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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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. The documentary was narrated by Rod Serling.

Return to Book Page. Chariots of the Gods and Messages of the Gods. Jun 21, Natalie Wright rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. 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.

Green Yes, it is available in English as well as many other languages.

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Because there is very little science in the book, you see. But the disturbing fact is the sheer confidence of the author in his most ridiculous and logic- This is pseudo-science and story telling at its very best.

I devoured the book I’m also anti- Ellie wrote: But now that the ancient alien theory has been explored more fully – and made into an entire television series – this book falls flat. It is an enjoyable read, fast paced, if you consider it more as a fiction novel and don’t take it seriously.

If you read his book and survive, you may well make a good scientist. Disciple of the GodsLondon: 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.


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 edich probable. I don’t know if I’d go that far just yet, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility. It’s more of a pamphlet that raises questions.

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Really, I am fascinated by this whole concept. Adniken I was young I was convinced that aliens had visited us on many occasions. Jungfrau Zeitung in German. Want to Read saving….

Ideas that are baseless and downright ridiculous for which you really do not have to be a scientifically oriented person to understand them. There were some terrible errors in this book. The book was extensively rewritten by its editor, Wilhelm Roggersdorf a pen name of the German screenwriter Wilhelm “Utz” Utermann.

As long as that prevails, works like these will keep on attaining best-selling status. I feel that every grey area, every part of history obscured by the fog of time, is exploited and made to fit somewhere into his sprawling untidy theory. Had I not had my 2nd husband’s loving support, I don’t think I would have lived.

For instance, it is considered the inspiration for the History Channel television series, Ancient Aliens. Behind the Panel Tag: The Crimes of Grindelwald. With a condescending view towards the historians, he goes on blabbering about one misinterpreted archaeological evidence after the other, citing numerous out-of-context mumble-jumble about this Physics principle and that astronomical data with a stunning conviction.

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TV This Week Tag: This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? I think for us to stand here on one infinitely insignificant chariogs among countless billions or trillions in the “known” universe and state “we are it and we are the best” is ridiculous beyond my ability to put into words.


I found the writing difficult to read. Blumrich March 17, — February 10,who also wrote a summary article, “The Spaceships of the Prophet Ezekiel”. Retrieved March 13, Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Nearly every sentence in the book contains some error, misrepresentation, or downright howler. Jul 26, Tim The Enchanter rated it liked it Shelves: I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book. Retrieved 15 March It shows the sheer absence of clear, scientific thought among the masses and the adherence to half-truths, myths and conspiracy theories.

Surely ancient Chraiots 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. Coming at this from the background of astrophysics I can see enough misrepresentation of facts, ov and misconceptions within his description of basic physics to lose trust in the tye. Retrieved 26 January The fact that he really demonstrated a lack of knowledge on the space part is one thing, but I got the distinct impression that he had misunderstood what the past was like.

But his speculations, the assertions as they are shown and presented in Chariots of the Gods and his other and similar books have always left a rather nastily bitter taste in my mouth, a feeling that the author in many ways actually tends to actively despise humanity, and that he especially despises and cannot accept the fact that individuals like the Mayans, the Egyptians, the Aztects were able to create, to think with cleverness and intelligence read their OWN cleverness and intelligence.