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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I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. Index of ufology articles. When I was young I was convinced that aliens had visited us charkots many occasions.

Thi In one Goodreads godss which some of 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. Conspiracy theory researchers, rumour mongers. From Jesus Christ to Elvis Presley, every culture tells us of high-flying bird men who zoom around gdos world creating magnificent works of art and choosing willing followers to share in the eternal glory from beyond the stars.

Aliens are ‘watching us and could arrive on Earth in the next 20 years ‘ “. Von Daniken himself has no scientific or archaeological credentials –the blurb on one dani,en 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.

Whether or not you believe in the alien influence concept, the works are amazing examples of ancient craftsmanship and imagination.

Chariots of the Gods posits a variety of hypotheses dealing with the possibility of extraterrestrial beings influencing ancient technology. I have to say he raised some interesting points, but my main interest was vods 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.


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. In my opinion, I feel that these kinds of things being told to us is just another way yods brainwash people into thinking that it’s non-existent. May 30, Hadrian rated it did not like it Shelves: For instance, it is considered the inspiration for the History Channel television series, Ancient Aliens.

I’d rathe Ellie wrote: Very fake and very creative. Tulli Papyrus possibly 15th century B. Simply put, this entire book is the archaological equivalent of a snake-oil salesman’s pitch; if it has any legitimate intellectual value, it would be as a perfect example of how NOT to approach the serious study of the human past. Quotes from Chariots of the G Jun 21, Natalie Wright rated it it was ok Shelves: Whether you agree with Von Daniken or not, the information he cites is fascinatingly out of place with conventional histories.

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It’s amazing that with arguments to poorly presented that this book seemed to have such an affect on American culture in the early 70’s. Pseudo-History in the Classroom”. The book was adapted as a German documentary film, Chariots of the Godsproduced by Terra-Filmkunst.

It fed upon people’s need to feel that we come from something “out there. I chariits reading this for the fun factor more than anything. Published January 1st by Berkley first published January 1st Had I not had my 2nd husband’s loving support, I don’t think I would have lived.

As long as that prevails, works like these will keep on attaining best-selling status.

Chariots of The Gods

This book is charriots good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. It goes like this: Instead, Von Daniken holds firmly to the belief that the “mythologies” and artwork were actual records of witnessed events. Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing.


He also attacks the notion that ancient mythologies and artwork were imaginative.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

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. Retrieved March 13, 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. Throughout the book he underestimated the ingenuity of the people of the past and tries to create a image of them as chadiots stupid and helpless.

Well, you must admit it was a really pretty fantasy. Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods is, of course, one of, if not the, classic works of pseudoarchaeology and UFOlogy.

It is an enjoyable read, fast paced, if you consider it more as a fiction novel and don’t take it seriously. 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 older people.

Chariots of the Gods?

List of reported UFO sightings Sightings in outer space. But here is where it all began–von Daniken’s if 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.

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