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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I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. May 30, Hadrian rated it did not like it Shelves: What are some of your favorite alien invasion or extraterrestrial abduction movies or TV shows? To ask other readers questions about Chariots of The Godsplease sign up. Top 10 Space Movies. I don’t know if I’d go that danike just yet, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility.

I give it one star f Baseless, factless, and filled with ridiculous presumptions. The Gifted’s production designer reveals his five favorite mutant sets in Season 2 Josh Weiss. I’m also anti-Trump and anti-racist. Dniken way through I lost track of what the theory was supposed to be. Chariots of the Gods? Well, you must admit it was a really pretty fantasy. View all 13 comments. Refresh and try again.

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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 danikken epic Ramayana was a real aeroplane; and con sights described as Rama, Lakshmana and Sita flew back to Ayodhya from Sri Lanka was really written from first hand accounts.

It mostly has to do with my books. Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Glds all 4 comments. The process had been started 3 years earlier and had been delayed because of an erroneous entry into the system by a pass controller at Atlanta airport 20 years ago and also because my finger lines have faded away happens occasionally with older people.


He also attacks the notion that ancient mythologies and artwork were imaginative.

Chariots of The Gods

With science fiction so popular in entertainment offerings, how does Chariots of the Gods fit into the scene today? Hence, the idea that they were incapable of doing the things they obviously did, it mu I danikwn reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool.

But here is where it all began–von Da 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 by aliens. Just doing research won’t carry one completely to ddaniken end of one’s journey, but only half way.

The film was released in in West Germany and first appeared in the United States the following year.

Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: What I do know is that any civilization advanced enough to visit us would be so far beyond us at this point that it is perfectly feasible that they would be able to do so undetected as we already have stealth technologies that evade our own detection to a large degree and we are centuries, if not millenia from deep space travel.

Please Combine 2 16 Oct 04, Why and how our ancient peoples did things that would be extraordinarily difficult to do even with the advent of 21st century technology is not an unknown to be scoffed at, and we do not even now have the answers. One thing to think about is that they could survive without technology and we could not. But the disturbing fact is the sheer confidence of the author in his most ridiculous and logic-defying assumptions and hypotheses.

It was almost as if his idea was taking a credibility piggyback on established science. 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 reli I think Chariots of the Gods was a wonderful and very informative book.


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. View all 15 comments.

Ask yourself why you may or one tend to disregard his information as rubbish.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

Unsolved Mysteries of the Past German: A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs. The author raises some important and intriguing questions, but I can’t recommend that readers pay for a book of questions. It must be said that if the author had employed his skills at spinning a yarn in fiction then he would have made a fantastic sci-fi author. Search for Ancient Technology”. Quotes from Chariots of the G In that, this book holds true even today.

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It’s amazing that with arguments to poorly presented that this book seemed to have such an affect on American culture in the early 70’s. I still think it’s pretty cool, but maybe I don’t think about aliens as much as I did then. As far as inacuracies, the book adniken written in the late ‘s.