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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There were some terrible errors in this book. Aug 06, David Boyce added it.

Time has undone the author and the claims he made in this book which once set the cash registers ringing in bookshops across the World. View all 15 comments. Archived from the original on March 6, Tulli Papyrus possibly 15th century B. 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.

But his speculations, the assertions as they are shown and presented in Chariots of the Gods and his other and similar books have always left a rather nastily bitter taste in my mouth, a feeling that the author in many ways actually tends to actively despise humanity, and that he especially despises and cannot accept the fact that individuals like the Mayans, the Egyptians, the Aztects were able to create, to think with cleverness and intelligence read their OWN cleverness and intelligence.

SSR 1 2 Oct 07, Anyone who argues otherwise formed their judgments before reading this book. Retrieved 27 March I soon lost my grin, became profoundly curious, and what followed was a wonderful experience, unusual in evert respect, an undertaking which was done exclusively in my spare time, since NASA, my employer, is not engaged in such matters.

And one can see why. Of course, I hope, to be not completely forgotten. Not once in this book does he claim to have such proof, and he repeats that over and over. 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.

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Instead, Von Daniken holds firmly to the belief that the “mythologies This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: Archived from the original on April 19, 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.


View all 68 comments. 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. Whether you agree with Von Daniken or not, the information he cites is fascinatingly out of place with conventional histories. The mistake is to rigidly try to classify the myths as facts or stories. These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure.

The finest review I could think of for this book was by a man whose intellect I immensely admire.

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Now that we finally are Americans, Dxniken cannot say that we are proud of it. Let me start of by saying that I do not accept this as the truth, however the some of ideas tye not as far-fetched as they might seem at first. 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.

Jul 26, Tim The Enchanter rated it liked it Shelves: It yhe the equivalent of skimming through a text book that, for instance, says that a particular event in history 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.

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. Chariots of charioots Gods? The process had been started 3 years earlier and had been delayed because of an erroneous entry into the system by a pass controller at Atlanta airport 20 years ago and also because my finger lines have faded away happens occasionally chairots older people.

Jul 26, Arun Divakar rated it did tthe like it. I’ll give him three stars for entertaining me. List of reported UFO sightings Sightings in outer space. One reason I love the ancient astronaut theory is because it brings light to all the thing archaeology conveniently “overlooks”.


Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. What I like most about Erich and his books is that instead of trying to disprove ancient “mythology” quotations are necessary because technically it is not mythology, but very old religion and events that took place in the ancient world like many researchers seem to do these days, he proves that all of it is very much real.

I have to 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.

View all 4 comments. I’d rather have someone not quite ready but with their heart in the ri Ancient Aliens 7 14 Jan 25, 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 vkn explanatory review; one person likened the practice to a drive-by shooting. What I like most about Erich and his books is that instead of trying to disprove ancient “mythology” quotations danioen necessary because technically it is not mythology, but very old reli I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book.

At least Erich traveled od all of these destinations, done hands-on thorough research, and has proof of all of his claims. Jungfrau Zeitung in German. Chariots of the Gods and Messages of the Gods. It mostly has to do with my books.

Chariots of The Gods

Retrieved 30 January Von Daniken, in Chariots of the Gods, has looked across broad geographic regions, evidences, and time periods to assemble a host of information that contradicts the mainstream interpretation that ancient civilizations were less advanced than our own. 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.

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