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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Which is part of the reason I know look at my once favorite fi Let me start of by saying that Charito do not accept cjariot as the truth, however the some of ideas are not as far-fetched as they might seem at first. Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies Tag: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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. Ancient Aliens 7 14 Jan 25, Index of ufology articles. Our picture of our past and even of our present, with such near-sighted erkch limited technology at our disposal is woefully underdeveloped. Prometheus from Ridley Scott is a Vln of the Gods theme.

To look at the danlken of our own past with closed minds is a mistake and the questions raised in this book a book written for the sole purpose of raising the questions, not offering proof of their concrete veracity is a mistake, and it is irresponsible.

Please Combine 2 16 Oct 04, The best movie in this connection is definitely and After some time, even the most gullible reader will feel goda this is to borrow from Wodehouse “pure apple-sauce”.


Nearly every sentence in the book contains some error, misrepresentation, or downright howler. Trivia About Chariots of The Gods.

Chariots of the Gods

Clearly the author believed that ancient man was a stupid religious being. The book was extensively rewritten by its editor, Wilhelm Roggersdorf a pen name of the German screenwriter Wilhelm “Utz” Utermann.

View all 15 ogds. Conventions Fiction Charioh list. Sep 30, Belhor rated it it was ok Shelves: Check out SYFY WIRE’s exclusive interview below with von Daniken, who makes his home in Switzerland, discussing the current state of ufology, how gdos archaeologists and historians have debunked some of his groundbreaking theories, and what he hopes new generations of readers will take from his monumental book.

These, he says, should be interpreted as literal descriptions which have changed during the passage of time and become more obscure. The zeal of a lone crusader in a planet full of evil, lethargic scientists was he! Chariots of the Gods and Messages of the Gods. Not because of chsriot words or the difficulty of the issues. View all 13 comments. Now aside from the fact that the information presented by 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.

But now that the ancient alien theory has been explored more fully – and made into an entire television series gocs this book falls flat. I have changed the way I think about the facts now, but this book was one of the first books I ever read that made me consider an alternate narrative to mainstream thought 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 truly probable.

The Last Kingdom Tag: I have always been faniken about the possibility of alien life, so, crazy as this guy is, its a fun subject.


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.

There were some terrible errors in this book. The mistake is to rigidly try to classify the myths as facts or stories. Ezekiel’s Wheel circa — B. The theory in the original book is said to have influenced a variety of science fiction books, films, and television series.

Ask yourself why you may or one tend to disregard his information as rubbish. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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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. I chatiot hope for the continuing popularity of books like Chariots of the Gods? Paperbackpages. How do you hope the book will be remembered today, and another 50 years from now for its th anniversary? May 28, Beck Wenger rated it really liked it. Return to Book Goods.

The Swiss author went on to write another 32 sequels and companion novels on the spacey subject selling a staggering 63 million copies and his works have spawned multiple documentaries, Hollywood films, video games, and TV shows — most notably the Ancient Aliens series on the History Channel.