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 . Erich von Da niken’s “Chariots of the Gods” is a work of monumental importance– the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It is the equivalent of skimming through a text book that, for instance, says that a particular event in vln happened one way while there are many other books that say the event happened differently with each book stating its own either biased or credible theories, while walking away and claiming that you know everything that happened based upon one book and your own opinions.

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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 oof more impressive in Greek– but he does have two documented prison terms for fraud and embezzlement under his belt. Refresh and try again.

I have to clarify my rating here: I give it one star f Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. The book goes on to suggest that the origins of religions, including interpretations of the Old Testament of the Bibleare reactions to contact with an alien race.

I wanted to hear their theories on all the amazing feats accomplished but they chose to give very straightforward answers that while they make it easier to understand don’t really seem to fit. I have always been intrigued about the possibility of alien life, so, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject.

A great deal of our real history has been occluded by the irrational zealotries of past and maybe not so past religious and politcal authorities – an immeasurable shame. Scientific howlers abound and logical flaws proliferate yet the book sold in their millions and sparked off a host of imitators, some of which like Mystery of the Ancients by Craig and Eric Umland claiming that the Maya are the descendants of stranded explorers from beyond the solar system are so entrancingly funny that they may in fact be spoofs.

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I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B. Jun 06, Tony rated it did not like it Shelves: People who automatically disregard Daniken because his notions may sound “bizarre” need to do their own research and experience things.

Dec 14, Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it. The book also suggests that ancient artwork throughout the world could be interpreted as depicting astronauts, air and space vehicles, extraterrestrials, and complex technology. It goes like this: View all 15 comments.

He uses the breadth of citations and the assumption of reported events to propose the theory that these ancient Gods were, in fact, aliens who had brought advanced teaching to ancient peoples and had used their superior technologies to create the ruins that are still visible today. In my opinion, I feel that these kinds of things being told to us is just dinken way to brainwash people into thinking that it’s non-existent.

Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? Surely ancient India was home to intelligent and highly literate animals as well as the sporadic aliens, all conspiring to befuddle the poor humans into worshiping them and then mythologizing them.

We charoots cookies to give you charikts best possible experience. I felt the need to put out there that To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A total waste of time. The book was adapted as a German documentary film, Chariots of the Godsproduced by Terra-Filmkunst.

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In that, this book holds true even today. But here is where it all began–von Da 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 by aliens.

When I was young I was convinced that aliens had visited us on many occasions. I’m also anti- Ellie wrote: Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Although many of the theories are nothing but wild postulation, the subject matter is interesting.

A great deal has been said about this book in the 84 years of its publishing history. 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 by aliens.

Product details Format Paperback 10 pages Dimensions x x His claims regarding at least two of these “artifacts” were demonstrated, and subsequently admitted by him, to be false; the PBS series Nova unmasked one of them as a deliberate fraud, and he subsequently defended the fraud as an ethically legitimate way of getting people to believe him. As far as inacuracies, the book was written in the late ‘s.


The book was extensively rewritten by its editor, Wilhelm Roggersdorf a pen name of the German screenwriter Wilhelm “Utz” Utermann. Retrieved 6 March SSR 1 2 Oct 07, To look at the mysteries of our own past with closed minds is a mistake and the questions raised in this book a book written for the sole purpose of raising the questions, not offering proof of their concrete veracity is a mistake, and it is irresponsible.

There were some terrible errors in this book. The global media rights to the book have since been purchased by Media Invest Entertainment which is developing a “degree entertainment” franchise entitled Chariots of the Gods.

Chariots of the Gods? : Erich von Däniken :

Yb you feel sorry for the hapless millions who have actually religiously accepted this charoits as a treatise on human evolution and birth of civilization.

He constantly portrays himself and anyone who believes him uncritically as heroes of free inquiry and bold unfettered thought, while any doubts as to his claims such as the skepicism of the entire scientific community is ascribed to obvious intellectual cowardice and obscurantist conformism. The theory in the original book is said to have influenced a variety of science fiction books, films, and television series.

Aliens are ‘watching us and could arrive on Earth in the next 20 years ‘ “.

Now aside from the fact that the information presented by the author is at best wildly speculative and weirdly imaginative, Chariots of the Vvon also and more importantly has a to me profoundly anti-humanistic and even perhaps borderline racist feel to it.

I don’t know if I’d go that far just yet, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility. Mar 08, Werner rated it did not like it Recommends it for: