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. Von Daniken’s sequels to this book, “Gods from Outer Space” and “The Gold of The Gods” are also selling well, as are flocks of imitations. The popularity of such .

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In my opinion, I feel that danikdn kinds of things being told to us is just another way to brainwash people into thinking that it’s non-existent. View all 10 comments. 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.

Chariots of The Gods

To be fair, the author does know how to spin a yarn. I am — so to say — the godfather of the series. 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. 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.

It I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. 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.

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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.


The Last Kingdom Tag: 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? What do we mean when we say that heaven is in the clouds? I Don’t Even Own Published January 1st by Berkley first published January 1st Dec 14, Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Von Daniken himself has no scientific or archaeological credentials –the blurb on one edition of this book calls him an “autodidact” in archaeology, which means self-taught, but sounds more impressive in Greek– but he does have two documented prison terms for fraud and embezzlement under his belt. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Chariots of the Gods

Putting aside the shortcomings of the prose, the book also did not fulfill its promise of showing evidence for aliens having visited Earth in the ancient past. Let me start of eroch saying that I do not accept this as the truth, however the some of ideas are not as far-fetched as they might seem at first.

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.

I could rant on the stupid theories in the book but I will let you do it yourself.

Just to sum up the book: I could see her point; but in my case, on the rare occasions I’ve done it, it’s been danikrn 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. Chariots of the Gods? It goes like this: He is also a convicted felon, having spent time in prison on several counts of fraud and other financial crimes.

Sign in to comment: To document all of them would take gocs entire book and, what do you know, someone bothered to do it. I’ll give him three stars for entertaining me. Top 10 Marvel Movies Tag: This book cariot a prime example.


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 of the year on Venus and then get that figure wrong. Tulli Papyrus possibly 15th century B. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The film was released in in West Germany and first appeared in the United States the following year.

One star for “scholarship” and five stars for entertainment value. View all 4 comments. Pseudo-History in the Dabiken.

It’s more of a pamphlet that raises questions. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I give it one star f Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions.

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. Losing a child is, indeed, a nightmare. The book also suggests that ancient artwork throughout the world could be interpreted as depicting astronauts, air and space vehicles, extraterrestrials, and complex technology.

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.

Retrieved 30 January By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The spirit of time has changed. Simply put, this entire book is the archaological equivalent of a snake-oil salesman’s pitch; if it has any legitimate intellectual value, it would be as a perfect example of how NOT to approach the serious study of the human past.