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 Däniken’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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Losing a child is, indeed, a nightmare. The book was adapted as a German documentary film, Chariots of the Gods erichh, produced by Terra-Filmkunst. Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? Jun 21, Natalie Wright rated it it was ok Shelves: The Gifted’s production designer reveals his five favorite mutant sets in Season 2 Josh Weiss.

A passion that sees the hand of extra terrestrial intellect behind everything on our planet is pretty much how I would sum up the entire vno. Paperbackpages. Green Yes, it is available in English as well as many other languages.

Sign in to comment: To ask other readers questions about Chariots of The Godsplease sign up. I found the writing difficult to read.

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? Aug 06, David Boyce added it. But if you want to thr pure, concentrated bullshit, pick up Chariots of the Gods.

It was almost as if his idea was taking a credibility piggyback on established science. He also hypothesized that artwork throughout the world could be interpreted as depicting helmeted astronauts, fantastic gids and space vehicles, intricate spaceports, and complex machines far outside any known human technologies of the time.

TV This Week Tag: As far as inacuracies, the book was written in the late ‘s. The Good Place Tag: When I was young I was convinced that aliens had visited us on dahiken occasions.

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A similar internationally bestselling book, titled Crash Go The Chariots and written by Clifford Wilson, had already been published in View all 4 comments. Had I not had my 2nd husband’s loving support, I don’t think I would have ericb.

Retrieved 26 January 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. View all 15 comments. I wanted to hear their theories on all the amazing feats accomplished but they chose to give very tue answers that while they make it easier to understand don’t really seem to fit.

With a condescending view towards the historians, he goes on blabbering about one misinterpreted archaeological evidence after the other, citing numerous out-of-context mumble-jumble about this Physics principle and danikenn astronomical data with a stunning conviction.

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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.

Of course, Chariits hope, to be not completely forgotten.

Really, I am fascinated by this whole concept. I don’t know if I’d go that far just yet, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility. I Don’t Even Own I could rant on the stupid theories in the book but I will let you do it yourself. Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it must have been someone from space.

Have you changed any of your theories or positions on ancient astronauts and extraterrestrial visitors since Chariots was published? Now aside from the fact that the information presented by the author is at best wildly speculative and weirdly imaginative, Chariots of the Gods also and more importantly has a to me profoundly anti-humanistic and even perhaps borderline racist feel to it.

I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool. An amalgamation of lies, half truths and hearsay all stuck together with the glue of one man’s passion. Retrieved 20 March 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. 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.


Aliens are ‘watching us and could arrive on Earth in the next 20 years ‘ “. 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. Thi In one Goodreads group 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.

The fact of the matter is that the author does not prove that aliens visited Earth at any time in our past, nor does he claim to have proof of it – ever. Mar 08, Werner rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Berner Zeitung in German. Though you feel sorry for the hapless millions who have actually religiously accepted this book as a treatise on human evolution and birth of civilization.

This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat The book goes on to suggest that the origins of religions, including interpretations of the Old Testament of the Bibleare reactions to contact with an alien race.

Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing. The theory in the original book is said to have influenced a variety of science fiction books, films, and television series. List of scientific skeptics Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. What do you hope a new generation of readers might absorb and understand from Chariots of the Gods?