High up in the Bolivian Andes---4,000 meters above sea level---lies Puma punku, an ancient ruined city that simply could never have been constructed by its Stone Age inhabitants.
"Something here really stinks to high heaven," writes Erich von Däniken. "In Twilight of the Gods," says von Däniken, "I document precisely what it was that left the first visitors breathless as they stood before the mighty stone blocks some 400 years ago. I will show you what archeologists discovered hundreds of years ago and demonstrate how much has been destroyed over the centuries. Intentionally. "I will also prove that Puma punku was not built by any Stone Age people. "And in December 2012, the gods will return from their long journey and appear again here on Earth. At least that is what the Mayan calendar would have us believe. "The so-called gods---the extraterrestrials---will come again. We're headed for a 'god shock' of major proportions. "But doesn't anyone with half a brain know that interstellar travel is simply impossible because of the sheer distances involved? And that extraterrestrials would never look like us?" In his own inimitable way, Erich von Däniken picks these preconceptions and prejudices apart with a clarity no other author could manage.
©2010 Erich von Daniken (P)2011 Tantor
"His ideas have a mythic appeal." (James A. Herrick, Christianity Today)
I have listened to 3 of Erich Von books and if you are interested than I recommend chariots if the gods. I have never read a book where some on continuously quotes the sleeves and based on their volume of work make them selfs a resource. This book makes references to other of his books like facts, or proven theory. He build up stories and rambles and never concludes his thoughts until make you loses your attention span .
Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
I have read many of Erich Von Danikens books. This one is typical of his work. Thought provoking, leads one to read many of the references in the Bible, and to understand how thousands of years ago, people interpreted things they did not understand into miracles, or acts of the "Gods". Very plausible in parts and obviously very well researched.
His practical interpretation of the work
I found the archaeological evidence used to support the hypothesis interesting and, some of it was quite new to me.
This was my first experience with Kirby Heybornes work.
A little difficult to follow at times, but overall, very interesting.
It was non-fiction.
No characters, it was non-fiction
This is in my top 10 books on understanding this new transition our world is going through!!
This book tells you a great deal about our ancestors in space....and about how we preceive the folk lore we were taught as a child; roman and greek mythology...is it really mythology or was it all real?
Great listen especially if you are on a journey to expand your mind!
Loved this. Not religious myself except for the forced feelings that get shoved on you since childhood, so really enjoyed the facts that were given and less of the one mindedness of religions. Stiring thoughts and if we are to be revisited, I for one will feel that it would be a way over due wake up call to so many people blinded by a man's word.
I have an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Maharishi University of Management, am author of THE RELUCTANT VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK, and am an avid reader/listener.
Even though the reader, Daniken's feisty certainty still comes though. How has he managed to persist in facing all the criticisms? Obviously because his findings, while often perhaps more theory than proven fact, nonetheless still carry serious weight to those who are able to open their minds enough to appreciate the obvious--if wholly different--viewpoint than most accept as true. But the tide is definitely turning. More and more, the meme is being accepted that history we learned in school and conventional church is wrong.I hope that, before he dies, he gets the credit he deserves for his pioneering work.
Love to listen to books all the time since I'm disabled & sit around all day. Mostly LUV zombie books ~ anything w blood & guts & guns!
I think I rank this book the same as others I've read. I found it interesting.
There are no separate characters.
I wasn't that impressed with the narration..I wish Erich could have narrated himself.
no I just thought it was interesting
I'm working my way though all of Erich's books...I find the concepts very interesting..Yes U could say I'm a believer.
I read "Chariots of the Gods" when it was first published. That book was ground-breaking and paradigm-changing. If the author spent less time in the preface of this book bragging about what he had written before and more time setting up the sparse new material and the rehash of decades-old hypotheses, I may have had a more receptive attitude. As it was, I found that his dismissal of current interpretations that correct the early-twentieth-century errors ludicrous. Sorry that an investigative author with such promise has fallen to the standards of tabloids and talk radio.
common talking head
I wouldn't have published it, other than to make money to save the jobs of the employees of my publishing house.
Pause for thought!
How Eric logically put together his theories.
I just don't understand why the "intellectuals" in this world have to stick their heads in the sand and glibly look for solutions that fit their microcosmic Humans in a box theories. This evidence is as plain as the sun shines bright.
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