There are two quite different sides to Gann analysis, the deeply theoretical, seeking to understand the essence of the science behind Gannís market theory, the Law of Vibration, and the outright practical, looking for working tools and techniques that will help with applied trading. Though our greatest interest is in the cosmological theory behind Gannís work, and the universe in general, we also specialize on the practical tools that traders need to specifically analyze and trade the markets. Some Gann experts excel at theory, while others are simply practical traders who are less focused on ideas in deference to trading techniques. This category will specifically focus upon the books and courses that provide very specific and applied tools from Gannís toolbox used for real time trading. Some may explore deeper theoretical principles and some may just focus on pure trading tools, but this category will give working techniques to better fill the arsenal of any trader. We often recommend that new Gann students focus first on developing a practical trading ability, so that they can fund their future research with profits from their trades, and then also apply new insights from their theoretical study to their practical trading as they advance. This section will help to identify those most practical tools.
Dan Ferrera is one of the most respected market analysts and educators in the Gann field. For 20 years his works have been some of the most popular in our catalog. Aside from being one of the clearest interpreters of Gann, he also has produced his own advanced work, The Spirals of Growth & Decay, developed prior to his analysis and presentation of Gannís theories. For those seeking a solid, Masterís Degree level education in technical Gann analysis, we cannot recommend anything more highly than Ferreraís works.
Ferrera has written detailed course on every angle of Gannís work and provides a fast track into a deep understanding of each field of Gannís work as well as advanced topics in technical analysis. He has works on cycles analysis, Gannís Square of 9, Gannís Mass Pressure Charts, one on risk management and Gannís swing trading system, another on the details of Gannís complex geometrical and mathematical tools, one on astrological Bible interpretation, on teaching how to create yearly forecasts like his own yearly Outlooks, which give a prediction for each year, and more. If you are wanting to get a first taste of Gann and to save yourself years of hard work putting together his ideas, Ferrera is a perfect place to start, and walking through his series of fantastic is like getting a Masterís degree in Gann and technical analysis.
W.D. Gann Works
W. D. Gannís private courses represent the most important of all of Gannís 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 Gannís 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 Gannís courses were initially collected and compiled by Dr. Baumring and Donald Mack in the 1980ís 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 couldnít be further from the truth! Each of Gannís ďcoursesĒ were actually small, ďsectionsĒ 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 1940ís and that he ďcalledĒ 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 Gannís death when purchased by Ed Lambert. For instance, there are pieces that Gann advertised in the 1950ís as ďnewĒ like his Master Mathematical Formula for Market Predictions, or his rare #3 Master Time Factor Course which were never included in his ďMaster CoursesĒ, and similarly were never included with any of the Lambert Gann courses sold by Lambert or the Jonesí from the 60ís until now. So these ďmasterĒ 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 Gannís 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 Baumringís 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 ďsupposedĒ collections of Gannís writings as most are unauthorized, incomplete, and distorted representations of his work, and cannot be trusted. Our set it the most reliable set of Gannís unadulterated and most important work availableÖ
While W.D. Gannís own original work is a critical element for any Gann researcherís collection, most people will find Gannís work to be extremely vague, complicated and difficult to penetrate on their own. In our experience, it can take many years, if not decades for the ordinary analyst to, by themselves, digest and apply the deeper techniques of Gannís, without significant help by well-seasoned analysts and traders who have dedicated years to decoding and creating practical tools from Gannís techniques. This is why there is a fundamental and valuable secondary market of works presenting and developing Gannís ideas, and making them accessible to any trader. We believe that the best teachers in this field are not competitors, but are fellow contributors to an ongoing field of research, and that their work is mutually supportive and will provide expanded insights when more material is understood.
We maintain the largest collection of secondary works on Gann Theory of anyone in the field. Many of these books we publish ourselves, and are written by top Gann experts and experienced Gann traders from across the world. However, we also review works written by other Gann experts across the field, and add to our catalog any material we consider to be of high quality and importance from the global community of Gann analysts. With our experience in the field, we are well qualified and to provide a peer review of these materials, so as to filter out the best quality work from that of a lower caliber, and then present these to our clientele who demand the highest standards. So any book or course that you find in this catalog can generally be considered to be of the upper echelon of works on Gann analysis. We have new authors submit their research to us ongoingly, so that we are always adding new items to our catalog with fresh insights, alternative techniques or new ideas. In this way we are able to save our clients significant wasted funds in exploring the territory at their own cost.
Natural Architecture Preface to the English Translation By Joscelyn Godwin
Translation Society Edition
In offering this translation of L’architecture naturelle to the English-speaking public, we do not pretend to resolve all the mysteries surrounding the book and its authorship. By its own testimony, it was written in Latin by one Petrus Talemarianus, during the hundred months preceding the summer solstice of 1944, then offered to Alexandre Rouhier, who oversaw its translation into French, its editing, and its illustration. In 1949, the small Parisian publisher Les Éditions Véga issued the first edition of 252 copies, printed on separate folios with a page size of 22 by 15 inches and contained in a red cloth slipcase. In 1982, Véga issued a full-sized facsimile reprint and also a version in smaller format, about the size of the present volume.
Where such an unusual production is concerned, anything is credible, even the existence somewhere of an original Latin manuscript. But a gentle mystification is also possible, and indeed respectable for works of esoteric wisdom. The United States Catalog of Copyright Entries (Jan.-June 1977) identifies Petrus Talemarianus as Alexandre Rouhier himself, on the authority of Odette Rouhier (his daughter). Not much has been published about Dr. Rouhier, but he is famous for one thing: a pharmacologist by profession, he was a pioneer in the first-hand study of hallucinogenic drugs and the author of the classic book on peyote: Le Peyotl, la plante qui fait les yeux émerveillés (Peyotl, the plant that fills the eyes with wonder, 1927), and the shorter Les plantes divinatoires (Plants of divination, 1927). At least five years earlier, he had been lecturing on the subject to a “Groupe Paléosophique” whose members included the Belgian composer and theorist Ernest Britt (1857-after 1950), the mathematician and historian Francis Warrain (1867-1940), and the psychical researcher Eugène Caslant.
These names introduce us to an obscure group of scientifically-minded esotericists, who were searching not only in traditions like Kabbalah and Platonism but also in mathematics and the physical sciences for the links between mind and body, God and man, the Absolute and the manifest. Francis Warrain is probably the most significant of them, and is the sole contemporary authority cited in L’architecture naturelle. The Editor adds that he submitted the manuscript to him, and includes an unpublished essay of Warrain’s as an appendix. Warrain’s difficult works ranged over higher mathematics, Kabbalah, music theory, monographs on Kepler’s cosmology and on the polymathic Charles Henry (1859-1926), and culminated with an immense unfinished study of the Polish “philosopher of the Absolute,” Hoëné Wronski (1776-1853).
If L’architecture naturelle virtually ignores the twentieth century, it is hardly more cognizant of nineteenth-century authorities. Apart from the mathematicians named in the section on regular solids, only two names appear: Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard (1817-1894), an important medical researcher whose discoveries helped Charles Henry to develop his own theories of psychophysics, and Wronski, whose life inspired Balzac’s novel La recherche de l’absolu. The focus grows sharper when we add that Ernest Britt, too, was a lifelong admirer of Wronski, and that he and his wealthy second wife supported Wronskian enterprises in France and Poland, including the publication by the same house of Véga of Warrain’s L’Oeuvre philosophique de Hoëné Wronski (three vols., 1933-38). If with this loose circle of French Wronskians we have not reached the creator(s) of L’architecture naturelle, at least they were tangential to it.
Some readers will soon spot another influence: that of René Guénon (1886-1951), the father of French Traditionalism. Although Talemarianus never mentions Guénon by name, he sows clues by using such phrases as “the multiple states of being,” and by basing his metaphysical hierarchy, from “Non-manifestation” downwards, on similar principles to Guénon’s. Like the latter, he takes it for granted that wisdom is to be sought in the ancient religious and philosophical traditions of East and West; that these traditions, rightly understood, are in accord with one another; and that the monuments of literature and architecture, at least up to the Renaissance period, encode a perennial esoteric knowledge.
The connection with Guénon goes further, for it was on his initiative that Éditions Véga, publisher of L’architecture naturelle, was founded. This happened in 1929-30, during Guénon’s brief liaison with an American heiress, Mary Wallace Shillito (1876 or 1878-1938). Mary was the daughter of a Cincinnati department store magnate, John Shillito (1808-1879), and had recently lost her second husband, Assan Farid Dina (1871-1928). Guénon’ wife had also died in the previous year, and as soon as the two of them met, reputedly in Chacornac’s occult bookshop, they became close friends. They decided to start a publishing house to specialize in traditional texts; Guénon would select and edit them, and Mary Shillito would provide the funds. As a first step, they planned a trip to Egypt, to gather materials.
This was not how things turned out. The couple left for Egypt on March 5, 1930, but after three months, Mary returned alone to France, where she immediately married the aforementioned Ernest Britt. Guénon stayed in Egypt for the rest of his life. Véga did publish two of his works, and those among his most important: Le symbolisme de la croix (The symbolism of the cross, 1931) and Les états multiples de l’être (The multiple states of being, 1932), but its loyalty had shifted. Before the end of the year, flush with Mary Shillito’s money, it had brought out a luxurious, limited edition of Britt’s La lyre d’Apollon (Apollo’s lyre); in 1931 appeared Warrain’s La théodicée de la Kabbale; and Véga remained devoted to the Wronskians for the rest of the decade.
L’architecture naturelle could well be called a Traditionalist work in the Guénonian sense, but it lacks the negative attitude assumed by most of those who wear that label. While Guénon, in such works as The Crisis of the Modern World and The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times, was one of modernity’s sharpest critics, Talemarianus does not bother with polemics or utter apocalyptic warnings. With the exceptions mentioned above, he simply ignores anything later than the seventeenth century. Rabelais, Kepler, and the Château of Versailles are as far as he cares to go. Having begun his “Report” early in 1936 and labored at it “for a hundred months” that took him throughout the second World War, he finished it on June 24, 1944, during the heat of the Normandy invasion—of which it bears not the slightest trace.
Véga’s publication of it in 1949 was another act of positive defiance of the times. The extravagance and gigantic size of the book, its superb typography and hundreds of illustrations, and the declared intention of teaching architects how to build houses and palaces, churches, and temples with natural materials, in accordance with natural laws, were as contrary as possible to the drabness and shoddiness of the post-war world.
Much of the credit for the book’s beauty goes to Marcel Nicaud, an employee of the French national museums whom Rouhier apparently brought into the project. Nicaud’s other known work includes book illustrations and the copying and restoration of medieval wall-paintings. The decision to use no photographic reproductions, but to have Nicaud redraw even well-known alchemical engravings, as well as a host of artefacts from every corner of the globe, gives L’architecture naturelle its graphic unity. The only comparison that comes to mind is Manly Palmer Hall’s masterpiece of 1928, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, with its fine typography and color-plates by J. Augustus Knapp.
As for the enigmatic figure of Petrus Talemarianus, the catalogues of some rare book dealers, evidently privy to inside information, identify him not as Alexandre Rouhier but as “Bordeaux-Montrieux.” That is the surname of a distinguished French family, a branch of which owns the Château de Talmay, in the village of that name east of Dijon. The whole atmosphere of L’architecture naturelle seems in accord with its authorship by an aristocratic recluse, who chose as a pseudonym a Latinization of his ancestral home (Talemarianus = “of Talmay”), while Rouhier, the pharmacologist-editor, inserted the incongruous references to the personalities and interests of the Wronskian circle. There is evidently a field for investigation here, but our responsibility to the book has not yet allowed us to pursue it further.
Joscelyn Godwin, Hamilton, New York Ariel Godwin, Columbus, Ohio June 2006
 Odette Rouhier is identified as Dr. Rouhier’s daughter, and quoted on the subject of her father’s relations with René Guénon, in Jean Robin, René Guénon, Témoin de la tradition (Paris: Guy Trédaniel, 1986), p. 202 n.
 Information on the Groupe Paléosophique and on Ernest and Mary Britt comes from the Britt papers in the library of the University of Texas, Austin. See J. Godwin, Music and the Occult: French Musical Philosophies, 1750-1950 (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1995), 99-126, for more on the theories of Wronski, Britt, Henry, and Warrain.
 On Mary Shillito and Guénon, see Jean-Pierre Laurant, Le sens caché dans l’oeuvre de René Guénon (Lausanne: L’Age d’Homme, 1975), p. 210; Jean Robin, René Guénon, Témoin de la tradition (Paris: Guy Trédaniel, 1986), pp. 201-202; Mark Sedgwick, Against the Modern World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 74-75, 288. See also The History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Cincinnati: S.B. Nelson & Co., 1894), pp. 476-477, which describes John Shillito’s career and states that at the time of writing, his daughter Mary was married to “Henry P. Rogers of New York City.” The Château des Avenières in Cruseilles, between Annecy and Geneva, is now a hotel and maintains its own website, which states that was built by Mary Shillito in 1907-1917 and shows the gaudy decorations, with images from the Tarot and all religions, painted by Assan Faride Dina, “born of a Hindu father and a French mother.” Time Magazine, Dec. 10, 1923, reports that Assan Dina, a Hindu millionaire, and his wife are going to give France the world’s biggest observatory at the cost of $6,000,000. La Salévienne, a magazine of Genevan-Savoyard history also accessible on the Internet, gives Assan Dina’s dates and the date of his marriage to Mary (June 23, 1913), and reproduces a photograph of the Britts in 1932, breaking ground for a road donated by them.
 According to the history of the Château des Avenières (see previous note), Britt exhausted Mary’s fortune in five years; they sold the château in 1936 and divorced in 1937. She died in an accident the following year. The financing of L’architecture naturelle must therefore have come from elsewhere.
 It is also almost wholly lacking in references to Islam: a tradition that did not figure much in Guénon’s works before he left France, and whose esoteric dimension (Sufism) was then hardly known in Europe.
 Searches of the Internet during 2005-06, notably that of the Patrimoine de France and of the Centre des monuments nationaux, have shown that Marcel Nicaud was active from the 1940s until at least 1967 copying medieval wall-paintings for archival purposes and restoring them. He also illustrated Jean Marquès-Rivière, Rituel de magie tantrique hindoue (Véga, 1939) and Yüan Kuang: Méthode pratique de divination chinoise par le “Yi-king” (Véga, 1950).
 See, for example, Catalog no. 314 of Burgersdijk en Niermans (Leiden, Nov. 20-21, 2001), lot 74.
 Thanks to M. J.-P. Laurant of the École Pratique des Hautes Études for apprising us of the Bordeaux-Montrieux connection.
Dr. Goulden takes a different approach to market analysis than most normal traders and educators. As a Cambridge educated scholar, Goulden is interested in deep principles and in exploring the foundations and implications of both trading techniques and the systems behind them. Before he was ever interested in the markets, he was asked by a friend why Gannís tools and system are considered to be based upon metaphysical principles. He found this question intriguing and engaged in deep research in the field to answer this question. In this process he recreated a new set of tools based upon principles of Ancient Geometry and Celestial Mechanics. His tools are taken from the same sources as Gannís and are quite powerful, but are slightly different from Gannís, so that traders often use them as non-correlated cross-confirmation tools giving similar technical indications but from different perspectives.
His work is deep and has many layers of application and exploration that can be derived from it. His latest work on financial astrology, The Secrets of the Chronocrators, looks back to the astrological and astronomical systems of the ancients, reviving the more mathematical and technical astrology of the Great Masters of the medieval and prior times. Exploring principles like Spherical Astronomy and subtle movements of the Solar System, it seeks to develop a more advanced and scientific system of astrology determination as distinguished from the simpler forms that are generally known. It represents a new movement to re-explore the deeper scientific systems of the ancients that were lost in the press towards the development of a purely mechanical science.
Goulden is a superb educator and the most active Forum moderator that we have seen, with each of his Forums for his courses having 1000ís of posts with detailed questions and answers, deviling deeply into further and new fields of research beyond what is presented in his courses. His Online Forums serve as an advanced classroom where the details of his theories are discussed and elaborated and where students share their research and work with each other while overseen by Goulden, who continually presents new ideas and suggestions.
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 1920ís through the 1970ís, 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 20ís. 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 90ís 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 Gannís system of trading and market order. However, even further, Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gannís Law of Vibration. There is absolutely no other Gann teaching that goes anywhere near as deep as Baumringís work, or that even so much as attempts to approach the core ideas developed by Baumring. This study is for those who are interested in the mysteries behind the markets and the ordering system behind the universe itself. This is the study of cosmological theory on its deepest level, and of the interaction between man and the cosmos in which he lives, explored through an examination of causation and propagation of forces in the financial markets.
Dr. Baumringís course program is not easy, and should not be approached without the willingness to commit at least a few years to the study. It is a long and detailed course, requiring the equivalent level of research and difficulty as most PhD programs, but in the field of Gann Analysis, which is not taught at any university. It requires many years of challenging work including the reading of many dozens (if not 100ís) of books required to develop the foundations needed to understand Gannís approach to the markets. It is a very serious study that should only be approached by those willing to dedicate themselves to intense thinking and vast research across many fields of knowledge including: astronomy, biology, physics, finance, cycles, wave mechanics, geometry, mathematics, astrology, numerology, number theory, numerous esoteric and alternative scientific theories, and much, much more. Baumring summarized his system by the term ďNumerical AstrophysicsĒ in an attempt to give a modern name to an ancient theory that Gann himself had discovered.
Of all the analysts and traders we have known, the most advanced have all come to their understanding through following the lead of Dr. Baumring, or through having gone through a similar and parallel study and path of research to his. His teachings represent the ďbest of the bestĒ of all material on Gann publicly available, but it will not give up its secrets to a mere superficial perusal. Baumring does not spell out simple explanations of how Gannís techniques work, but rather leads his students into the depth of the science behind the system, while slowly elaborating how the techniques build upon this deeper science. For those seeking a fast path to the application of Gann exoteric trading principles, this is NOT it! Baumringís work is not merely some market trading program, and indeed if approached this way may be found to be dissatisfactory.
Baumring himself often said to his students, ďIf you only are looking to make money, donít bother studying Gann, itís too difficult. Simply study swing trading systems, risk management and options strategies, and you can make all the money you want to make.Ē (Note: we have excellent books on these alternativesÖ) There are much easier and more direct methods to learn to effectively trade the markets than studying Gann. Those in more of a hurry to apply Gannís work to trading may want to begin with the work of Ferrera or one of our most applied analysts, like Prandelli or Gordon Roberts, and save the Baumring work for a later time to explore at your leisure.