Approaches to trading begin with choice of a time window.
Day or intraday trading focuses on short term swings, generally not holding positions overnight.
Although Gann, trading before the electroinc age, did not favor short term trading, his techniques do work on this level, since similar patterns exist on every time frame whether very small or very large.
The stock and commodity markets have a history stretching over millennia, from the Bible to the present day, furnishing data on sun spots, planetary changes, weather cycles, volcanoes, earthquakes, solar variances, and other influences on financial markets.
Gann charted Wheat back to 65 BC and Baumring took this back to 1200 BC.
Books on the psychological element of the markets and trading. These works cover both how markets are influenced by the psychology of the individuals behind them, as well as the actual psychology behind trading for the trader.
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.
Most mystical systems tend to come from Eastern Traditions, dominated by Hindu Vedanta and Buddhism, followed by the Sufi tradition.
Judaism has the mystical tradition of Kaballah, and Christianity has great figures like Meister Eckhart, St. Teresa of Avilla, Hildegard von Bingen and Thomas Merton.
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.
Our catalog has fascinating fictional works which relate to our various fields of interest and present deep ideas from a dramatic perspective in a readable context.
Books like Gann’s "Tunnel Through the Air" fall into this category, along with Alchemical allegories and metaphysical mysteries.
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.
An Esoteric Market Technician
About the Author
The Institute of Cosmological Economics recognizes George Bayer as one of the founding fathers in the development of Financial Astrology and Cosmological Economics.
Over the course of his life, Bayer dedicated his analytical and creative faculties to observing the mysteries that relate geometry with celestial occurrences and their manifestation as movements in the markets. As a market author, Bayer developed unique and idiosyncratic written approaches to sharing his hard-earned discoveries in books and courses. His highly creative, often humorous, and veiled exemplifications of complex planetary and geometric concepts provide a delightful voice to the library of any serious CosmoEconomic researcher. Bayer also achieved significant wealth and successes in his trading career.
Little is known about George Bayer’s life. He was born of Polish descent in Germany and moved to the USA just after 1900. He grew up in New York and developed an interest in the markets through trading Wheat on the speculative markets of New York and Chicago.
We know very little about Bayer’s life and the origins of his interest in astrology, markets and esoteric studies. The best information we have comes from his own semi-autobiographical novel – George Wollsten: Expert Stock and Grain Trader.
In the late 1930’s Bayer began producing his first set of financial treatises, introducing his geometrical, astronomical and astrological techniques for trading. These works were all quite short (under 100 pages), privately published in a mimeographed manuscript format, and are now extremely rare in their original editions. We have only seen one each of Bayer’s originals over the past 20 years.
Through these works, Bayer developed a reputation as an esoteric market analyst and specialist in the field. There are very few traders from past times who managed to develop this unusual combination of esoteric and financial principles, with Gann and Bayer being the premier examples of the classic Esoteric Analyst and Forecaster, or Cosmoeconomist, as we call them.
Bayer’s Middle Period
In 1940, Bayer’s published his Stock & Commodity Traders Hand-Book of Trend Determination. This work provides an excellent introduction to the methods used by George Bayer, beginning with the ideas first presented in Money, and refining them into precise rules for an applied trading system. It lays the ground work and principles in fairly simple terms, which will assist in understanding his other more complex works.
Over the next years, Bayer continued his research into even deeper studies in the Ancient Wisdom, time cycles and astrology, leading to his 3 final and most important works:
The Egg of Columbus (1942), is Bayer’s most mysterious and esoteric work. It is said to encompass the Great Secret of the Science of Time Cycles as understood by the Ancients, presented in a mere 18 pages. There is an age-old tradition of encoding the universal system in as short a treatise as possible, and Bayer claims victory in this task. There was a period back in the 1970’s when people were offering $5000 for a rare copy of this book.
Turning Four Hundred Years of Astrology to Practical Use (1944), is Bayer’s most technical and challenging work, delving deeply into a new form of astrology he developed which is centered around his 5-Fold Horoscope. This work is considered one of the more unusual and important works in the field of Financial Astrology, providing a bridge between the systems of the ancients and the moderns with Bayer’s original astrological contribution to the financial markets.
George Wollsten – A Fictionalised Autobiography
In 1946, Bayer penned what would become his most popular and well known book, a unique and partially autobiographical work named George Wollsten: Expert Stock & Grain Trader. Much like his own life, it tells the story of an immigrant to the USA who found success in the markets through hard work and Astrological studies.
Through an entertaining story, Bayer presents a wide-ranging exploration of chart analysis enriched by a deep understanding of practical market operations and guided by astronomical and geometrical principles of order. His imaginative account leads the reader through Wollsten's fictional existence, examining, explaining and putting into context each of his character's investment decisions or financial commitments, with the reasons behind them.
As in the esoteric tradition, this book contains many veiled references to planetary phenomena such as his famous work on ellipses, in which he describes the “Polish Ellipse”. It weaves an interesting thread of esoteric content through the story, providing critical references to ancient and important literature, while guiding the seeker through a fascinating web of ideas that must ultimately be solved by the reader in order to access the deeper, hidden wisdom.
George Wollsten is one of the most interesting and entertaining reads in market literature. It is more of a novel than a technical book and is the most accessible and enjoyable of Bayer’s works. We recommend it first to anyone curious about Bayer and wanting to have a taste. It’s one of THE GREAT market classics.
Bayer's Place in the Field of Financial Astrology
Bayer’s highly original mind singles him out as one of the 20th-century's deepest financial thinkers, discovering tools from the natural and esoteric sciences which helped determine market activity. He was the first to apply other astronomical parameters in forecasting financial markets. He introduced a method of Horoscope analysis known as the Five-Fold Horoscope and claimed that astrological progression of the moon over the points of such a horoscope produced vibration in the price of a stock or commodity.
As mentioned, George Wollsten is the best place to start, and for those who want to study everything he wrote, we have a collected edition of his works bound in 2 volumes at a discounted price, The Collected Works of George Bayer.
Donald Bradley is famous for creating the Siderograph model of market action, and he wrote other astrological books which we publish in our Collected Works of Donald Bradley.
His Siderograph Model is famous for providing an almost perfect model of market action over the year. Our course has 100 years of Siderograph models (1950-2050).
Sepharial Horse Racing
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.
Baumring Reading List
Dr. Baumring's reading lists were very comprehensive, covering all areas of the markets, sciences and metaphysical fields.
Baumring was an intensive scholar who read 1800 words a minute and had a photographic memory, thus extendinghis scope.
Baumring's 10,000 volume library included around 500 books which he saw as core information.
Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf Schools, developed Anthroposophy, a science based on psychic perception of hidden elements in nature and reality.
Olive Whicher and George Adams extended projective geometry into a study of spiritual to material spaces.
Students of Gann find invaluable insights into Steiner's system, as taught by Dr. Baumring.
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.
One can learn much by studying the lives and achievements of the great thinkers who have shaped human history and culture.
In our biographical library we have a collection of rare texts which complement theoretical study by allowing deeper insight into the characters and deeds of many significant philosophers.
Systems of numerology date back to ancient Egypt, India and Israel. Hebrew number science, Gematria, was woven through the sacred texts of Semitic religion.
Plato used numerical codes in his works, and Thomas Taylor elaborated the advanced systems of Pythagoras in his "Theoretic Arithemetic of the Pythagoreans".
Sacred Geometry explores natural order representing foundational templates of the cosmos, via special proportions like "phi", the Divine Proportion, ubiquitous throughout nature as a primary generating and ordering principle.
Musical harmonic ratios dominate sacred geometry, showing how nature is a form of frozen music.