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 Da niken’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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This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author’s own popular sequel, “The Eyes of the Sphinx. But here is where it all began–von Daniken’s startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history.

I’d rathe Ellie wrote: It must be 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. A total waste of time. Retrieved 6 March Our picture of our past and even of our present, with such near-sighted and limited technology at our disposal is woefully underdeveloped. I found the writing difficult to read. 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 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.

People who automatically disregard Daniken because his notions may sound “bizarre” need to do their own research and experience things. Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. The documentary was narrated by Rod Serling. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B. Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite fi 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.

Who really is the more advanced, them or us?

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Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool.

View all 68 comments. If you tend to see Science as a lower form of life, then he will win you over in no time and have you nodding your head to most of his ideas. I’m also anti-Trump and anti-racist. Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: I still think it’s pretty cool, but maybe I don’t think about aliens as much as I did then. May 28, Beck Wenger rated it really liked it. Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: I’m also anti- Ellie wrote: He constantly portrays himself and anyone who believes him uncritically as heroes of free inquiry and bold unfettered thought, while any doubts as to his claims such as the skepicism of the entire scientific community is ascribed to obvious intellectual cowardice and obscurantist conformism.

Just doing research won’t carry one completely to the end of one’s journey, but only half way. For the documentary film, see Chariots of the Gods film.

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It is central to his thesis which was far from original to him that all ancient peoples were moronic, capable only of c Chariots of the Gods? The fact of the matter is that the errich does not prove that aliens visited Earth at any time in our past, nor does he claim to have proof of it – ever.

Dec 14, Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it. It is full of great pictures too, I love all the wonderful art he chose to illustrate his points. In that, this book holds true even today. But now that the ancient alien theory has been dnilen more fully – and made into an entire television series – this book falls flat.

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.

To be eeich, the author does know how to spin a yarn. Green Yes, it is available in English as well as many other languages. Surely such “primitive” people could never construct such great monuments!

The Sydney Morning Herald. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure. Berner Zeitung in German.

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Refresh and try again. The thing that had me shaking my head in amusement was when the author tried to draw some deep meaning about how these certain temples are connected to the length of the year on Venus and then get that figure wrong.

Hardly ever was a total defeat so rewarding, so fascinating, and so delighful! Why and how our ancient peoples did things that would be extraordinarily difficult to do dhariots with the advent of 21st century technology is not an unknown to be scoffed at, and we do not even now have the answers.

Views Read Edit View history. Daniken had some very interesting theories that make a lot of sense of you look at it from an open mind. I could rant on the stupid theories in the book but I will let you do it yourself.

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