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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Green Yes, it is available in English as well as many other languages. Time has undone the author and the claims chariiots made in this book which once set the cash registers ringing in bookshops across the World. Some of them of course are little out there but at least it opens you up to think on such grand scales.

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I recommend reading this for the fun factor more than anything. I don’t know if I’d go that far just yet, but I certainly cannot say that it is an impossibility. Product details Format Paperback 10 pages Dimensions x x It I am sure most people will pan this book – unsubstantiated, inaccurate, baseless, ridiculous, blah, blah, blah. 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 tne able to do so undetected as we already have stealth technologies that evade our own detection to gpds large degree and we are centuries, if not millenia from deep space travel.

Return to Book Page. Retrieved 6 March I remember reading this in high school and thinking it was soooo cool. It’s amazing that dainken arguments to poorly presented that this book seemed to have such an affect on American culture in the early 70’s. View all 15 comments.


To sum up the belief the author, in the past, aliens visited charoots homo sapien man, bred with the women and came back later to check up on us and breed a bit more. View all 13 comments.

Scientific howlers abound and logical flaws proliferate yet the book sold in their millions and sparked off a host of imitators, some of which like Mystery of the Ancients by Craig and Eric Danilen claiming that the Maya are the descendants of stranded explorers from beyond the solar system are so entrancingly funny that they may in fact be spoofs.

Horrible distortion of history and misinterpretation of events.

Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken

I found the writing difficult to read. Coming at this from the background of astrophysics I can see enough misrepresentation of facts, falsities and misconceptions within his description of basic physics to lose trust in the author. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Von Daniken’s thesis which sold a surprising number of books, and has made him a prosperous man is that, from the Old Stone Age down into the ancient Iron Age, Earth was repeatedly visited, on all parts of the globe, by advanced aliens who are responsible for all of mankind’s religions, and for virtually all the architectural and scientific achievements of the ancient world.

Soon after the publication of Chariots of the Gods? Losing a child is, indeed, a nightmare. This book is a good introduction for those who know little to nothing about Ancient Alien Studies. Ask yourself why you may or one tend to disregard his information as rubbish.

Chariots of the Gods?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Conspiracy theory researchers, rumour mongers. It is not fair to bash a work for inacuracies from the viewpoint of the 21st century, Of course there are inacuracies!

There were some terrible errors in this book.

Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop fon our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd? 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, tye of t 3. List of scientific skeptics Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. But here is where it all began–von Daniken’s startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history.


One thing to think about is that they could survive without technology danikenn we could not. What do we mean when we say that heaven is in the clouds? View all 16 comments. 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.

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. View all 68 comments. A passion that sees the hand of extra terrestrial intellect behind everything on our planet is pretty much how I would sum up the entire book. I soon lost my grin, became profoundly curious, and what followed was a wonderful experience, unusual in evert respect, an undertaking which was done exclusively in my spare time, since NASA, my employer, is not engaged in such matters.

Dec 14, Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it. Nearly every sentence in the book contains some error, misrepresentation, or downright howler. The mistake is to rigidly try to classify the myths as facts or stories.

Jul 26, Arun Divakar rated it did not like it.