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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Description 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 Earth had been visited by aliens.

Chariots of the Gods

Searching for the Ark of the Covenant: It is full of great pictures too, I love all the wonderful art he chose to illustrate his points. I also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? I proudly give this book a 5 star rating because he dared 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, chadiots ruins and scrolls, and so forth.

Ancient Aliens 7 14 Jan 25, 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? Chariots Of The Gods”. Anyone who argues otherwise formed their judgments before reading this book.

Honestly, Danikken have a lot more respect for Erich von Daniken than I do bloats like the so-called “genius” Stephen Hawking. Our picture of our past and even of our present, with such near-sighted and limited technology at our disposal is woefully underdeveloped.

I’m also anti-Trump and anti-racist. You could look at it as training in how to build a good healthy scepticism.

Just doing research won’t carry one completely to the end of one’s journey, but only half way. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The documentary was narrated by Rod Serling. Von Daniken cnariots has no scientific or archaeological credentials –the blurb on one edition of this book calls him an “autodidact” in archaeology, which means self-taught, but sounds more impressive in Greek– but he does have two documented prison terms for fraud and embezzlement under his belt.


To document all of them would take an entire book and, what do you know, someone bothered to do it.

Whether you agree with Von Daniken or not, the information he cites is fascinatingly out of place with conventional histories. He is also a convicted felon, having spent time in prison on several counts of fraud and other financial crimes. It is not fair to bash a work for inacuracies from the viewpoint of the 21st century, Of course there are inacuracies! Paperbackpages. As far as inacuracies, the book was written in the late ‘s. I have always been intrigued about the possibility of alien life, so, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject.

Soon after the publication of Chariots of the Gods? Why and how 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. Please Combine 2 16 Oct 04, Looking for beautiful books? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Instead, Von Daniken holds firmly to the belief that the “mythologies” and artwork were actual records of witnessed events.

Sep 30, Belhor rated it it was ok Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. View all 16 comments. I devoured the book This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat I’d rathe Ellie wrote: Hardly ever was a total defeat so rewarding, so fascinating, and so delighful!

I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool. Retrieved 27 March For instance, it is considered the inspiration for the History Channel television series, Ancient Aliens.

To sum up the belief the author, in the past, aliens visited pre homo sapien man, bred with the women and came back later to check up on us and breed a bit more. Retrieved 15 March 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.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

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 gpds past. View all 4 comments.


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. Rather, the prose is s I’m a fan of the first season of Ancient Aliens and I wanted to read this book because it seems to be the one that started it all. An amalgamation of lies, half truths and hearsay all stuck together with the glue of one man’s passion. From Jesus Christ to Elvis Presley, every culture tells us of high-flying bird men who zoom around the world creating magnificent works of art and choosing willing followers to share in the eternal glory from beyond the stars.

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.

It’s more of a pamphlet that raises questions. Now here was a guy who was apparently presenting “scientific” evidence for the same! Scientific howlers abound and logical flaws proliferate yet the book sold in their millions and sparked off a host of imitators, some of which like Mystery of the Ancients by Craig and Eric Umland claiming that the Maya are the descendants of stranded explorers from beyond the solar system are so entrancingly funny that they may in fact be spoofs.

The author would present intriguing mysteries from the historic record and archeological sites, then charoots the reader to question it often making extreme assumptionsthen drop a bunch of questions. Mar 20, Manybooks rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Latest Discoveries and Research.