spirals to Reveal Additional Fractals - Pages 109-114
Trying to Pinpoint the Dow’s Super Structure - Pages 115-119
Why the 3rd & 7th Waves of a Move Tend to Be Strong - Pages 120-124
The Analytic Power of Linking Spirals Revealed - Pages 124-132
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt - Pages 132-133
Perspective Issues Easily Handled by Limit Cycles - Pages 134-135
Hint’s For Finding a Market’s Rate of Vibration - Pages 135-136
Notation Used for Tracking and Charting Spirals - Pages 136-137
Basic Patterns to Look For in the Markets - Page 137
Complex Sideways Corrections - Page 138
Lost Motion Patterns on Corrective Waves - Page 139
How Our Limit Cycle Easily Handles These Visual Issues - Page 140
Final Example Addressing the Wave-Patterns Just Described - Pages 141-143
Summary and Conclusion of Material - Page 143
Bonus Ideas for Further Research - Pages 144-158
Summary of Wave Values Presented In Text - Page 159
Suggested Further Reading - Page 160
Instructions for the 5&9II TradeStation Indicator - Pages 161-168
I think the best book I have read, bar none, on wave theory was written by Dan Ferrera, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, which takes a variation of Elliott wave theory further than anyone else ever has, so that we, as traders, can understand it better.
Trader’s World Interview Fall 2009
Let me share with you my thoughts on Dan's Spirals two weeks after I first read it. I hope this might help those of you considering the purchase with making the right decision.
The first time I read the Spirals, I couldn't sleep the whole night: the first half of it I was just too much engaged in reading to close the book before seeing the last page, and the second half of the night I couldn't sleep as I realized the magnitude of what was revealed to me, and the market and broad philosophical consequences of the paradigm presented in Spirals. I do not hesitate to say that what Dan put into Spirals is of the same caliber to Market Science as Newton's Laws of Motion were to physics, or Copernicus "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" was to the way of understanding the motion of planets.
This is it, nothing less: a beautifully pristine paradigm that has the power of an atomic bomb.
Let me share with you a quotation from the book by E. Derman ("My Life as a Quant") as it perfectly well describes what Dan did for the Market Science: "We cannot simply look at the world around us and deduce Newton's Laws or Maxwell's equations. Data on its own does not speak. These equations were triumphs of the mind, abstracted from the world in some miraculous confluence of hard thinking and deep intuition.
Their success confirmed that pure thought and beautiful mathematics have the power to discover the most profound laws of the universe".
The material in Spirals is indeed one of the most profound (and at the same time pristinely simple) laws explaining the behavior of ALL markets. If Dan ever decided to go public with this discovery, he'd easily become the most famous technical analyst EVER, easily making all the other KNOWN technical analysts and market 'gurus' look like children in the comparison.
Now, many of you must be asking themselves the same question I asked myself: if this is really so powerful (the only adequate comparison is that of an atomic power plant - it has enough power to feed you with 'electricity' for longer than you and your children walk on this Earth, you just need to make sure that an atomic power in your hands does not transform into an atomic bomb, due to your misuse of the power you received) why should anyone ever reveal this??
Well, the answer is in the book (at the very end) so you can learn it if/when you get it, but let me just say that it seems to be somehow related with Gann's story. Those of you interested in Gann know that at the beginning of his trading career he said he’d not reveal his trading method at ‘any price’. As we know, later on he changed his mind and released some of the ‘secrets’ – but it’s more proper to say he just showed directions and left some examples, leaving all the work to be done by those seeking knowledge. I don’t remember the exact quotation, but he it was something like ‘one should not hide the light he received from his brothers’ (a very loose quotation). It’s not exactly the same with Dan, but it is also more of spiritual rather than material nature. In this context the price should be seen rather as a way of emphasizing that the material stands much above what you saw elsewhere, and – to some extent – as a way of directing the material to those willing to do some sacrifice (i.e. pay an amount that is significant). The other difference between Gann and Dan stuff is that Dan writes in a very open manner, straight to the point, not leaving too much room for interpretation of what he meant (but leaving a lot of hints as to directions of possible further research!).
In fact, this material is worth not only its weight in gold, not only Dan’s weight in gold, but the weight of all his family (from medieval times) and all their belongings IN GOLD!!!.
After reading the Spirals I had to admit that the handful of people Dan showed his discovery earlier (less than 5 people) had been right that this should never be revealed, at any price. I am extremely happy to be in the group of those that saw the material, and I feel compelled to give you my unbiased (well, this is still a personal opinion, so by definition it is not totally unbiased) opinion on it.
As to Spirals, my initial reactions are: 1) WOW!!! 2) VERY, VERY ORIGINAL work, 3) not what I was expecting, very different (though I'm not sure what I was expecting), but Dan has never said word "1", that I remember, about Elliott (Thank God Dan didn't study Elliott until AFTER he discovered Spirals or he never would have figured out Spirals), 4) in a word: Stunning information.
JG, Rochester Hills, MI
It's now some time since I received my copy of 'Spirals'. Having worked through the material and begun to digest all the information, I start to realize what a treasure I have in my hands. Certainly every word from your preface stands true! In order to express my admiration for Dan's great discovery I just would like to quote Albert Szent-Gyorgyi:
“Discovery consists of what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
What a great discoverer Dan is! Brad, I would like to thank Dan and you from the bottom of my heart for sharing and publishing this great discovery and very stimulating insights. In the past, I dealt strongly with my belief systems and was more than surprised to find this in the foreword on a book on the financial markets.
All the best,
I think that's one of the key things about Spiral’s that you start observing and letting the market show you its form, rather than trying to fit into certain parameters that we think it should conform to. Absorbing this and taking the time to let it sink in allows one to consider what other things the market will tell us if we simply observe. Under those circumstances, what seems complex is indeed elegantly simple. I am also excited because Spiral's is potentially the missing link to a phenomenon I found a couple years ago but have not fully explored of repeating 3 wave patterns, where the time of each wave is nearly identical. I have not been able to figure out the pattern in which the patterns repeat themselves, but I am hopeful Spiral's may help in this. Interesting stuff. I have read and re-read the book a few times, and mostly just gone over the ideas and concepts in my head. This has allowed me to really ponder and understand the concepts and what the strengths and weaknesses may be of this analysis, before even trying to apply it to a chart. Anyway, thanks again to you and Dan for making this available.
P.S. I am thoroughly enjoying the thought processes that have opened up as a result of Dan's "Spirals..." material. I haven't been this inspired in years.
Without a doubt this course is Daniel T. Ferrera's most unique and important published offering to the world of Market Forecasting and Analysis. Originally limited to only 50 copies, and 12 years in the making; The Spirals of Growth and Decay is what Dan considers to be the summation of his life's research, and the basis for all of the forecasting work that he does.
Wheels Within Wheels, The Art of Forecasting Financial Market Cycles. By Daniel T. Ferrera. Our best course on creating composite cycle models of markets from underlying component cycles available!
This course breaks down 16 Dow cycles and projects them 100 years into the future. Teaches how to create cycle models for ANY market.
For 20 years Dan Ferrera has been one of our most respected market analysts, with a Master’s Degree level of education in technical Gann analysis. One of the clearest interpreters of Gann, he produced his own advanced work of technical analysis, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, prior to writing detailed courses on every angle of Gann’s work
Secrets of the Chronocrators, by Dr. Alexander Goulden is a course which unveils the true Key Astrological influences behind financial market action. It rediscovers the long lost but greatly superior astrological techniques deveveloped by the masters of antiquity.
It accurately forecasts turns & particularly trends far in advance!
The name Alchemy has reference to Ancient Egypt, known to Arabs as Kemi (Black Land). Al-Kemi means "of Egypt".
The Great or Royal Art of medieval philosophers predated chemistry but goes beyond material science to more subtle concern with transmutation - of base metals into gold, and of base man into spiritual man. .
Glass Bead Game
This derives from a book by Hermann Hesse, representing an underlying symbolic cosmology that is the basis of all science, philosophy, spirituality and thought.
Hesse imagines a game created using universal symbols to represent flows of thought or information.
This is a metaphor for systems of esoteric symbolism underlying all knowledge.
Hebrew culture has great traditions of wisdom, mysticism and cosmology, the deepest of which is the Kabbalah.
We focus especially on Gematria, the Tree of Life, and the Kabbalistic coded language widely developed in Magical traditions.
Gann used Kabbalistic codes, creating hidden meanings such as found in traditional texts like the Bible
The Canon refers primarily to an ancient esoteric system of knowledge and cosmology encoded into temples, artifacts, art and monuments.
The Egyptians had a specific Canon to lay out the grids upon which they designed their art, and there are also canons of proportion used in the Renaissance, as well as by later artists, geometers and musicians.
Leonardo Fibonacci is often cited as the discoverer of the Golden Ratio or Phi, but he was not the first, The Ancients called this the Divine Proportion and used it in their art and architecture.
The Golden Ratio is the governing principle of most natural forms, and the Divine Proportion is the most dominant mathematical form in the natural universe.