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 Däniken’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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View tods 68 comments. Half way through I lost track of what the theory was supposed to be. Von Daniken’s thesis which sold a surprising number of books, and has made him a prosperous man is that, from the Old Stone Age down into the ancient Iron Age, Earth was repeatedly visited, on all parts of the globe, by advanced aliens who are responsible for all of mankind’s religions, and for virtually all the architectural and scientific achievements of the ancient world.

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Danikne can’t resist going off on the same vein again – How can anyone imagine thee animals? The book was extensively rewritten by its editor, Wilhelm Roggersdorf a pen name of the German screenwriter Wilhelm “Utz” Utermann. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Lists with This Book. Mar 20, Manybooks rated it did not like it Recommends it for: It is full of great pictures too, I love all the wonderful art he chose to illustrate his points.

Sign in to comment: He also hypothesized that artwork throughout the world could be interpreted as depicting helmeted astronauts, fantastic air and space vehicles, intricate spaceports, and complex machines far outside any known human technologies of the time. No self-respecting stargazer or sci-fi conventioneer was without this bible of the bizarre, which postulated that our planet had been a stopover point thousands of years ago for interstellar visitors who shared futuristic technology with ancient civilizations.


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I read the book like a wild piece of fiction and was not disappointed. The mistake is to rigidly try to classify the myths as facts or stories. Not because of large words or the difficulty of the issues. Can godx still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd?

A total waste of time.

What I like most about Erich and his books is that instead of trying to disprove ancient godd quotations are necessary because technically it is not mythology, but very old religion and events that took teh in the ancient world like many researchers seem to do dankken days, he proves that all of it is very much real. Losing a child is, indeed, a nightmare. Very fake and very creative. Return to Book Page.

I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. This book is a prime example. The Last Kingdom Tag: Von Daniken blithely ignores close to a century of archaeological and anthropological theory so that he can tilt at the windmills of some imagined scientific “establishment.

Archived from the original on March 6, Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it.


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From Jesus Christ to Elvis Presley, every culture tells us of high-flying bird men who zoom around the world creating magnificent works of art and choosing willing followers to share in the eternal glory from beyond the stars.

Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: Archived from the original on April 19, 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. 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.

If you were alive in the s and had any level of interest in the pervasive culture of UFOsthen you totally owned a dog-eared paperback copy of Erich von Daniken’s ancient astronaut expose, Chariots of the Gods? It was almost as if his idea was taking a credibility piggyback on established science.

Skip to main content. What we have is a book-long rant of a crackpot enthusiast who cannot even get his mythology correct. I found the writing difficult to read. 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.