The Tunnel Thru the Air, Or, Looking Back from 1940 is a science fiction novel written by market forecaster William Delbert Gann in 1927. In the Foreword, Gann hinted that this book is more than just a novel because it “contains a valuable secret, clothed in veiled language. Some will find it the first time they read it, others will see it in the second reading, but the greatest number will find the hidden secret when they read it the third time.” Some traders believe Gann has encoded some techniques of financial astrology into this book, and some even claim that they have devoted a lifetime to study this text.
Introduction (By W. D. GANN):
“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” — Proverbs.
The Tunnel Thru the Air, to be worth reading, must do more than amuse and interest. It must be instructive to be of real value to the reader. This book has a threefold purpose:
- First, It is an interesting romance.
- Second, It teaches a moral lesson and proves the natural laws laid down in the Bible.
- Third, It shows the value of science, foreknowledge and preparedness.
It has been well said that truth is stranger than fiction. This story is founded on facts and events, many of which have happened or will happen in the future. The “Tunnel Thru the Air” is mysterious and contains a valuable secret, clothed in veiled language. Some will find it the first time they read it, others will see it in the second reading, but the greatest number will find the hidden secret when they read it the third time.
You will read it the first time because you are interested in the love story and for amusement. This will create a desire to read it a second time for instruction and knowledge. The second reading will unfold some of the hidden meanings and you will gain knowledge thru understanding, which will stimulate an incentive to put the knowledge gained into action. You will read it the third time because you want to make your dreams and ideals become real and find how to start knowledge into action.
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.” You will want to understand more about the Bible. 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. You will appreciate why Solomon said, “Wisdom
is the principal thing: therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting, get understanding.”
The future will become an open book. 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. Robert Gordon’s seven days will no longer be a mystery because you will have gained understanding. I believe The Tunnel Thru the Air will prove interesting and valuable to men and women in all walks of life. If it does, you will be thankful to the power that guided my hand in showing you the way to eternal Truth. My object will have been accomplished and I will have my reward.
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