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
The Repeating Cycles of Time From Buddha, To The Bible, & Back Again
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
– Ecclesiastes 1:9, King James Bible
Time is indeed a most fundamental element of the Law of Vibration. While discussing this critical subject of time, there is another similarly interesting perspective that this science forces the consideration of, which is the cyclical nature of time.
This is a different hierarchical positionality of consideration than the prior theories of the multidimensionality and simultaneity of time. For this perspective deals not with hyper-dimensional abstractions beyond the perception of most humans, but instead relates to the fundamental structure of the common sense of time experienced every day by every human and by society in general.
This common perspective of time is generally perceived as and considered to be linear, with time progressing from the past into the future in a straight line, generally referred to as the “arrow of time”.
In fact, this assumption is so prevalent in the mind of man, that most people have never even so much as considered that there may be an alternative possibility to something that seem so utterly obvious in our conscious experience.
However, there is an age-old alternative to this linear conception which is the idea that time is not linear, but is circular or cyclical. The Biblical quote above demonstrates that this cyclical concept of time is as old as our written history, and that such fundamental temporal considerations are as old as humanity itself. For such considerations have a significant meaning to us as individuals and as societies, for the implications of concepts have a potential affect upon our understanding and experience of reality itself.
Concepts of Circular Time in the Everyday
However, taking a step back from such philosophical ponderings, circular time is a concept that we are all so experientially familiar with that we actually take it totally for granted. In actuality, ALL concepts and calculations of time are based upon the purely cyclical perspective. That is because our time is determined by nothing but astronomical phenomena.
The Wheels of Planetary Time
The day is but one rotation of Earth on its axis, a year one revolution around the sun, a minute a division of the size of the Earth by the rotational period, where it rotates 1 degree every 4 minutes. The 7 days of the week are derived from and named after the 7 traditional planets: Sun (Sunday), Moon (Monday), Mars (Tuesday - “Martes: in Spanish), Mercury (Wednesday or Mercoles in Spanish), Jupiter (Thursday, Jeudi in French), Venus (Friday, Viernes in Spanish), Saturn (Saturday).
The Circle of Seasons
Similarly, the cycles of time profoundly affect us every ongoingly throughout the year. The never-ceasing progressing of the seasons from Spring to Summer, to Autumn to Winter effect our work, our play, our vacations, our schooling, our planting, our harvest, our holidays, and every pattern of living on the most fundamental level in our lives. Entire industries are governed by this cyclical sequencing, and the accompanying weather patterns provide one of the most fundamental influences in human existence. Indeed, our lives can be seen to be almost totally controlled by astronomical cycles, even though few people naturally think of it in this way… anymore.
But to go back to a more expansive perspective, the meaning of the fundamental principle of cyclical time is that rather than existence being a progressive movement in a linear direction, there is a repetitive process that is experienced in both the life of man and of civilizations that has definitive elements which, when understood, can provide a context and a deeper understanding of the world we are mysteriously born into without instructions or explanation.
Cyclical Time & The Human Race
In this context, there is a pattern to all experience that falls into a structure that is definable according to the periodic sequence of events as they progress in time. Every person has particular experiences in their life that are consistently time determined, like stages or growth and development as a child, puberty, high school, college, job, marriage, career, retirement and death. These may not be experienced as cycles by an individual, but if you now zoom out and look at a wider body of individuals characterized as generations, you will see that the “cycles of life” are continuously repeated in the same way for each new generation, though with a slightly different background context.
The science of demographics is based upon this principle, looking at the stages of development of generations of people, and the phases of their life, which then also have a direct experience upon the nature of the society within which they exist. When we look at systems like Social Security, it is common knowledge that the productive output of each new generation is intended to help support through taxation the older generation which preceded them. In fact entire systems of government policy, taxation, and incentives for marriage and family are based upon the evolving cycles of generations and demographics.
Fads, Trends & The Development of Religions
Similarly, expanding our focus again to look at civilizations, it has been determined that all social structures, whether they fads, styles, movements, religions, or even civilizations have cycles of life and decay that can be calculated and potentially predicted when studied across history.
Modern Day Islam
As an example if one looks at religion, and considers perhaps the current problems in Islam with the radical extremists causing violence across the world and fighting and killing amongst their own internal factions, and one considers the age of Islam from its founded in the 7th century C.E, one would call that religion approximately 1400 years old.
Now if one looks at Christianity when it was at an age of approximately 1400 years old, one sees prior to that the violent wars ranging from the earlier Crusades, to the development of the Protestant Reformation wherein Catholics and Protestants were violently at war with each other for generations, slaughtering each other in the name of god. Or the advent of the Catholic Inquisition which ruthlessly tortured and murdered its own people under the name of spiritual purity, not unlike the actions of ISIS or the Taliban today. It does not take a genius to see that religions, like people grow through phase of development and maturity according to their age.
The Great Cycles: The Precession of the Equinoxes
Civilizations similarly go through these phases of immaturity, growth, flowering, decay and death as has been demonstrated by numerous historians, like Oswald Spengler, Anatoly Fomenko, and Francois Masson. These studies have shown that there are correlative cycles between the periods of different civilizations throughout history, for instance, with the phases of Rome’s development being correlative to those of the United States.
And as one zooms out further, these cycles becomes even more dominant affecting the whole of humanity as the planet progresses through different cycles. The most dominant and famous of historic cycles are what are called the cycles of the Great Year.
The Four Stages of Civilisation
Throughout all of history and across all civilizations there is a story of the four ages of civilization, the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. In the Golden Age, mankind achieves a height of intellectual, spiritual and societal evolution and these states degenerate through a sequence of the ages until in the Iron Age (in which we are currently considered to be since somewhere around couple thousand years B.C.E.).
This history is detailed in the famous work by MIT professor Giorgio De. Santillana and Hertha Von Dechend called Hamlet’s Mill which traces the historical mythology of these four cycles of life and their relations to the astronomical phenomena of the Precession of the Equinoxes, a 25,900 year cycle supposed caused by the “wobble” of the Earth’s axis. This great cycle, called the Great Year was tracked and calculated by all great ancient civilizations, who recorded it and even aligned their great monuments according to particular astronomical positions relating to different phases.
The Age of Aquarius
It is most commonly known today by references to the Age of Aquarius into which we are currently transitioning in a 2160 year cycle from the Age of Pisces. Each of these 12 cycles of 2160 years is said to possess a different energetic quality which informs the nature of civilization for that cycle, causing predictable elements to manifest in the world according to each particular phase. This Great Cycle is considered to be of the most importance in the determination of the nature of reality over massive spans of time, affecting the rise and fall of civilizations and phases of development of humanity. It is even known to affect the transition between periods of geophysical upheaval and stability like earthquakes, the rising and sinking of continents, ice ages, and other forms of geophysical upheaval or stability.
Smaller cycles within his Great Cycle are further calculated by harmonics of this great cycle, giving numerous divisions of time with different kinds of meaning and influence. These smaller time cycles can be seen to affect various elements within society from political trends, to religions change, to economic development, scientific progress, industrial innovation, artistic inspiration, and, of course, financial market highs and lows.
Without making any kind of assumption of a connection between the astronomical events which define these cyclic periods and the cycles which are seen in society and civilization, even simple calculations by academic historians will show that the periods where these kinds of trends tend to recur are strikingly similar to the harmonics of these astronomical cycles.
Coincidence? Perhaps… But even so much as a minor sense of correlation should be enough to provide significant food for thought in any curious person to warrant a further investigation.
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.