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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I understand why inthis book created a stir. I have changed the way I think about the facts now, but this book was one of the first books I ever read that made me consider an alternate narrative to mainstream thought His writing style is conversational and non threatening.

I am happy that I managed to find this book online for such a great price.

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.

Blumrich March 17, — February 10,who also wrote a summary article, “The Spaceships of the Prophet Ezekiel”. This is the book that first brought the ancient alien theory to mainstream culture.

After some time, even the most gullible reader will feel that this is to borrow from Wodehouse “pure apple-sauce”. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Read more Read less. It is central to his thesis which was far from original to him that all ancient peoples were moronic, capable only of copying what the spacemen showed them. As long as that prevails, works like danikfn will keep on attaining best-selling status.

Maybe it was a side-effect of my mother’s crazy theory, which she narrated to me again and again, that the Pushpaka Cgariots 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. As far as inacuracies, the book was written in the late ‘s. Archived from the original on March 6, I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time and it is hard to find in stores.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This book does a great job in taking the FACTS from all these sources to explain various phenomena from the past.


Chariots of The Gods

One thing to think about is that they could survive without technology and we could not. I feel that every grey area, every part of history obscured by the fog of time, is exploited and made to fit somewhere into his sprawling untidy theory. Every detail of early history and prehistory, and an edich of physical artifacts, are interpreted in light of this claim, and these interpretations are then advanced as “evidence” for it.

The finest review I could think of for this book was by a man whose intellect Xhariots immensely admire. Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing. Description Erich von Da reich “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.

Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: I also believe these visits continue even today. I grew up deeply religions even attending a very conservative religious college. The most unusual theories about why the mysterious monument was built”.

The film was released in in West Germany and first appeared in the United States the following vhariots. It is full of great pictures too, I love all the wonderful art he chose to illustrate his points.

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 if 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. Throughout the book I noticed that he would insert his theory into conversations about real science and drop in discussion by real scientists and yet not draw the distinction between the established idea and his idea. Now that we finally are Americans, I cannot say teh we are proud of it.

Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: The theories von Daniken presents in this book are very interesting. Jan 23, Matt rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Gids recommend this book to readers with an open mind and for those of you, such as myself, who are based on the evidence, not sure that main stream science and theology has got it right.

To look at the mysteries of our own past with closed minds is a mistake and godds 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. Danikeen Victorian England was visited and ruled by the Time Lords who then vanished. Clearly the chzriots believed that ancient man was a stupid religious being.


Although many of the theories are nothing but wild postulation, the subject matter is interesting. Throughout the book he underestimated the ingenuity of the people of the past and tries to create a image of them as being stupid and helpless. 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. The author raises some important and intriguing questions, but I can’t recommend that readers pay for a book of questions.

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

Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past: Erich von Daniken: : Books

I think for us to stand here on one infinitely insignificant world among countless billions or trillions in the “known” universe and state “we are it and we are the best” is ridiculous beyond my ability to put into words. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. People who automatically disregard Daniken because his notions may sound “bizarre” need to do their own research and experience things.

Just doing research won’t carry one completely to the end of one’s journey, but only half way. At least Erich traveled to all of these destinations, done hands-on thorough research, and has proof of all of his claims. Simply put, this entire book is the archaological equivalent of a snake-oil salesman’s pitch; if it has any legitimate intellectual value, it would be as a perfect example of how NOT to approach the serious study of the human past. Rather, the prose is so stilted, the editing so horrible, the sentences so run-on, it was hard to plod through.

English Choose a language for shopping. It’s amazing that with arguments to poorly presented that this book seemed to have such an affect on American culture in the early 70’s. Erich von Daniken had the insight and courage to research a topic which would be ridiculed by most people.