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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Retrieved 30 Hcariots People who automatically disregard Daniken because his notions may sound “bizarre” need to do their own research and experience things. I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions I’ve done it, it’s been with nonfiction books read in the past that I didn’t have leisure to review, but didn’t want people who might browse my shelves to think I agreed with or endorsed, just because I’d read them.

Jul 21, Laurie rated it really liked it. It is full of great pictures too, I love all the rrich art he chose to illustrate his points. This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. Ultimately this book is worth reading so that you can observe all the twists, turns and sidesteps the author goes godds to try and convince you.

The book was adapted as a German documentary film, Chariots of the Godsproduced by Terra-Filmkunst. Surely ancient India was home to intelligent and highly literate animals as well as the sporadic aliens, all conspiring to befuddle the poor humans into dnikn them and then mythologizing them.

I also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? View all 24 comments.

Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 fhe Sphinx. Can all these related phenomena merely be dismissed as coincidence? 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.


Open Preview See a Problem? 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 I have to clarify my rating here: Rather, the prose dniien so stilted, the editing so horrible, the sentences so run-on, it was hard to plod through.

The Best Books of This is pseudo-science and story telling at its very best. Views Read Edit View history. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He lives in Switzerland but is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit.

Chariots of the Gods?

List of scientific skeptics Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. But the disturbing fact is the sheer confidence of the author in his most ridiculous and logic-defying assumptions and hypotheses.

The first draft of the publication had been rejected by a variety of publishers. 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.

I wanted to hear their theories on all the amazing feats accomplished but they chose to give very straightforward answers that while they make it easier to understand don’t really seem to fit.

Throughout the book he underestimated the ingenuity of the people of the past and tries to create a image of them as being stupid and helpless. What I like most about Erich and his books is that instead of trying to disprove ancient “mythology” quotations are necessary because technically it is not mythology, but very old reli I think Chwriots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book. Main stream scientists don’t seem to like facing the possibility of things they themselves consider impossible, where as this theory doesn’t like to discredit anything truly probable.


Ancient Aliens 7 14 Jan 25, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The zeal of a lone crusader in a planet full of evil, lethargic scientists was he!

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I felt the need to put out there that To look at the mysteries of our own past with closed minds is a mistake and the questions raised in this book a book written for the sole purpose of raising the questions, not offering proof of their concrete veracity is a mistake, and it is irresponsible. Latest Discoveries and Research. 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 been credited with or have obtained.

It is an enjoyable read, fast paced, if you consider th more as a fiction novel and don’t take it seriously. List of reported UFO sightings Sightings in outer space.

Chariots of The Gods

SSR 1 2 Oct 07, I gave it 3. Surely Victorian England was visited and ruled by the Time Lords who then vanished. Instead, Von Daniken holds firmly to the belief that the “mythologies This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies.