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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It’s more of a pamphlet that raises questions. If you read his book and survive, you may well make a good scientist. Most incredible of all, however, is von Da niken’s theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers–and the archeological discoveries that prove it Sep 30, Belhor rated it it was ok Shelves: Surely such “primitive” people could never construct such great monuments!

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I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. It is not fair to bash a work for inacuracies from the viewpoint of the 21st century, Of course godx are inacuracies! Mar 20, Manybooks rated it did not like it Recommends it for: His claims regarding at least two of these “artifacts” were demonstrated, and subsequently admitted by him, to be false; the PBS series Nova unmasked one of them as a deliberate fraud, and he subsequently defended the fraud as an ethically legitimate way of getting people to believe him.

The author raises some important and intriguing questions, but I can’t recommend that readers pay for a book of questions. I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B. Very fake and very creative. I have to clarify my rating here: I could rant on the stupid theories in the chaariots but I will let you do it yourself. Is this translated ro English? Oct 07, Yigal Zur rated it liked it.


It involves the hypothesis that the technologies and religions of many ancient civilizations were given to them by ancient astronauts who were welcomed as gods. Rather, the prose is so stilted, the editing so horrible, the sentences so run-on, it was hard to plod through.

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

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 Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book.

Not because of large words or the difficulty of the issues. It I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. 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 book. To be fair, the author does know how to spin a yarn. Retrieved 6 March Book ratings by Goodreads. To document all of them would take an entire book and, what do you know, someone bothered to do it.

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, ancient ruins and scrolls, and so forth. 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.


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Mar 17, Nebuchadnezzar rated it did not like it Shelves: Coming at this tods the background of astrophysics I can see enough misrepresentation of facts, falsities and misconceptions within his description of basic physics to lose trust in the author.

Maybe it was a side-effect of my mother’s crazy theory, which she narrated to me again and again, that the Pushpaka Vimana in the epic Ramayana was a real aeroplane; and the sights described as Rama, Lakshmana and Sita flew back to Ayodhya from Sri Lanka was really written from first hand accounts.

For the documentary film, see Chariots of the Gods film. Ideas that are baseless and downright ridiculous for which you really do not have to be a scientifically oriented person to understand them. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Several have also been made into films. Tulli Papyrus possibly 15th century B. Throughout erichh 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. Chariots of the Gods? View all 15 comments.

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