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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Chariots of the Gods?

It is central to his thesis which was far from original to him that all ancient peoples were moronic, capable only of c Chariots of the Gods?

It’s easier to believe something ridiculous like alien visitation before the more likely explanation of regular Earth people having the ability to puzzle things out for themselves. The author attempts to prove his theory that aliens visited ancient man by stating repeatedly that ancient man, given the knowledge they apparently possessed, could not have accomplished, without help, many of t 3.

But here is where it all began–von Daniken’s startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Ultimately this book is worth reading so that you can observe all the twists, turns and sidesteps the author goes through to try and convince you.

Coming at this from the background of astrophysics I can see enough misrepresentation of facts, falsities and misconceptions within his description of basic physics to lose trust in the author. This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author’s own popular sequel, The Eyes of the Sphinx. Mar 17, Nebuchadnezzar rated it did not like it Shelves: Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: The fact of the matter is that the author does not prove that aliens visited Earth at any time in our past, nor does he claim to have proof of it – ever.

Most incredible of all, however, is von Da niken’s theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers–and the archeological discoveries that prove it Whether you agree with Von Daniken or not, the information he cites is fascinatingly out of place with conventional histories.


View all 24 comments. Retrieved 20 March Looking for beautiful books? After some time, even the most gullible reader will feel that this is to borrow from Wodehouse “pure apple-sauce”. Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite fi Let me start of by saying that I do not accept this as the truth, however the some of ideas are not as far-fetched as they might seem at first.

It’s more of a pamphlet that raises questions. I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B. 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.

I felt the need to put out there that Half way through I lost track of what the theory was supposed to be. Mar 08, Werner rated it did not like it Recommends it for: What we have is a book-long rant of a crackpot enthusiast who cannot even get his mythology correct.

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 from the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Torrah, ancient ruins and scrolls, and so forth.

I’m also anti-Trump and anti-racist. The documentary was narrated by Rod Serling. 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.

I still think it’s pretty cool, but maybe I don’t think about aliens as much as I did then. Some of them of course are little out there but at least it opens you up to think on such grand scales. People who have read the book, please laugh along with me The mistake is to rigidly try to classify the myths as facts or stories.


A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs. Oct 07, Yigal Zur rated it liked it. His opinions have emotions that range from mild scorn to incredibly racial and blatantly vitriolic.

I’m a fan of the first season of Ancient Aliens and I wanted to read this book because it seems to be the one that started it all. Refresh and try again.

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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. I’d rathe Ellie wrote: I have eroch say he raised some interesting points, but my main interest was that it is often too difficult for people to believe that ancient cultures were very sophisticated and able to create things from their imaginations in much the same way we do.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million godw. 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. It involves the hypothesis that the technologies and religions of many ancient civilizations were given to them by ancient astronauts who were welcomed as gods.

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Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance–the dnilen book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens.

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