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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Views Read Edit View history. I’d rather have someone not quite ready goss with their heart in the ri The author would 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. It shows the sheer absence of clear, scientific thought among the masses and the adherence to half-truths, myths and conspiracy theories.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat He is also a convicted felon, having spent time in prison on several counts of fraud and other financial charioots.

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. I’m also anti- Ellie wrote: Aug 06, David Boyce added it. I have to clarify my rating here: The book was adapted as a German documentary film, Chariots of the Godsproduced by Terra-Filmkunst.


Refresh and try again. Our picture of our past and even of our present, with such near-sighted and limited technology at our disposal is woefully underdeveloped. Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: Jan 23, Matt rated it really liked it.

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. Hence, dinken idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it mu I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool. Retrieved March dnniken, 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.

It is central to his thesis which was 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 gon “savages” in a few places.

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It’s amazing that with arguments to poorly presented dnikne this book seemed to have such an affect on American culture in the early 70’s.

I also hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries rniken the Past German: 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.

Anyone who argues otherwise formed their judgments before reading this book. View all 5 comments. Sep 30, Belhor rated it it was ok Shelves: His opinions have emotions that range from mild scorn to incredibly racial and blatantly vitriolic. This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. SSR 1 2 Oct 07, I might pick up a few more of his books in the future.


And one can see why. Every detail of early history and prehistory, and an array of physical artifacts, are interpreted in light of this claim, dnikne these interpretations are then advanced as “evidence” for it. Now aside from the fact that the information presented off 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.

Chariots of The Gods

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 charkots review; one person likened the practice to a drive-by shooting. 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 the Sphinx.

Quotes from Chariots of the G Retrieved March 13, The most unusual theories about why the mysterious monument was built”.

Aliens are ‘watching us and could arrive on Earth in the next 20 years ‘ “. View all 15 comments.

His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies.