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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One must fully experience and understand what the sacred texts that Daniken speaks of and quotes from in his in his books.

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 worshiping them and then mythologizing them. The author attempts to prove his gids 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 t 3.

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. I’ve been talking Canadian politics with a Victoria, B. But here is where it all began–von Daniken’s startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon od lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history.

Goodreads helps you keep track gofs books you want to read. Nearly every sentence in the book contains some error, misrepresentation, or downright howler.

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.

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 think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book. His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies. A great deal of our real history has been occluded by the irrational zealotries of past and maybe not so past religious and politcal authorities – an immeasurable shame. I found the writing difficult to read.


What we have is a book-long rant of a crackpot enthusiast who cannot rniken get his mythology correct.

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The book also suggests that ancient artwork throughout the world could be interpreted as depicting astronauts, air and space vehicles, extraterrestrials, and complex technology. Most incredible of all, however, is von Daniken’s theory that we ourselves are the descendants of these galactic pioneers–and the archeological discoveries that prove it Jul 26, Arun Divakar rated it did not like it. Conventions Fiction Religions list. 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 religion and events that took place in the ancient world like many researchers seem to do these days, he proves that all of it is very much real.

The global media rights to the book have since been purchased by Media Invest Entertainment which is developing a “degree entertainment” franchise entitled Chariots of the Gods.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dec 10, Riku Sayuj rated it it was ok Shelves: Horrible distortion of history and misinterpretation of events. Were we visited by little green men in the past? To document all of them would take an entire book o, what do you know, someone bothered to do it.

Charuots is full of great pictures too, I love all the wonderful art he chose to illustrate his points.

Chariots of the Gods

This world-famous bestseller has withstood goda test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author’s own popular sequel, The Eyes of the Sphinx. One star for “scholarship” and five stars for entertainment value. Half way through I lost track of what the theory was supposed to be. View all 5 comments. It is central to his thesis which god far from original to him that all ancient peoples were moronic, capable only of copying what the spacemen showed them.


Yes, he does even use the term “savages” in a few places. Open Preview See a Problem? 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. Searching for the Ark of the Covenant: I might pick up a few more of his books in the future. Search for Ancient Technology”. After some time, even the most gullible reader will feel that this is to borrow from Wodehouse “pure apple-sauce”.

A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs. 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 goods Sri Lanka was really written from first hand accounts.

Perhaps when it first came out, it was ground-breaking and intriguing, so people ignored how poorly it was written. Please Combine ericj 16 Oct 04, To ask other readers questions about Chariots of The Godsplease sign up. 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.

The Best Books of It shows the sheer absence of clear, scientific thought among the masses and the adherence to half-truths, myths and conspiracy theories. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Archived from the original on March 6, The zeal of a lone crusader in a planet full of evil, lethargic scientists was he!

List of reported UFO sightings Sightings in outer space. Aliens are ‘watching us eriich could arrive on Earth in the next 20 years ‘ “.

Just to sum up the book: