There are two quite different sides to Gann analysis, the deeply theoretical, seeking to understand the essence of the science behind Gann’s 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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s 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. Gann’s own original work is a critical element for any Gann researcher’s collection, most people will find Gann’s 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 Gann’s, without significant help by well-seasoned analysts and traders who have dedicated years to decoding and creating practical tools from Gann’s techniques. This is why there is a fundamental and valuable secondary market of works presenting and developing Gann’s 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.
Hans Kayser Master of the Science of Harmonics
About the Author
The Institute of Cosmological Economics is honored to be involved in supporting the work of the Sacred Science Translation Society through translating the complete works of Hans Kayser, the great master of Harmonics which forms the basis for Gann’s Law of Vibration.
Kayser’s Textbook of Harmonics is a 600 page masterpiece on the science and technology of harmonic vibration as an ordering principle or control factor behind all universal form, structure and process. Gann developed much of his Law of Vibration through the Natural Sciences of the late 1800’s.
Hans Kayser was a contemporary of Gann and took a similar interest in the science of vibration, applying it to the fields of science, cosmology, philosophy, architecture, botany and much more. As such, it is one of THE most important source and reference works for any serious student of Gann Theory.
Hans Kayser was born on April 1, 1891, in Buchau am Federsee, Germany.
In his youth he flourished as a musician and painter. As a young man he would often express a heartfelt reverence for nature combined with a solidly scientific approach; this respect for the patterns building the universe must have grown from his father’s influence during his formative years.
In 1911 Kayser undertook music studies at the Berlin Academy of Music. He first studied composition with Engelbert Humperdinck (whose teaching style he strongly disliked), then quickly transferred to Stuttgart to study under Joseph Haas; but after a few months he returned to Berlin, not to resume his studies at the Academy, but instead to pursue private lessons. Thus, in April 1913, he began lessons with Arnold Schönberg.
Schönberg gave Hans an excellent background in harmonics and composition theory, though they eventually quarreled; Schönberg, despite recognizing his student’s great gifts, advised Kayser that he should not become a composer since he was more philosopher than musician. Despite their differences, Kayser later remembered Schönberg fondly, in particular the gift for painting that both men shared.
World War I
With the outbreak of World War I Hans joined the army voluntarily as this meant he could choose which regiment to serve in. His military service was marked by a series of lucky and rather humorous accidents .
Following the end of the war Kayser studied art history with Prof. Hans Preuss, and wrote a dissertation drawing parallels between Fra Angelico’s art and the Summa Theologica of Antoninus Florentinus.
By then, Kayser’s literary career had begun: 1919 saw the publication of the first volume of Der Dom: Bücher deutscher Mystik by Insel-Verlag, a collection of writings on mysticism by authors including Johannes Kepler, Jakob Böhme, and Paracelsus, edited in part by Hans Kayser.
He bought a printing press in 1922, with which he produced various small publications, mostly ephemeral; this project did not last long, but gave him some experience in book design that he would have opportunities to use later.
Kayser's Orpheus was published in 1926, followed by Der hörende Mensch (The Hearing Human) in 1932.
Life & Writings Throughout World War II
Hitler was now on the rise to power, and some of Hans’s writings had been suppressed because of his anti-Nazi sentiments. The Kaysers’ financial situation was worsening, and had they remained in Germany, there might have been great danger, since his wife Clara was of Jewish descent. They were saved by an unforeseen circumstance: Gustav Fueter (1889-1948), a prominent Swiss businessman, became Hans’s patron by moving him and his family to Switzerland and supporting him financially for two years. Like Kayser, Fueter believed that the development of harmonics as a science had the potential to improve the human condition.
Hans Kayser enjoyed a singular friendship with his first patron, instructing him in harmonics even though Hans was not a born teacher, and undertaking works in which the whole Kayser family was involved (most notably Blätter für harmonikale Forschung, a 15-volume collection of essays distributed to a very limited circle).
Due to evolving personal differences Fueter ceased his support of Kayser in 1936. Not long afterwards Clara managed to secure the patronage of Hermann Rupf, another wealthy businessman with a strong interest in the arts. This paved the way for the publication of Vom Klang der Welt (The Sound of the World, 1937),Abhandlungen zur Ektypik harmonikaler Wertformen (Essays on the Ektypics of Harmonic Value-Forms, 1938), and Grundriss eines Systems der harmonikalen Wertformen (Plan for a System of Harmonic Value-Forms, 1938); these three books would form the major part of the foundation for his Lehrbuch der Harmonik (Textbook of Harmonics).
Kayser continued to work under Rupf’s patronage during the war years, resulting in the publication of Harmonia Plantarum (1943), dedicated to the memory of his father and their botanical explorations; and the 2-volume set Harmonikale Studien (Harmonic Studies, 1946-7). The Lehrbuch was the culmination of his career, not only in its magnificently all-embracing content, but also in its presentation; the original oversize edition, produced on high-quality paper with multiple folding plates, was a testimony to Kayser’s technical knowledge as a printer and his discerning taste in design.
Hans lost his German citizenship in 1940, and was without a homeland until 1948, when he was granted the rare privilege of becoming a Swiss citizen.
A trip to southern Italy in 1954 formed the basis for Paestum (1958), a harmonic analysis of Grecian architecture that offers some astounding revelations about the designs of ancient monuments, while at the same time painting a moving and evocative picture of the harmonist’s solitary quest for ancient knowledge. In Paestum, Kayser’s great learning and wisdom are conveyed in a more fully matured style than ever before, making what would be his final work—besides Harmonikale Symbolik, published posthumously—a true masterpiece.
Kayser’s Passing & Legacy
Hans Kayser died peacefully from heart failure on April 14, 1964, after a relatively short illness. He was 73. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and five grandchildren. He also left behind a library of approximately 4,500 volumes. During his lifetime, Kayser authored a total of 15 books and 45 essays, as well as 32 musical compositions.
Ammann, Walter (ed.). Hans Kayser: zum 100. Geburtstag am 1. April 1991: Biographische Fragmente. Bern: Kreis der Freunde um Hans Kayser, 1991.
Haase, Rudolf. Hans Kayser: Ein Leben für die Harmonik der Welt. Basel: Schwabe & Co., 1968.
The Hans Kayser Website
For a vast resource filled with Hans Kayser and Harmonics writings, visit our Hans Kayser website: www.hanskayser.com
Here you will find the following sections of Kayser writings and resources:
The first release in our project to translate the complete works of Hans Kayser.
The Textbook is THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK ON HARMONICS AND VIBRATION EVER WRITTEN!
This course is the equivalent to a Ph.D. in technical and historical harmonics and musicology, and there is no work ever created or conceived which touches the depth of knowledge and scientific application of this masterpiece!
German Edition 1943. 350 Pages - with numerous plates and illustrations.
This is Kayser's extensive work on the Harmonics of Plant Forms, filled with fascinating diagrams of the structure and harmonic relations of plant forms.
Paestum by Hans Kayser ( $150.00 )
German Edition 1958, Translation Society Edition 2010. 205 Pages, with 50 plates and illustrations.
This is Hans Kayser’s primary work on the Harmonics of Architecture, using the temple at Paestum to demonstrate how Sacred Architecture is constructed according to Harmonic Proportions.
A Harmonic Division Canon
A Harmonic Division Canon by Hans Kayser ( $75.00 )
German Edition 1946, Translation Society Edition 2010. With 20 plates and illustrations.
This interesting, shorter work by Hans Kayser gives a harmonic analysis of the human body, and its proportions. The collection of essays by Kayser’s student Rudolf Haase presents a number of very interesting essays on the History of Harmonics and its relations. Also included is Hans’ Kayser’s Horoscope with a brief analysis.
German Edition 1943. 175 Pages With plates and illustrations
This is Kayser's introductory work on his Doctrine of the World Harmonic, and an essential introduction to the subject of Harmonics and lead in to the Textbook of Harmonics. An excellent work to introduce one to the subject and to Kayser's approach to the topic.
Akroasis by Hans Kayser ( $50.00 )
Our Hans Kayser Translation Project through the Sacred Science Translation Society and Sacred Science Preservation Foundation is an ongoing non-profit project to bring ALL of Kayser’s important work into English for wider consumption. We have translated the 1st four of approximately 12 Volumes of Kayser’s work, and plan to continue the work until the series is completed.
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 Gann’s 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 Gann’s and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gann’s, 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 1000’s 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 Gann’s theories. For those seeking a solid, Master’s Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferrera’s works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gann’s work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gann’s work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gann’s Square of 9, Gann’s Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gann’s swing trading system, another on the details of Gann’s 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 Master’s 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 Gann’s system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumring’s 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. Baumring’s 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 100’s) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gann’s 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 “Numerical Astrophysics” 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 “best of the best” 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 Gann’s 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! Baumring’s 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, “If you only are looking to make money, don’t bother studying Gann, it’s too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.” (Note: we have excellent books on these alternatives…) 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 Gann’s 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.