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.
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.
W.D. Gann Works
W. D. Gann’s private courses represent the most important of all of Gann’s writings, and go into much greater detail than his public book series, with which most people are only acquainted. They should be carefully studied in their full detail, as they contain the deepest insights into Gann’s theories ever presented. Stock traders must be sure to study all the commodity courses and vice versa, since Gann often put techniques that applied to all markets in only one or another course.
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann, both his courses and books. Our set of Gann’s courses were initially collected and compiled by Dr. Baumring and Donald Mack in the 1980’s from dozens of original rare private course that were distributed by Gann throughout his career. Many people mistakenly think that Gann just wrote two courses called the Master Stock Course and Master Commodity Course. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Each of Gann’s “courses” were actually small, “sections” of a few pages to a few dozen pages, individually bound in paper folders. These various pieces were then compiled into different sets which he sold as various collections at different prices to different students over the decades. Some were more commonly sold to all students, while other were more secretive and sold only to close private students who often signed non-disclosure agreements, and paid exorbitantly high prices. It is these rarest pieces that make the difference between one collection and another.
The later courses Gann sold in the 1940’s and that he “called” the Master Courses were nothing but various compiled collections of these smaller pieces, and would vary according to who purchased them and what price they paid, and were never set until after Gann’s death when purchased by Ed Lambert. For instance, there are pieces that Gann advertised in the 1950’s as “new” like his Master Mathematical Formula for Market Predictions, or his rare #3 Master Time Factor Course which were never included in his “Master Courses”, and similarly were never included with any of the Lambert Gann courses sold by Lambert or the Jones’ from the 60’s until now. So these “master” courses are and have always been incomplete collections. Further, the Lambert Gann courses sold by Billy Jones through the turn of the century, were retyped and re-edited by Billy so that they did not provide the original unadulterated content that Gann produced, making them unreliable, edited versions. Our editions are exact facsimiles of the original copies sold by Gann, with no editing or adulteration of any kind.
Our 6 Volume set of Gann’s Collected Writings was further supplemented by new finds of rare pieces, like those mentioned above, rediscovered by the Institute over the past 30 years since Baumring’s death, and comprises the most complete and the only properly organized set of courses that are available. Gann has very particular sets that he sold only to his higher end clientele, placed in specific order to provide a particular logic to his work. Our collection maintains this order and includes a further collection of rare and historical courses, letters and private materials which make our collection the most complete and important collection available. Serious students of Gann should beware most “supposed” collections of Gann’s writings as most are unauthorized, incomplete, and distorted representations of his work, and cannot be trusted. Our set it the most reliable set of Gann’s unadulterated and most important work available…
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.
Cosmological Economics in Theory & Practice
Dr. Jerome Baumring’s Circular Teaching Method To Recreate the Process of Discovery Within the Mind of his Students
Baumring the Guide
Dr. Baumring taught using a methodology unlike those of our modern educational systems. He believed that in order for knowledge to take root and reside in the mind as inherent knowing, an individual cannot just have information told to him, but must actually recreate the process of discovery within himself. Jerry would regularly comment, “I am merely the Sherpa (guide, way-shower), you must walk the path yourself”. This attitude is based upon the Christic principle he often quoted of “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.
He made it very clear that even if he were to explain the entire process outright, it would be of no avail, for without the catalyzing power of insight attained through personal discovery, the student would be unable to digest and integrate the principles. Now this does not mean, as many students and Gann seekers fear, that it takes some form of “Divine Grace” or “Mystical Revelation” to perceive the true workings of the market. Rather the process of study and research develops an insight into the necessary principles of cause and effect, natural law and its manifestation in reality, which are absolute prerequisites for an integrated understanding and application.
His Principle of Circular Teaching
Baumring’s educational methodology focused upon a principle that he called circular teaching, wherein the fundamental principles of the entire theory were presented in skeletal form at the outset of the curriculum, whether in the seminar series or with his private students. Each progressive seminar would then continue to fill in pieces of the skeleton, providing further details, elaborations progressed.
In this way, the entire vision or perspective was presented at the outset, so that a particularly adept or intelligent student could follow that initial lead, seeing the full context and direction that he needed to pursue, right from the start. Each progressive level of teaching continuously circled back through similar material, expanding the level of understanding and application until the student had mastered the every element of the collection of principles required for a full understanding of the system. Eventually, when the student has sufficiently mastered these specific technical components that Baumring directed them to study through his Course Manuals and explanations, the pieces would progressively interconnect until the mechanics of the entire system was fully revealed.
Noteworthy Baumring Students
There were a number of students of Dr. Baumring’s who have continued on to become well known traders, teachers or writes themselves, such as Bradley Cowan, whose interesting works are primarily a regurgitation of Baumring’s theories, though often reframed or redirected to improper conclusions from those Baumring would have made. Or Robert Miner, who has developed excellent trading material and software, and wrote many years ago:
“I have been lucky. Over a decade ago my most influential teacher of market analysis and trading, Dr Jerome Baumring, who has since passed away, taught me to not only look at the market from radical new perspectives, but to prove everything out myself.”
Brad Swancoat and Ed Kasanjian, who developed Nature’s Pulse cycle software back in the 1980’s were both Baumring students, along with others who have made significant breakthroughs in financial research, but who choose to remain anonymous. Catalin Plapcianu is one of the younger generation who did not have the opportunity to meet Baumring, but who followed his guidance through his Gann Harmony Seminars leading him to rediscover some of Baumring’s most foundational theories of multi-dimensional, space-time phenomena.
Dr. Lorrie V. Bennett is one of the best examples of someone who stood on the shoulders of Gann and Baumring, cracked the code of Gann's system, and is no creating a 4 Volume Series on the Law of Vibration, covering the Patterns behind caused by the wave mechanics, then the Numbers hidden in Gann's text, to be followed by her master work, Planets, on Gann's System on astrology in Tunnel Through the Air, and to be closed by her work on Geometry which will pull all the wide pieces together.
There are hundreds more who have studied Baumring’s course series over the last 30 years since his passing, some who have rediscovered Ganns’ system as a result, and whom we continually encourage to share their insights and technology with our clientele.
Jerry’s Quirky Personality
On a personal note, no mention of Jerry Baumring, known as Jerry to his students and friends, is complete without a few comments about his delightfully eccentric character. Jerry was the type of person who naturally used words such as “happenstance”, “prestidigitation” and “isness”. He was a master mechanic, and it would not be uncommon for a student to arrive for a lesson only to find him elbow and undershirt deep in grease with his car disassembled with the pieces spread across the parking lot. He drove an old Cougar and an old Mustang, and when asked why he didn’t buy himself a decent car, he guffawed saying that the older cars were built with much greater quality than the newer ones, which contained unfixable computers and plastic parts, whereas he had built his cars with his own hands.
He had a similar mechanical fetish for his photocopy machines. In 1986 copy machines did not have simple components like today, and had to be taken apart in dozens of pieces to be cleaned. Many a night Jerry could be found past midnight with the copy machine in pieces all over the room. When suggested that he was wasting his time performing tasks any technician could do, he would reply with unexpected responses such as that by doing this work himself he had discovered that the gold wire used in the copy mechanism was based upon a similar principle used in the sarcophagus of the Great Pyramid to perform teleportation by the projection of plasma energy through the crystalline capstone.
Jerry’s primary form of R&R was “book hunting” all over the world. He would climb ladders and crawl on filthy floors digging into the deepest, darkest, spider-infested corners, and would almost miraculously always come up with some jewel everyone else had missed, as if he had 6th sense leading him to these hidden treasures. He was a spontaneous rather than a methodical book collector. He would stop at a garage sale and find some amazing first edition for a dollar while also buying the broken toaster for ten cents because the power cord was worth two dollars. As he toted his booty, toaster under one arm, book open in the other hand, upon mention that buying the toaster seemed silly, he would reply that it was a 2,000% return on his investment, and that didn’t include the book.
From the last anecdote it is not difficult to understand the continual state of disarray within his house and office. One would pull out a chair from his book-piled dining room table, looking for a seat, only to find the chair laden with too many books to inconspicuously move so as to sit down. He hid his best books in his dresser with the rarest beneath his underwear. In the corner next to his side of the bed was a 3 foot high by 3 foot deep waterfall of books deposited there after his bedtime reading. His office was in a continual state of disheveled flux due to the massive amount of books and information continually being processed through it.
His Crazy Working Hours
Dr. Baumring’s work hours ranged between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM Monday through Sunday, structured according to a completely spontaneous and unpredictable schedule. As a private student one could expect regular phone calls between 1-4 AM, and lessons scheduled for 8:00 AM would often not begin until past midnight, or after being postponed for days would occur in a distant hotel room while on a book hunting expedition. Strangely enough, the best lessons and deepest insights often occurred on the most unlikely of such occasions. Private students generally chewed through about 100 books a year, always finding or being given better and better material as they were ready for it. There is no student of Dr. Baumring’s who does not acknowledge the profound impact he has had upon their understanding of the universe.
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.
Hasbrouck Space and Time
One of our great historical discoveries is the Hasbrouck Space-Time Archives, a collection of rare research materials and forecast letters lost for over 30 years. This research develops a new theory of market influence based upon Solar Field Force Theory that was developed during the birth of the space age. The Hasbroucks were deeply connected to the esoteric and financial market communities from the 1920’s through the 1970’s, and contributed a new and recontextualized presentation of information taken from older original esoteric sources. They present a new field of study of solar phenomena, space weather prediction, earthquake prediction and market forecasting.
Muriel Hasbrouck was the inspiring force behind the research, which a foundation in Theosophy and trained as a classical pianist, she pursued an interest in original source works in astrology, through the turn of the 19th century into the early 20’s. She studies with greats like Walter Russell, Paul Foster Case, Aleister Crowley, and Israel Regardie within the esoteric fields. In the market realms she was close with many of the great analysts of her day like Edson Gould, Edward Dewey, Hamilton Bolton, SA Nelson, and more. She and her husband Louis produced a well-received forecasting letter for 30 years called Space Time Forecasting of Economic Trends, and are now quite famous for forecasting the exponential bull market of the 90’s and subsequent crash 50 years in advance! Their theories of Solar influence upon human and earthly experience through geomagnetic influences still lie at the cutting edge of scientific speculation.
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.