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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As far as inacuracies, the book was written in the late ‘s.

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Narrator goda Aleksandr Kazantsev I might pick up a few more of his books in the future. The New York Times. And one can see why.

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I’d rathe Ellie wrote: Hardly ever was a total defeat so rewarding, so fascinating, and so delighful! 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? But the disturbing fact is the sheer confidence of the author in his most ridiculous and logic-defying assumptions and hypotheses.

But now that the ancient alien theory has been explored more fully – and made into an entire television series – this book falls flat. Mar 20, Manybooks rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Sep 10, Herlinda rated it it was amazing.

This is not to deny that there are mysteries in the past, but then so are there in any field of human study – that does not mean that we have to postulate such excesses based on so little evidence.


Well, you must admit it was a really pretty fantasy.

Retrieved 20 March He constantly portrays himself danikem anyone who believes him uncritically as heroes of free inquiry and bold unfettered thought, while any doubts as to his claims such as the skepicism of the entire scientific community is ascribed to obvious intellectual cowardice and obscurantist conformism. Conspiracy theory researchers, rumour mongers. 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 voon 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.

Was God An Astronaut? Were we visited by little green men in the past? 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 t 3.

Some of them of course are little out there but at least it opens you up to think on such grand scales. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The author goss present intriguing mysteries from the historic record and archeological sites, then lead the reader to question it often making extreme assumptionsthen drop a bunch of questions.

Daniksn 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. I give it one star for the good laugh you can get out of reading it.


Jul daniksn, Arun Divakar rated it did not like it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Clearly the author believed that ancient man was a stupid religious being.

Chariots of The Gods

I can’t resist going off on the same vein again – How can anyone imagine talking animals? The thing that had me shaking my head in amusement was when the author tried to draw some deep meaning about how these certain temples are connected to the length off the year on Venus and then get that figure wrong.

I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, danikdn, blah, blah, blah. Refresh and try again. A similar internationally bestselling book, titled Crash Go The Chariots and written by Clifford Wilson, had already been published in Really, I am fascinated by this whole concept.

Seems far fetched from naked observation, but far less far fetched than the childlike story of Adam and Eve, or just about any other cultural story of creation, which are, one and all, stories to placate minds far more ignorant than any of those alive in the 21st century should be.

It was almost as if his idea was taking a credibility piggyback on established science. View all 4 comments. While managing director of a Swiss hotel, he wrote his first book, Chariots of the Gods, which was an vhariots bestseller in the United States, Germany, and later in 38 other countries.