Erich von Däniken’s “Chariots of the Gods” is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been. THE SEVEN MILLION COPY BESTSELLER The groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited .

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I was at a side entrance. Not once in this book does he claim to have such proof, and he repeats that over and over. I found the writing difficult to read. Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: I can’t resist going off on the same vein again – How can anyone imagine talking animals? Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. And one can see why. Chariots of the Gods? What we have is a book-long rant of a crackpot enthusiast chariofs cannot even get his mythology correct.

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I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions I’ve done it, it’s been with nonfiction books read in the past that I didn’t have leisure to review, but didn’t want people who might browse my shelves to think I agreed with or endorsed, just because I’d read them.

In one Goodreads group which some of my friends belong to, they’re having a discussion of the ethics of giving a book a one-star rating with no explanatory review; one person likened the practice to a drive-by shooting. Aug 06, David Boyce added it. May 28, Beck Wenger rated it really liked it. Von Daniken himself has no scientific or archaeological credentials –the blurb on one edition of this book calls him an “autodidact” in archaeology, which means self-taught, but sounds more impressive in Greek– but he does have two documented prison terms for fraud and embezzlement under his belt.


Published January 1st by Berkley first published January 1st Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it must have been someone from space. ZofingenAargauSwitzerland. Consensus among archeologists is that the Nazca lines were created by pre-Columbian civilizations for cultural purposes.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One thing to think about is that they could survive without technology and we could not. List of scientific skeptics Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Why and how our ancient peoples did things that would be extraordinarily difficult to do even with the advent of 21st century technology is not an unknown to be scoffed at, and we do not even now have the answers.

In that, this book holds true even today.

Chariots of The Gods

The documentary was narrated vom Rod Serling. View all 13 comments. Hardly ever was a total defeat so chariits, so fascinating, and so delighful! Jul 21, Laurie rated it really liked it. In my opinion, I feel that these kinds of things being told to us is just another way to brainwash people into thinking that it’s non-existent. If you tend to see Science as a lower form of life, then he will win you over in no time and have you nodding your head to most of his ideas.

The rocket shape is actually two serpents joining their heads at the bottom, with the rocket “flames” being the beards of the serpents.

Chariots of the Gods

Now that we finally are Americans, I cannot say that we are proud of daniksn. I gave it 3. Maybe it was a side-effect of my mother’s crazy theory, which she narrated to me again and again, that the Pushpaka Vimana in the epic Ramayana was a real aeroplane; and the sights described as Rama, Lakshmana and Sita flew back to Ayodhya from Sri Lanka was really written from first hand accounts.


Open Preview See a Problem? I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Errich, B. Charjots is not to deny that there are mysteries in the past, but then so are there in any field of human study – that does not mean that we have to postulate such excesses based dabiken so little evidence.

I proudly give this book a 5 star rating because he dared what most notable scholars wouldn’t do- to PROVE the existence of otherworldly and seemingly strange things in all cultures and religions whether it’d be things charoits the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Torrah, ancient ruins and scrolls, and so forth. I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book.

Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite field of study with a bit of disdain. As long as that prevails, works like these will keep on attaining best-selling status. I have always been intrigued about the possibility of alien life, so, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject.

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It goes like this: Views Read Edit View history. Just doing research won’t carry one completely to the end of one’s journey, but only half way. Misconceptions About the Pyramids”.

Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it mu I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool. Instead, Von Daniken holds firmly to the belief that the “mythologies” and artwork were actual records of witnessed events.

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