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.
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.
W.D. Gann Works
We stock the complete collection of the works of W.D. Gann.
His private courses represent the most important of all of his writings, and go into much greater detail than the public book series. Our 6 Volume set of Gann’s Collected Writings comes with supplementary rare source materials. The most reliable set of Gann’s unadulterated and most important work available.
Dr. Jerome Baumring
The work of Dr. Baumring is the core inspiration upon which this website is based. He is the only known modern person to have fully cracked the code of WD Gann’s complete system of trading. Baumring rediscovered and elaborated the system of scientific cosmology behind Gann’s Law of Vibration. A long and detailed course, equivalent to a PhD in Gann Analysis.
Cosmological Economics in Theory & Practice
Study Guide: Cosmological Economics Study as An Alternative to College An Education that Pays for Itself & Guarantees a Career in Trading
Who is it for?
Who feel like the education they are receiving is a waste of time and money;
are seeking something different that could give them an edge in life to build their own career in trading and beyond;
would rather invest the $100,000+ college fees into an independent study path towards a successful trading career or self-started enterprise;
need a hands-on apprenticeship-like training in a field that does not normally accommodate one.
With an interest in the nexus between sacred geometry, astrology and cutting edge science.
Who believe that real truth is not found a classroom, but in real-life experiences and in trying out things that inspire them.
High school students
Who are bored with classes and looking for something more interesting and exciting that they can begin now with a view to developing a career.
Who would like to use trading as a means to self-employment, and ongoing education.
It seems that modern society and the 21st century economy have all but forgotten the younger generations. With over 50% of people under 30 living at home, and most saddled with massive student loan debt, it is long overdue that the youth of today think twice about wasting $10’s to $100’s of thousands on a college education that has very little value, teaching almost no original information and failing even to guarantee graduates a job in their field.
College education today is what high school education was 50 years ago, and America is falling lower and lower in its educational rankings until it is now one of the lowest in the western world. As the same time the college tuition has reached insane levels, where parents must either dish out the cost of a small house, or students must take on debt that will cripple them for 10, 20 even 30 years to come, potentially blocking them from affording a house or a good life until middle age.
These are distressing developments in our modern world, and every young person should think long and hard about his options before he dives into college and potentially wastes years of his live and a small fortune on an education that will teach him nothing that cannot be learned for free from books at any public library. A college education today no longer guarantees anyone a decent job, and with wages that have not risen for two decades, there is little incentive to take these jobs anyway. Most students with college degrees end up working at Starbucks which they did not need an education to do in the first place.
Really, unless one is studying a technical science like engineering, law or medicine, or anything requiring a specialized degree to work in the field, college has very little to offer at all. Most business leaders will tell you that they generally did not learn the foundations of their business in school, and in fact, business school is more for training people to work in businesses than teaching people who to created them. A college degree has little impact on one’s ability to become an entrepreneur and absolutely no value in learning to become a trader, since that subject is not taught in any form in college.
A liberal arts degree is all but useless in the modern working environment, with the information taught in such programs being limited at best, with little application to making money or surviving in the modern world. In fact, modern universities who supposedly teach the “liberal arts” do not even know what the true liberal arts really are! There are seven liberal arts, the Classical four of Arithemetic, Music, Geometry and Astronomy, and the Medieval three, Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. A real liberal arts education would be of some value, but few, if any, of these subjects are even so much as discussed in a modern “liberal arts” education. (For more information on this subject, see our article on the Liberal Arts.)
So with these points in mind, the perceptive student will wonder whether there is not a better approach to his or her education that may cost less money, teach more original, valuable and interesting knowledge, and provide opportunities that are not and cannot be provided by college. The answer is YES, all of this is possible through a more open minded approach to education.
For example, the education provided through our materials and programs explore ideas, theories and branches of science that are not so much as even discussed, let alone taught, at almost any modern University. Subjects like cosmology may be explored in the physics and astronomy programs, but they are not the cosmology that was known and studied by the Ancients and the great minds of the past like Pythagoras, Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Kepler and Newton (see more about this in our Origins of the Tradition article).
An Education in the World’s Great Wisdom Traditions
It is our premise that the great wisdom traditions of the past have been lost or suppressed by more superficial and materialistic traditions which have no greater validity or application than the original Tradition from which the modern debased arts and sciences were born. Rather, the great systems of knowledge of the past and the alternative systems of learning that have survived to present times, provide a far more integrated vision of reality than the downgraded systems of knowledge taught by modern academia. Our programs revive this great lost wisdom and use it to develop applications in fields and explanations of processes and systems which the most advanced scientific and economic theories are incapable of accomplishing.
Fields like financial market forecasting and Cosmological Economics are not taught in any college or university, and are even considered impossible by economists and scientists, though they are readily proven by historical record. The Federal Reserve and people like Larry Summers, president of Harvard, claim that it is impossible to forecast the markets, and yet it is done by proponents of our Tradition… It may be impossible to them, which is why they lead society from one economic disaster to another, but it IS possible by those with the right education and training, at least to some degree of probability, which is of great usefulness.
So these are just a few small examples of where an independent, non-academic education can take the open minded and intelligent student, who is more interested in self-reliance and ancient wisdom, much further than the social mores and limited thinking of main stream society.
Can a young person today find a quality education outside of the college or university environment, and even perhaps a better education that can be attained through college? Our answer is a resounding YES!
With the money that it would take to pay even the conservative cost of a 4-year college, someone could buy every book in our catalog and then pay for 5-10 years of living expenses, and still have enough money left over for a trading account where they can begin practicing their own self-taught occupation of trading, and fund their own education. What education do you know of that teaches its students how to pay for their own education as they are engaged in it?
Our educational programs are more than sufficient to provide an education equivalent in depth and quality to any university, but also have the potential to extend far beyond the limited fields taught by standardized institutions. And it will do so while also providing a pathway to a self-contained occupation which can be done from anyplace in the world, working on an independent schedule, without ever having to be employed by anyone but oneself. Some call that freedom…
This is what most people dream of, but have no idea how to accomplish. In fact, this is even what most middle age professionals dream of, after having gone the college route, and spending 20-years in a career of corporate indentured servitude from which they dream of escaping into self-employment through trading. We know this, because this type makes up the bulk of our clientele. The second largest group we educate are those who never find the escape route, so reach us around the age of 65, after retirement, only now, for the first time in their lives being able to pursue their own interests. Our college directed programs are just trying to save young people from the trap of 20-40 years of misery and servitude, so they can instead spend a lifetime pursuing their real interests and dreams.
Please understand, we are not completely against institutional higher education, we only believe one should only go there if one has a clear and specific focus or goal they are going there to accomplish. One can always begin one’s intellectual explorations on one’s own, for a meager cost, and later on, if the student finds a field of knowledge that excites them immensely, they can always then go to a University to obtain a credentialed degree in the subject which can then be used for a professional career or allow them to become an academic specialist in their field, but with a specific focus and intention in doing so.
A non-academic education and training has other potential outcomes. Someone who becomes highly proficient at trading will find the doors of Wall Street wide open to him, education or not, since Wall Street cares only about ability, and not academic credentials. In fact, it is commonly known in trading circles that a college degree does nothing to help a trader, as that time is generally more street smart than book smart. Alternatively, a successful trader, whatever his age will always find many people who offer him funds to trade, and a career as a money manager may be organically born, leading to the development of a hedge fund or other such services. A college degree is not required for such professions.
From another perspective, an education as a Renaissance thinker who’s mastered the scientific and esoteric traditions of the past, as well as the alternative fields of thought of the present, those which are often consciously ignored and excluded by the academic world, may discover other entrepreneurial opportunities of unimaginable kinds. Modern companies, software, apps, games, books, films, and even technology is often developed by non-academic dreamers and visionaries who owe NOTHING to any school, college or academic tradition. Just ask Bill Gates, Buckminster Fuller or Mark Zuckerberg, all college drop outs… or Leonardo da Vinci, Plato and Pythagoras, for that matter, all trained in the arts and sciences of the Esoteric, Temple or Hermetic Traditions.
Impressive Options for the Independent Thinker
There are endless and far greater options available to the original and independent thinker than to the cookie cutter “liberal arts” graduate with a diploma barely worth the paper it’s printed on. It is only up to the intelligence and creativity of the student, turned researcher, turned seeker, turned master of his or her own fate that will define one’s future, and that future will not fall into some corporate box, or stifling slave occupation the like of which most people find themselves trapped today.
For those who want to explore the “road less traveled” and who want to become independent, self-reliant, and creative thinkers, this kind of education is for you. There is not one clear path that everyone must follow here, but a library of vast resources of genius ideas of the greatest thinkers of the past 3000+ years lying in front. These resources will ignite the flame of knowledge and open the doorway of individual experience that will be different for each person according to his or her own interests and inclinations, ultimately leading to a goal that he or she will define for themselves.
We Provide the Map
We provide the materials and the guidance, the map and the territory to point the seeker in the direction that his or her own Spirit longs to follow on an individual quest for truth, wisdom and self-realization. We are merely the Sherpa, the guide along the path, helping to point out the way, the books, the studies, the fields, the applications, but each person will move in the sequence, speed and direction that they desire for themselves.
For 1000’s of years, for intellectual and spiritual seekers, this was how most education was engaged, as an individual quest for knowledge and experience, often guided by teachers, or through apprenticeships. Around the time of the Industrial Revolution the love of learning was boxed up and turned into a practical training to create works to run the machine of society, and as a result education was dumbed down so as to produce worker drones who accepted their place, without ever asking the greater questions of reality and existence.
But students of our day now have a choice. Our society no longer has enough places for every wannabe cog in the wheel, as manufacturing jobs are passed to foreign lands for slave wages. The cost of college now is not worth what it provides or where it leads, in all but a few cases these days. And for that cost, one can gain so much more, if only one takes the time to look and see what is available.
A Vision for Self-Propelled Learning
As you can see, with our College Student Study Guide we are not giving some short and simple list of books or studies, but instead are laying out an idea, a vision, a possibility of an independent study that will be self-propelled and self-engaged and even potentially self-funded. We will point you to the various options available through the Institute here, perhaps Gann, Baumring, Ferrera, or perhaps a different approach, Music, Astronomy and Cosmology, perhaps mathematics, art and geometry, perhaps metaphysics, astrology and occultism… The fields are many and as varied as those who explore them. What we encourage is an exploration driven by YOUR interests and impulses, not ours…
For those young people who find the idea of envisioning and following your own path to be exciting and engaging like nothing else you’ve ever imagined, we are most happy to help you design your own educational program, leading in whatever direction you are most inspired. It can be built around a practical goal like trading if desired, or it can dive deep down the rabbit hole of profound knowledge and incomprehensible meaning if preferred. It’s all up to you, though we are always here to help and to guide…
Where to Begin
We suggest you begin by reading more of the material on our websites, such as the other study guides listed here, as well as reading the descriptions of the books that they point to. Study our introductory articles which lay out this tradition and the interconnected fields of knowledge which it explores. Pick someplace to start and buy a book, or a course, or a handful of different types of books to begin exploring new ideas and fields of knowledge that you never knew existed. Begin with something fun, that will excite your mind and inspire your interest to dig and to seek further.
Unlike most “school,” this kind of education is meant to be FUN! As you progress, it will become self-propelling, each study leading with excitement to the next and the next and the next, in a never ending flow of inspiration and creativity that will never be completed even to your dying day. The great thinkers never stopped their work until they were simply pulled from this Earth. It was their purpose for living, and real education leading to self-realization will be the same for you too.
People who learn to educate themselves and develop a true love for knowledge and wisdom never stop seeking and learning, because they are fascinated by this world and the endless mysteries it contains. They develop a never ending thirst to understand and know more. THIS kind of education will develop in you such a thirst and love for knowledge, and where it will lead you is something that only you will ever know…
To help guide you with your first explorations, we suggest you take a look at the following links, which will lead to Study Guides, Articles, Authors, and Categories which are all quite fascinating and lead to wider paths. Explore for yourself and find your own way! Also see our book category, Introductory Reading List, to find a selection of fascinating books that will give some first introductions to many of our most interesting fields and studies. But also feel free to contact us and tell us what you are interested in and we will be more than happy to provide you with some personal recommendations to point you on your way…
Read these sections, explore ideas find your interests:
After reading through all of these sections, perhaps even multiple times, you will FEEL what is of most interst to you. START THERE! And if you are still not sure, try exploring further through our Introductory Reading List to further broaden your horizons until you find something that really excites and interests you. Then contact us and let us guide you further! We will recommend a wider list of specialized books for you to introduce you to deeper ideas in your fields of greatest interest, and you can continue from there.
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.
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.
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.