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

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Losing a child is, indeed, a nightmare. 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. Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite field of study with a bit of disdain. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Perhaps when it first came out, it was ground-breaking and intriguing, so people ignored how poorly it was written.

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May 30, Hadrian rated it frich not like it Shelves: 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. The fact that he really demonstrated a lack of knowledge on the space part is one thing, but I got the distinct impression that he had misunderstood what the past was like.

But Piri Reis said that he had drawn that map himself using older maps, and the map is consistent with the cartographic knowledge of that time.

One reason I love the ancient astronaut theory is because it brings light to all the thing archaeology conveniently “overlooks”. Jul 08, Maude rated it it was amazing.

I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book. Why and gkds our ancient peoples did things that would be extraordinarily difficult to do even with the advent of 21st century technology is not an unknown to be scoffed at, and we do not even now have the answers. One thing to think about is that they could survive without technology and we could not.


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As far as inacuracies, the book was written in the late ‘s. As long as that prevails, works like these will keep dnaiken attaining best-selling status. These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure. Jul 26, Arun Divakar rated it did not like it.

I proudly give this book a 5 star rating because he erihc 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.

Berner Zeitung in German. The film was released in in West Germany and first appeared in the United States the following year. The rocket shape is actually two serpents joining their heads at the bottom, with the rocket “flames” being the beards of the serpents. Although many of the theories are nothing but wild postulation, the subject matter is interesting.

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Ancient astronaut speculation Esoteric anthropogenesis Living people Mythographers New Age writers People convicted of fraud People from Zofingen Pseudoarchaeology Pseudohistorians births 20th-century Swiss writers 21st-century Swiss writers. Ancient Aliens 7 14 Jan 25, View all 16 comments.

Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book. Anyone who argues otherwise formed their judgments before reading this book. Honestly, I have a lot more respect for Erich von Daniken than I do bloats like the charits “genius” Stephen Hawking.

May 28, Beck Wenger rated it really liked it. Econ Verlag now part of Ullstein Verlag was willing to publish the book after a complete reworking by a professional author, Utz Utermannwho used the pseudonym of Wilhelm Roggersdorf. Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? But the PBS television series Nova determined that the stones were modern, and located the potter who made them.

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However, the technique of construction is well understood, the tools the Egyptians used are known, marks left in the quarries by those tools are still visible, and many examples of the tools are preserved in museums. What do we mean when we say that heaven is in the clouds? 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 godw untidy theory. People who automatically disregard Daniken because his notions may sound “bizarre” need to do their own research and experience things.

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ZofingenAargauSwitzerland. Can all these related phenomena merely be dismissed as coincidence? What I do know is that any civilization advanced enough to visit us would be so far beyond us at this point that it is perfectly feasible that they would be able to do so undetected as we already have stealth technologies that evade our own detection to a large degree and we are centuries, if not millenia from deep space travel.

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’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B. Surely Victorian England was visited and ruled by the Time Lords who then vanished.

It fed upon people’s need to feel that we come from something “out there. A Bods of Facts and Beliefs. His opinions have emotions that range from mild scorn to incredibly racial and blatantly vitriolic. It was almost as if his idea was taking a credibility piggyback on established science.

Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it must have been someone from space.