Modern astronomy is a pale derivative of the true "logic of the cosmos", Astrology, the science of all-pervasive relationships between cosmos and man.
Early proponents of "astronomy" were ALL students of the Astrological arts, from Ptolemy, to Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Tyco Brahe, and Newton.
Glass Bead Game
This derives from a book by Hermann Hesse, representing an underlying symbolic cosmology that is the basis of all science, philosophy, spirituality and thought.
Hesse imagines a game created using universal symbols to represent flows of thought or information.
This is a metaphor for systems of esoteric symbolism underlying all knowledge.
Magick in the Western Esoteric tradition represents a Western equivalent to the internal training systems that are found in Eastern traditions, but is focused on the development of human powers and abilities.
These include mastery of physical, emotional and mental bodies, control over the elements and development of psychic perception and influence.
Books exploring the human spirit, its state and development and relationship to higher planes and beings. General works on spirituality that are otherwise hard to categorize.
Yoga is an Indian system of human development with many branches and schools.
The word Yoga means "yoke", as in yoking a horse to a carriage, and Yoga gives methods for man to link himself to the Divine.
Yogic systems include Laya Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Kriya Yoga and Karma Yoga.
There is a long tradition of the use of instruments to read subtle energy forces in nature, through the use of subtle measuring devices like dowsing rods and pendulums.
The Jesuits were famous for finding water sources, showing advanced knowledge of using these techniques.
The scientific name for this practice is Vibrational Radiesthesia.
The solution to Gann's Law of Vibration from the 1909 Ticker Interview. Penicka analyzes Gann's exact words correlating them with the cutting edge science of Gann's day to develop a system which identifies the "mathematical points of force" behind all market action.
A system of order based on atomic data generates master numbers for each market structure.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of his writings, going into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann's Collected Writings includes supplementary rare source materials, and is the most reliable compliation of Gann's unadulterated vital work.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this entire website is based. Baumring is the only known modern person to have cracked the code behind WD Gann’s system of trading and market order.
Baumring found and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology at the root of Gann’s Law of Vibration.
There is no other Gann teaching that gets close to the depth of Baumring’s work.
Timothy Walker Master of Gann’s Swing Trading System
About the Author and his Work
Timothy Walker first heard of W. D. Gann in 2003, but at that time he didn’t know one end of a bull market from the other end of a bear. However, his background in law and communication equipped him with an excellent foundation for dissecting the forecasting and swing trading work of W.D. Gann piece by piece.
He started trading in 2006, and from mid-2007 worked on the trader’s help desk at Safety in the Market, where he had undertaken his own foundational studies in stock market trading. In 2008 he began presenting seminars for Safety in the Market and continued to do so until the end of 2012 when he relocated his operations to Thailand.
Tim's first book – How to Trade Like W. D. Gann – was initially self-published. The Gann Swing-Trading community embraced the title and his 1st Edition soon sold out. At this time Tim realized that he would prefer to concentrate his efforts on research, writing and teaching rather than deal with the complexities of self-publishing. He then contacted the Institute of Cosmological Economics and we agreed to take over the ongoing publication of his trading books and courses.
A detailed analysis of the entire sequence of 322 trades from 1915-1931 presented in W.D. Gann's US Steel trading course, broken down into clear and concise rules for application in today's markets.
Walker dissects Gann's methodology, reveling deeper rules than are apparent in Gann's thin explanations in his original course.
This Gann Trading Course makes an intensive study of one of Gann's core lesson, called The Method for Trading the Overnight Chart. This lesson, is today published as part of the Mechanical Methods & Systems section of his Stock Market Course, and consists of 9 Rules followed by 15 years of trading examples on US Steel.
As an example of how his method would apply today, let us consider a chart of the e-mini S&P 500 futures contract.
Gann wrote his lesson for stocks trading around 50-200, so we have to make some assumptions to adjust for a stock index trading at 1800. You would have to test these to work out the optimum numbers, but for this exercise, I am going to place stops 5 points above swing tops or below swing bottoms. Gann’s pyramiding rule was to add half the position size every so many points. I will use 50 points here. We will take an initial trade size of 2 contracts, based on Gann’s risk management rules of only risking 10% of one’s capital on any one trade, which would require a capital of $50,000.
We will assume that we have been trading the S&P for some time and simply pick up the trades from the beginning of 2014. As the New Year dawned, we would be long at around 1788 from 18 December. This trade was stopped out around 1812 on 13 January. Profit 24 points x 2 contracts = 48 points. As the system requires us to reverse positions we will be short 2 contracts at 1812 with the new stop placed above the 31 December high. The market continued sideways for several days more. Gann was careful in such situations not to bring stops too close, so he would have left them above the 31 December high. An additional contract was sold at 1762 on 29 January.
On 3 February a special rule was triggered. Gann didn’t even mention this rule at the beginning of his lesson and it is only in the trade examples that it becomes apparent. We would exit all short contracts at 1736 (total profit 178 points) and go long 2 contracts at that price.
Although the market went a fraction lower on 5 February, Gann’s rule for stops would have kept the long trade intact, and we are placed to take the full benefit of the strong rally that followed. An extra contract is bought at 1786 and another again at 1836. All 4 contracts were stopped out at 1860 on 12 March. Total profit 346 points.
Total profit on 3 trades is 572 points or $28,600. Thus the return on our $50,000 capital over the first 3 months of the year, without deductions for commissions, was 57%. But don’t forget that we are only trading with 10% of our capital in this example, so the returns on the actual “at risk” investment are much higher. If we consider that our initial investment was approximately $5,000, and we generated a $28,000 return, we actually produced 570% on our initial investment in only 3 months! Not bad for a relatively simple mechanical system…
Continuing Research & Gann Seminar Series
Along with his friend Jon Kirk, Tim has begun presenting seminars to teach the principles of Gann’s swing trading as presented in his book. The seminars have been presented in Asia so far, but we are encouraging them to plan some for the US and EU. We'll be informing ICE clients of the availability of these seminars as they come up.
Tim is also working on further research into Gann’s Soybean courses and trading systems, and we hope he will continue to write more such technical explorations of Gann’s work.
Sepharial's Private Horse Racing Arcana are the most important of his astrological prognostication systems, sold only by private subscription. The Master Key. The Golden Key. The Eclipse System. The Solar Lunar Values. The Solar Apex Method. Sepharial's Form Guide. Sepharial's Tidal Law. Sepharial's Solar Apex.
Gann’s courses were generally categorized as either stock or commodity focused, but all principles taught for stock would equally apply to commodities. Stock traders who ignored Gann’s commodity courses could miss out on many important techniques.
Our Commodioty Trading material provides valuable techniques with a scientific approach to analysis.
Space-Time Forecasting of Economic Trends, Lost Archives of Muriel & Louis Hasbrouck. A highly important market research breakthrough theory!
The Hasbrouck Archives contain 40 years of accurate financial forecasts, based on a Theory of Solar Space/Time Field Forces influencing space weather and markets! A 90% accuracy record!.
Position trading is an approach recommended by both Gann and Baumring, saying that there were maybe only about 4 good trades per year in any market. Markets would go into congestions of accumulation or distribution for years awaiting a new trend, and meanwhile one trades other markets. Gann taught the same principles on his higher level, saying that MOST money was always made in following a strong trend.
We have many books on initiatory systems and the exploartion of human potential.
Codes and Ciphers
We have books on symbolic codes and ciphers from various esoteric traditions, including Masonic codes.
Gann used codes in "Tunnel Through the Air", and encrypted his personal notes using a code called "Bell, Book and Candle".
Gann enthusiasts study Masonic codes to help uncover his secrets.
We may be indebted to Ancient Greece, but Greek knowledge derived from Ancient Egypt, and Hermes Trismegistus, the Thrice Great Hermes is the Greek name of Thoth, the Egyptian God of Knowledge.
Hermetic teachings were first translated into Western languages by Ficino at the dawn of the Renaissance, forming the inspiration for modern esotericism.
In the 1700-1800’s Natural Philosophers studied a wide range of scientific subjects, while not overly specializing in narrow and limited fields as scientists do today.
WD Gann espoused this more holistic system of science, where the different branches were more easily integrated and the grand vision of the scientific system was more interlinked.