Saturday, September 27, 2014

Marie Stanton Gordon; 'The Case of the Missing Lady'

We find in the Foreword to The Tunnel Thru the Air:

We also find “The future will become an open book.”  In searching for Marie Stanton (ultimately Marie Stanton Gordon), Robert Gordon follows four paths.  And perhaps we find some events which 'will happen in the future.'
Path 1; Madam Cleo.  Take first the suggestive case of Madam Cleo on page 117.  Robert Gordon, desperate as he was, sought any insight into the whereabouts of his beloved Marie Gordon.  Even to the point of consulting with Madam Cleo, a questionable but apparently popular ‘Clairvoyant’ (spelled with a capital ‘C’).  The Madam “could  re-unite the separated and bring back lost lovers.”  Without taking any substantial information, the Madam pronounced Marie’s return “….in a few days.”  Pretty much, end of story.
Hmmm Madam Cleo?  Remember the “Psychic Hot Line?”  
Quite a character.  Interesting, it seems “Miss Cleo”, the psychic, most notably sold her talents in recent years per Wikipedia:

Nah, surely Gann didn’t foresee Miss Cleo.  Still, this was the first of Robert’s consultations to find Marie.  Regardless, Madam Cleo told Robert that Marie would return as suddenly as she left, in a mere few days.  Which, as we know, was not to occur as described.  Marie was destined to return, but not in a few days.
I expect Mr. Gann perceived Madam Cleo no more credible than we of our Miss Cleo.
Path 2; Professor O.B. Joyful. The second line of consultation was with the great Canadian astrologer, O.B. Joyful.  [Surely that wouldn’t be Mr. Gann’s associate Lorne Edward Johndro; teacher of math and physics, electrician and radio engineer who was born in Franklin Center, Canada.  And tragically committed suicide within hours of his wife’s passing on 11/11/1951.]  The good Professor took information of Robert’s birth date and place and made many calculations to arrive at a complex and astrologically reasoned conclusion that Robert would find Marie, at earliest, in two years but more likely in three to four years.  As we know, the Professor was right, but hardly helpful in terms of an exact date.  Would anyone want to place bets on a stock market based on two, three or four years?
The Professor does reveal the chance meeting of Robert and Marie which does come to pass in Paris when he sees her after her passing a mysterious indecipherable note to him.
Path 3; Lady Bersford.  The third consultation was with the spiritualist, Lady Bersford, at the recommendation of friends of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  A mystery appropriate to the level of Doyle’s great detective character, Sherlock Holmes emerges.  I’ll bypass the ‘friends’ story of Claire Douglass and Aunt Silly despite spiritual implications and get right to Lady Bersford.  [As an aside, I find it interesting that Aunt Silly was 110 years old and both the Mammouth Building and the World Trade Center towers were 110 stories, but I digress.]
Lady Bersford was inspired by Conan Doyle to use her spiritual talents to help people in need.  Google Sherlock Holmes and Bersford and, likely, the first link you’ll find will be to a collection of Agatha Christie short stories, “Partners in Crime,” first published in September 1929.  Not an exact match, the detective in the series of mysteries is Tuppence Beresford with an extra ‘e.’  Nevertheless, the Sherlock Holmes reference comes from the episode “The Case of the Missing Lady.”  Now that strikes a chord?  No?
Peel it a little further.  The ‘missing lady’ is Leigh Gordan.  No, not Marie Gordon, but Leigh Gordan.  [I was very disappointed that Pythagorean system numerology produced a number 28 for ‘Marie’ and 32 for ‘Leigh’.  Regardless, the similarities are striking.  The ‘o’ versus ‘a’ in the last name doesn’t “plug” the difference.]  
So what happened to Leigh Gordan?  She was abducted by the evil Dr. Horriston, “a most unscrupulous quack.”  Tommy Beresford (Tuppence’ husband and co detective) indicates the mystery was so unremarkable that they needn’t place the case in their records.  And, as we know, Gann does not provide the details of Marie’s disappearance.  
So what’s the distinctive feature of this 3rd path?  Most na├»ve readings of TTTA and the reference to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would conclude TTTA is a mystery and we need to decipher it as would Sherlock Holmes.  Duh.  Perhaps we should look at the substance of Robert’s interaction with Lady Bersford and her teaching if any.
In my thinking, the first importance of Doyle and Bersford is, like Madam Cleo, the chronology.  TTTA was published in 1927 (copyrighted in November 1927), and Agatha Christie’s “Partner’s in Crime” was first published, according to Wikipedia, in 1929.  Maybe Ms. Christie gave Mr. Gann an advanced copy two years earlier?  
My second thought is less farfetched.  It’s the substance of Lady Bersford’s teachings regarding the Marie’s mysterious note and the spirit, Laughing Waters.  The note that so many translators found objectionable was merely Robert’s strong will and psyche imposing on others its existence.  Lady Bersford reveals that she knew it did not exist and planted the suggestion in Robert’s mind.  Thereafter, Robert couldn’t find it and came to realize it did not exist.  It was Marie’s spirit that had appeared to Robert in Paris to give him hope.  And as Marie’s spirit appeared to Robert, so Laughing Waters spirit appears in order to provide Robert hope.  Whereupon, Robert realizes he has found the right path:

Greater assurance of Marie’s return.  The ‘when’ is when the struggles and sorrows have been overcome.   But, there isn’t any date.
Path 4;  A proposal.  To this point we have a progression of Robert’s inquiry; from the charlatan Madam Cleo who was, at least partly, incorrect, to the greater, but still unspecific, knowledge Canadian O.B. Joyful, to the much more insightful Lady Bersford who leads Robert to understand ‘when’ Marie will return (when his tribulations are complete).  I’d argue, each is a step from one level of understanding and specificity to one greater.  
Revisit a previous essay regarding the ‘promise’ of the Foreword to TTTA and the monument to its having been realized.  Condensed the promise would be:
    “The future will become an open book.”
And when will one know when that promise has been realized. 
“Robert Gordon’s 7 days will no longer be a mystery because you will have gained an understanding.”
I propose one must understand Robert Gordon’s 7 days and, absent the unraveling of the dynamics of that exercise, one cannot predict the future any greater than by the first three methods.  And those methods are indeterminate.  As it appears to me as an accountant and amateur mathematician, Robert Gordon’s 7 days is a mystery in math, trigonometry and physics (astrophysics).  But that's me and I'm biased.  And that said, that constitutes the fourth path IMO.
And when Robert completes the 7 days, Marie returns.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Boylai and Guardjieff weigh in on Robert Gordon's 7 days

One might subtitle this, “Why there are no straight lines in nature.”  This is going to take a long time to get to the punch line.  For me, this component of the RG story became a personal epiphany which I do not here overstate.  For others who endure it to the end will find it a yawn, maybe someone will 'consume' it.  I don’t care because this is my journey.
Recall the Robert Gordon spreadsheet which tracks RG’s 22 stops in “7 days” and 20 intervals of distance in between.  Obviously, the number of notes and intervals, respectively, in the second scale of octaves according to Russell Smith.  In that spreadsheet RG travels 33,543 crow fly miles from east to west circumnavigating the Earth. I segregate the 33543 mile between the east to west miles and the north to south miles by both Haversine formula and by referencing distances according to popular distance calculators.  The E/W miles were 18213 miles and the N/S miles were 0 miles, net.  Here is the spreadsheet for convenience:

Let’s simplify the numbers with some rationale.  Gann intended that we find the E/W miles were 18842, not 18213 miles and N/S miles were 18842 miles, not 0.  Why?  Because at the latitude of the NYSE (the misspelled ‘Mammouth’ Building) is 40.7069* and the circumference of the Earth at that latitude is given by cos(radians(40.7069))*3956*3.14159.  [The E/W distance calculated on the spreadsheet differs from the theoretic value of 18842 likely because Haversine doesn’t perfectly compute spherical distance, nor does any method since the value of pi indeterminate.]  
Now, why is N/S distance 18842 versus 0 on the spreadsheet.  If you add the absolute values of the N/S miles you find 18495 miles, not 0.  The 0 is net miles.  And, once again, I propose that Gann wanted us to find the circumference of the Earth at the 40.7069* latitude since he devised RG’s trip to be so close to that magic number, 18842.  Both E/W and N/S were very close to the magic number…not a coincidence IMO.  Contrived for a point.
So, we have 2 revised distances.  That questions the third distance, the total trip miles of 33543 crow fly miles.  The spreadsheet found that, at only one point in the entire trip did the total miles equal the application of the Pythagorean theorem to the X and Y legs of the mileages….when RG arrived home.  At that point, the then used X and Y legs plugged into the theorem gave us a 33630 mile trip.  That’s pretty darn close to the actual miles of 33543.  Again, Impossible for me to conclude that Gann did not intend for us to find that Pythagorus did not contrive RG’s trip with this in mind.  Let’s refine that hypotenuse with Gann’s intended value of the total crow fly miles.  It is:

OMGosh, that didn’t work.  We needed to find something close to 33630 miles as the hypotenuse.  Need to remember, Gann gave us a ‘key’ on TTTA pages 400 and 401 of 100 / 60 = 1.6666.  When we found that hypotenuse of 33630 miles (that was validated by the actual miles of 33543) we had to measure N/S distance from the equator, not from the 40.7069 latitude.  And eemember, the 40.7069 latitude provided a net N/S 0 miles so that would wreak havoc on the Pythagogrean squaring.  So, we calc’d the total distances from the equator to the various stops as 47117 miles and backed that down to 28271 mile via Gann’s ‘key’ 100 / 60 or 1.666.  With X and Y legs of 18213 and 28271 miles (47117 'equator' miles / 1.666) the theorem gave us 33630 miles.  Try it.  Again, Gann contrived with a purpose.  That 100 / 60 key wasn’t just an accident IMO.
So, since Gann had to fake the N/S mileage by expanding it to the equator, how do we relate it to the true N/S miles.  Let’s see if there’s a bread crumb by dividing the 28271 by the theoretic N/S absolute miles (the circumference of the Earth) or 28217 / 18842 = 1.5004.  Can exactly 1.5 be a coincidence?  Don’t think so.
So here’s the final theoretic length of the trip according to Mr. P’s theorem:

All is now simplified.  We now have 2 legs of 18842 (one extended by a key of 1.500) and a hypotenuse of 33968.  [We also have a sphere of 18842 miles in circumference but that's for another day.  Hint, cube the sphere as opposed to square the circle.]  From this point forward, those are the values I’ll use for N/S mileage, E/W mileage and the crow fly mileage (18842, 18842 and 33968, respectively).  I hope I remember that.  A beautiful and perfect isosceles right triangle.  Gosh, that seems so very very wrong because RG’s trip zig zaged all over the map.  Nothing right about that!!!! 
Mssrs. Boylai, Guardjieff, what say you?  
Ahh, Mr. Jonas “Boy genius” Boylai?  Mr. B was obsessed with proving Euclid’s #5 parallel postulate from his childhood until his demise.  His writings as a teenager were commented on by Carl Friederick Gauss saying Boylai’s ideas on the the parallel postulate were those he’d harbored for many years.  Whereupon a firestorm of controversy erupted over the authorship of the concept.  Whether it was Boylai, Gauss or Lobachevsky that came up with the seed of non-Euclidian geometry is unimportant.  But their collateral proof (story) is instructional for our Robert Gordon trip.  Pardon the CPA description as they don’t teach this on the finite, linear CPA exam.  The parallel postulate states that two vectors intersecting a third vector at the same angle on the same side of the third line will never meet.   As the story goes (recollection), the parallel postulate is invalid when one draws two lines perpendicular to the equator and extends them.  As do longitude lines, they meet at the north or south poles.  Two parallel lines that meet…invalidating Euclid's 5th postulate.  Hence, we have non Euclidian geometry.  The 5th postulate is correct only in planar Euclidan geometry.
And Robert Gordon?  He was, no doubt intentionally IMO, confined to ‘vibrating’ between the poles.  Violating the poles would interfere with Gann’s demonstration of the E/W mileage being a proxy for time.  Ponder that for a while.  I’m pondering it and it’s my ‘solution’ de jour at the moment.  It might be a naive and unsophisticated solution but its the best I have at the moment.
Where might Mr. Guardjieff stand on all this?  We have a perfectly circular/spherical straight line (not really contradictory in non Euclidian space when you think about circumnavigating the sphere) which is E/W 18842 miles long at the 40.7069 latitude or X axis.  And we have a perfect 18842 N/S miles, but it doesn’t cross the north or south pole so it’s impossible that it be circular/spherical.  Or is it?  Just as perplexing, we have a solution for a perfect isosceles right triangle (isosceles and right are redundant but lets live with that) but the Y axis is anything but straight.  What say you G?
G speaks: “Jimmy Jimmy, fear not.  Take a look at page 128 " of “In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky (whose “Tertium Organum” was on Gann’s reading list).
[I must insert a note here to underscore my complete shock/astonishment.  I recalled the below development of the octave and ‘no straight lines’ in nature in Ouspensky.  But I wasn’t ready to find it on Ouspensky's page 128.  Why is page 128 important?  Well, 128 is twice the value of what Cousto calls “the primary tone c”.  But that provides me minor amusement.  Please recall my claim that Gann introduced the Pythagorean diatonic scale on page 128 of TTTA and confirmed it with John Clifford’s poem of the blacksmith’s anvil on page 129 (Clifford, whom I believe, at the moment, to be Sir John Herbert Clifford, a contemporary of Gann and, whom I believe, at the moment, to have been a master Mason).  Gann refers to the diatonic scale on page 128 of TTTA and G relates the diatonic scale to the circle on page 128 of Ouspensky’s work not published until several decades later.  Coincidence of Humbolt kosmos?  Without any evidence beyond coincidence, I nevertheless think not.] 
On Ouspensky's page 128 you find the linear Pythagorean diatonic scale forms a circle.   When one creates a linear reflection of the diatonic scale ((it is inherently linear) you get an irregular ‘vibrating’ jerky line.  But, when you invert the angle at each ‘retardation’ pivot, you find that it will create a circle.  And here is the circle that G was said to have created for students and as published by Ouspensky:

G would tell us that all activities are, in reality, a circle, even though they do not appear to be a circle?  RG’s trip E/W was an obvious, very ratable circle around the equator; a planar slice of a sphere.  But the 18842 mile N/S counterpart of his trip was not an apparent circle…..but for, that is, the fact that Gann conceived/contrived it to be the same distance of the N/S circle; 18842 miles.  Again, too coincidental.
And my personal amazement cannot stop there.  So as G might explain Gann’s N/S mileage as circular in the RG trip, so echoes Gann of G’s reflection (a chronologic improbability as Gann published first by decades) on the circular nature of all things (TTTA pg. 76):

Many meanings in that paragraph; geometric, metaphysical, spiritual.  Powerful.
At some point, I expect this journey of mine to relate the proxy E/W mileage to time and N/S mileage to price.  For now, I remain awestruck. Will Gann's promises in his Foreword to TTTA be realized?


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Parsing Mr. Gann's promise in TTTA

I have reformatted the next to the last paragraph of the Foreword to The Tunnel Thru the Air to an argument:


“When you read it the third time, a new light will dawn.
You will find the hidden secret, the veiled meaning and
will understand why the Bible says, “Seek and ye shall
find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.”

  1. “You will want to understand more about the Bible.”
  2. “Then read the Bible three times and you will know why it is the greatest book ever written. It contains the key to the process by which you may know all there is to know and get all that you need to supply your demands and desires.”
  3. “You will appreciate why Solomon said, “Wisdom is the principal thing: therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting, get understanding.”
  4. “The future will become an open book.”
  5. “You will know that by following the laws laid down in the Bible, man’s last great enemy, Death, will be overcome and will understand why Jesus rose on the third day and rested on the seventh day.”
  6. “Robert Gordon’s seven days will no longer be a mystery because you will have gained understanding.”
Six consequences.  Okay, I understand 1, 2 and 3.  

Item 4 is a major promise.  Very important.  But how do we know when the promise is realized?  

Number 5 is a promise but its very curious to me.  Death will be overcome.  Jesus rested on the 7th day?

Number 6 leads me to believe that IF I understand the mystery of Robert Gordon, I will have passed a test of sorts and can then be confident I have gained understanding.  That I will possess the promises of 4 and 5.

RG's 7 days, a work in progress for me.  Way more than 3 readings for this chimp thus far Mr. Gann.  You must have been talking about smart people.


Robert Gordon's circle

Continuing my personal journey in understanding Tunnel Thru the Air, I happened to consider Mr. Gann's use of the word 'circle.'  He used the word 8 times, 5 of which were 'circled' as opposed to 'circle'; pages 76, 88, 174, 287, 322, 394, 400 and 401.

Obviously, 8 / 5 = 1.60 or phi.  Obviously, the concept of the circle follows Gann's theme that all things in nature are elliptical (a circle is theoretic perfection of the ellipse) as he writes on page 76:
Remember, everything in this universe is elliptical or circular in motion; that applies both to the abstract and the concrete, the mental, physical and spiritual.  Every thought you think makes a circle, and it comes back to you. It may take years but you will get the effects, good or evil, according as the thought was either good or evil. That is a truth we should learn, and the world will be the better for it.

Not so obviously, 8 is the number of notes in the diatonic scale.  The diatonic scale attributed to Pythagoras contains 8 notes (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si and do - again) that define 7 intervals.  The 8th note, ‘do’, is a repetition of the first and is both the beginning of the higher octave and the ending of the lower octave.  ‘do’ might, logically, be thought of as the beginning and ending of a circle.  ‘do’, also known as ‘c’, is most often consider 256 vibrations per second.  Its multiples and divisions by 2 yield higher and lower ‘do’s’ or ‘c’s’and those vibrations are found in nature; 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512….  Remember the memory size growth of the first computers…16K then, 32, then 64, then 128….

I’d suggest that we can think of the diatonic scale as a circle beginning and ending with ‘do.’  But we when we write it we write it as a vector.  The marriage of the linear and circular perhaps?  Deeper…make that the planar and the spherical?  File that thought away for the moment as I provide some more support for the meaningfulness of connecting the circle and the diatonic scale.

As Gann often does, a couple disconnected numbers on page 128 are thrown out that seem odd for their inclusion:  

A popular author of fiction boasts 9,000,000 copies of his book published in eight years. 240,000,000 copies of the Bible have been sold in the same eight years.

8, 9 and 24.  8 is the number of notes defining the diatonic scale.  24 /8 = 3 which is one of two laws, the Law of 3 and the Law of 7,  that define the subdivisions of the diatonic scale.  That same 3 defines ‘fa’ at 1 / 3 = .333 and ‘la’ at 2 / 3 = .666.  Continuing, 9 /8 = 1.125, the note re.  That remainder, .125 and its multiples gives you mi at .125 X 2 = .250, sol at .125 X 4 = .500, si at .125 X 7 = .875.  

Not sold on the idea that Gann meant to connect the Bible missive and Pythagoras’ diatonic scale?  Read the first lines of the poem on the page after page 128:  

Last we passed beside a blacksmith’s door,
And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime,
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor
Old hammers worn with beating years of time.

It is the story of how Pythagoras, walking by the blacksmith’s shop, heard the various tones made by the blacksmith striking different hammers against the anvil and thereby creating differing tones.  [Though the ‘story’ is discredited, it remains the written record (see Nichomachus in The Manual of Harmonics) of events that reportedly prompted Pythagoras to, however he accomplished it, create the diatonic scale.]  I'll note the poem brings in the concept of "beating years of time" but not add comment….time and circularity…. as in "nothing new under the Sun" etc…..context for another day's essay.

Oh, and did I mention the above begins with page 128;  lower c or lower ‘do’?

Back to the idea that the diatonic scale may unite the linear and the circular.  But first recall my various essays on “Robert Gordon’s 7 days” (actually, they’re pretty forgettable if you aren’t a TTTA obsessive).  RG set forth on a circular trip, east to west, around the Earth in, reportedly, 7 days.  Of course, he bounced back and forth, north and south, east and west, between cities during his trip.  Ultimately, he returned to New York City on the 7th day plus 5 hours.  In those essays I found that, if you segregated the east and west miles (horizontal on the xy axis) from the north and south miles (vertical on the xy axis) the linear Pythagoras theorem calculation of a trip would equal the total distance RG traveled.  More to the essays, RG’s trip did not look like a triangle (to say the least) but Gann created the distances necessary to MAKE the math calculate of a Pythagorean right triangle.  

Again back to the linear and the circular…planar and spherical.  RG takes a circular trip around the spherical Earth proving the hypotenuse of a Pythagorean right triangle…..a linear/planar construct.  [There is a formula for a spherical Pythagorean right triangle.] 

And now to tie in the Pythagorean diatonic scale.  In the “Robert Gordon’s 7 days” essays, you’ll find that a diatonic ‘nothing to all’ scale of 0 to 32768 (based on Russell Smith’s terminology of “all to nothing” being from 0 to 2^15 or 32768) defined Robert Gordon’s 7 days.  RG left New York City at 0 miles, circled the Earth with many diversions from the “straight line” and ultimately returned to New York City 5 days and 5 hours later having traveled 33,543 miles later.  He left at 0 miles or the lowest possible ‘do’ or note c and returned at 32,768 miles or ‘do’ or note c (shame on you Mr. Gann, your mileage missed the ideal by 775 miles).  

[Did I say 5 days and 5 hours as opposed to 7 days as billed?  That's another daydream which was previously considered as well…. and answered incorrectly.]

Whew, such are the things I think about in the wee hours between sleep and awareness.  I need to get a life.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Robert Gordon and QQQs

My reading of "Robert Gordon's 7 days" is that RG circumnavigated the globe in 5 days and 5 hours....not 7 days.  A recalcitrant reprobate binge sitting on a bench in Central Park would have seen 6 sun rises from 7am on July 21 to the 7th day at just before noon.  But RG would have seen only 5.  If so, that would be 125 hours.  

QQQs first trade was 3/10/1999 (presumably 9:30am).  If you add 1086 intervals of 125 hours from that date you arrive at 9/3/2014, the date of the extended and regular hours all time high for QQQs.  If you add three more intervals of 125 hours you arrive at tonight and we are revisiting that extended market high as I write this note.

Let's see what the 'morrow brings.  Oh, and here's a chart:


Friday, September 5, 2014

Singularity in SPX?

**The below is incredible wrong.  I'm using 8/5/2014 and the current month is 9/5/2014.  Blame it on two pots of coffee before 8:30am or stupidity.  But it does point to the problem of finding a number emerge from the market which makes you go "Oh my" and then jumping off a cliff.  Numbers need to be placed in an order.  The ancient word for order was 'cosmos.'**

In "The Square Spiral" Treavor Casey finds the square of 9 produces meaningful results because it models in 2D the 3D pyramid.  The meaningful results do not occur as a rule or law but because the So9 finds points of higher *likelihood* that a 'singularity has occurred.

Digging deeper, Casey indicates the market is comprised of complex  quadratic relationships that would challenge even the mega computers designed to model global climate (no, not climate change). Where the complex relationships find a common solution (similar to solving simultaneous linear equations), you have a singularity.

We all know singularities by some other name.  Where we look back at a great pivot and see that it occurred at a price that was a multiple of Phi from the reference point and the square of the number of days it took from the date of pivot a and pivot b.  As if there's a rule that can be gleaned from that relation, we expect it to occur the next time we get to a price of that Phi relation or a square of that number of days....  and it doesn't.

Nevertheless, today might have some interesting numerological relations.

Price increase between periods a geometric factor of 3 over a cubic or exponential relation of the same time period.  Poetry in math?

A simple octave of 0-2048 (2048 = 2^15) would have price of 2011 only 37 points below 2048 or DO at the higher note C.  2011 would be note SI at four levels of octave.  And note C according to Guardjieff would be the note at which 'force' from outside the system must be introduced into the octave to progress further.  Otherwise the system, if it is ascending, will reverse to decline.

Something, perhaps, to provide an 'aha' should the week have created a meaningful top.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Robert Gordon's 7.83333 days

Such a simple but profound lesson *I think* Gann teaches us.  How many days, in round numbers, is Robert Gordon’s 7 days?  Simple a, b or c choice….6 days, 7 days or 8 days?  This may take a while so if the answer comes naturally to you, skip to the “Moral to the story” line.  It takes me a while and several bloviating paragraphs just to convince myself.
If I were the Supreme Commander and faced with the choice, would I travel southwest and destroy the Allied Enemy Command in Mexico City or would I travel east and attack the home of the enemy?  Gann chose to send Robert Gordon east to London.  A purpose or just a useless part of the story?  I'd probably go after Mexico City, but that's me, an accountant, not a general.
East is the same direction as the Earth spins on its axis.  For the moment, forget the extra 4-5 hours beyond 7 days that RG traveled (he returned to New York City at about noon and therefore 4-5 hours greater than 7 days).  Let’s just deal with days.
Beginning on July 21, 1932 at 7am, a person sitting on a New York City park bench would not see sun rise #1 for another 22.5 hours.  That day’s sunrise had already occurred by 7am.  So RG leaves NYC at 7am and travels in the same direction as the rotation of the earth to London, Berlin Paris.  Let’s flip forward to 7am on July 22, 1932 and visit the fella on the park bench.  He saw the sun rise 1.5 hours ago.  RG is 3700 miles or so east of NYC.  Did RG see the first sunrise before the fella on the park bench?  Of course he did.  At the end of the first day RG was roughly 3 hours east of NYC ‘vibrating’ around London and Berlin.
Proof?  Ponder this time line in TTTA for yourself:
  • July 21, 1932, RG leaves NYC at 7am.  Page 393
  • “Supreme Commander Gordon then proceeded on the following day to Berlin.  That would be July 22 wouldn’t it?  Page 394 
  • “The President notified him that France would declare a holiday and give him a reception greater than that tendered Captain Lindbergh when he landed there on May 21st, 1927.”  Page 395
No, not exact proof but a suggestion, perhaps, that the great celebration occurred on a monthly anniversary of Lindbergh’s….the 21st.  If so, RG had been traveling more than a day and the date had not changed.  Again, not proof but otherwise, "Why the date Mr. Gann?"
Gann doesn’t otherwise tell us much about time during RG’s trip and probably for a reason.  And the reason being that we must assume the trip was somewhat ratable.  If so, then the second day RG was another 3-4 hours further east and saw the sun rise 7-8 hours earlier than the fella on the park bench in NYC.  So you get my drift.  At the end of 7 NYC days and 7 NYC sun rises, RG sees the 7th  sunrise 21 hours earlier than the NYC vagrant.
I think it’s c, roughly 8 days plus a couple hours.  By RG’s time he was gone 8 sun rises.  Think of it this way.  The earth at the equator spins at a speed relative to a fixed star at roughly 24,901 miles / 24 hours or 1,037 MPH.  Hmmm, wasn’t the St. Marie capable of 1,000 MPH?  RG could have made that trip in 1 day plus change, but he took 8 days (or 7 days by NYC stationary time).  Obviously, RG made 20 diversions from the straight line to visit locations north and south.  He traveled an angled distance which is much farther than a straight line distance.  But he also spent some time at some locations “vibrating” or circling the location.  [Again, hmmm, kinda like Russell Smith describes vibrating about specific notes in his discussion of the ‘duality’ on page 43.  Was Gann telling us that certain points in the trip ‘vibrate’ as might occur during the progression of the diatonic scale?  Context for another essay perhaps?]  
Getting to the moral of the 8 day story.  The stock market travels east to west just like RG.  Look at the X Y stock charts; left to right, the direction of time as we know it.  Ponder that.  And just like RG, the stock market travels part time, not full time.  In Mr. Gann’s day, the regular trading hours were largely 10am to 2pm as best I can determine.  There were Saturday trading hours for some periods, but largely 20 hours a week for the stock market. [I should go back and check the dates of RGs cotton, beans and Major Motors trades to see if any were on Saturday, but I have not.]
So, IF the stock market travels the same speed as Earth rotates, in the same direction, and travels only 20 hours over 7 days of stationary time, when will the stock market see the 8th sun rise.  In terms of stationary New York City time, I believe it will take 7 stationary New York City days plus 4 hours. 
And Robert Gordon saw 8 sun rises in 7 New York City days plus 4 hours, arriving back in NYC just before noon of the 7the New York City day.
Is Robert Gordon’s 7 days (errr 7.83333 days or [(8 X24 - 4 ) / 24 because he was 4 hours short of the 8th sunrise) telling us something about the market’s short term cycle?  ….The time of one complete cycle of vibration?  do re mi fa sol la si do….
Lastly, keep in mind the market "travels" 32.5 hours per week these days.
“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”  
Francis Bacon, “The Essays.”


Monday, September 1, 2014

Robert Gordon's 7 days - perfecting the solution

A couple things have bothered me about the most recent iteration of my journey in discovering RG's journey:

1. 21 or 22 stops on the trip - RG stopped in 21 cities and compared to 3 consecutive diatonic octaves you would have 22 notes.  8 notes X 3 minus two do's that are shared between octaves.  22 notes defines a scale (0) octave (according to Russell Smith's notation in Cosmic Secrets) and 3 inner octaves of scale (1). 22 notes.  Gann needed to give us one more city.

2. Calculated distance of the trip versus Pythagoras distance - The hypotenuse of distances traveled was 32,242 miles while the Law of Haversine computes 33,298 miles (as does MapCrow). That's not a big difference, but I suspect Mr. Gann was more attuned to exactness than that level of gap.  

3. 21 or 22 notes on the diatonic scale - RG left from New York City and the beginning of the octave would therefore be DO at 0.  Since he was traveling 33,298 miles, define the scale (0) octave as 0 to 32,768 (2^15).  I previously found that at a computed hypotenuse of  32,242 miles, RG returned to NYC at SI-SI-Si-si….short of DO-DO-Do-do.  That was not poetically pleasing to me so, if Mr. Gann were orchestrating this as I expect, he wouldn't let that occur. 

So, at the prompting of Dan B. I re read the trip and took a second look at RG’s stop at the Dardanelles to destroy ships on the Black Sea.  When I defined the Dardanelles as the 22nd stop on RG’s trip, lo and behold all of the criticisms above disappeared.  Here is the newest iteration of the spreadsheet:

Obviously, there are now 22 stops defined in the trip which perfectly defines the number of notes of the first level of diatonic notes.

The haversin and MapCrow distance of the trip expanded to 33,542 miles but the Pythagoras theorem computed hypotenuse of the trip expanded to 33,630….incredibly close.  This cannot be chance….this is the master Gann teaching those who are dedicated.  See the yellow highlighted cells of the worksheet.

And the diatonic tone of 33,600 miles on a diatonic scale of 32,768….it is well within the range such that Robert began his trip at DO and ended his trip at DO….not SI.  See the blue highlighted cells of the spreadsheet.

Mr. Gann dotted every ‘i’ and crossed every ‘t’.  That’s exactly how I’d do it were I endowed with such unspeakable genius of Mr. Gann.  

I now have happy ending.  But every ending in an octave is a beginning,