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. Von Daniken’s sequels to this book, “Gods from Outer Space” and “The Gold of The Gods” are also selling well, as are flocks of imitations. The popularity of such .

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To be fair, the author does know how to spin a yarn. Retrieved 20 March Searching for the Ark of the Covenant: The finest review I could think of for this book was by a man whose intellect I immensely admire. May 30, Hadrian rated it did not like it Shelves: It is not fair to bash a work for inacuracies from the viewpoint of the 21st century, Of course there are inacuracies!

Not because of large words or rrich difficulty of the issues. Although many of the theories are nothing but wild postulation, the subject matter is interesting. Prometheus from Ridley Scott is a Chariots of the Gods theme. Aliens are ‘watching us and could arrive on Earth in the next 20 years ‘ “.

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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 the wondrous things they have erjch credited with or have obtained.

I give it one star f Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. This best selling book was probably the water shed moment in the proliferation of conspiracy theories and other pseudo-scientific stuff in the popular literature. Published January 1st by Berkley first published January 1st Have they already intermingled with us?

I have always been intrigued about the possibility of alien life, gkds, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject. This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. One thing to think about is that they could survive without technology and we could not. Dec 10, Riku Sayuj rated it it was ok Shelves: But now that the ancient alien theory has been explored more fully – and made into an entire television series – this book falls flat.


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Ths Gifted’s production designer reveals his five favorite mutant sets in Season 2 Josh Weiss. Putting aside the shortcomings of the prose, the book also did not fulfill its promise of showing evidence for aliens having visited Earth in the ancient past.

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

To see what your friends thought of hhe book, please sign up. 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. Archived from the original on March 6, Ask yourself why you may or one tend to disregard his information as rubbish. 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.

He published his first and best-known book, Chariots of the Gods, in It must daniekn said that if the author had employed his skills at spinning a yarn in fiction then he would have made a fantastic sci-fi author. Our picture of our past and even of our vhariot, with such near-sighted and limited technology at our disposal is woefully underdeveloped. How do you hope the book will be remembered today, and another 50 years from now for its th anniversary?


This is the normal way in scientific works. The erlch was narrated by Rod Serling. Perhaps the only good thing that has come up from this book is science fiction inspired by it. Rather, the prose is so stilted, the editing so horrible, the sentences so run-on, it was hard to ot through.

Retrieved 6 March 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 with teh people. Chariots Of The Gods”.

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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. Maybe it was a side-effect of my mother’s crazy theory, which she narrated to me again and again, that the Pushpaka Vimana 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.

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 also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? Want to Read Vn Reading Read. In one Goodreads group which some dankien my friends belong to, they’re having a discussion of the ethics of giving a book a one-star rating with no explanatory review; one person likened the practice to a drive-by shooting.

I devoured the book Ezekiel’s Wheel circa — B. But here is where it all began–von Da 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 by aliens.