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)
This is the third of Erich von Daniken's books that I've read/listened to. He makes the whole ET thing sound so logical. I have enjoyed his testimony of those ancient people's heritage and I feel he is right on. It is going to be a shock to the entire earth's population if what he has said is true and the ET's do come back, but why should we even doubt it. Most of the earth's religions all anticipate the return of their God. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a opened minded enough to think even a little of what he proposes could be true. NOTE: This should indicate signed by Chuck Woodings
Excellent book, by the way Von Daniken's huge body of work of more than 20 books should be disseminated in all the formats possible. Since audible and kindle came out I became less of a fan of paper books, these digital formats make learning about these topics something more enjoyable and easier to do.
I just hope books from Graham Hancock's and David Icke's etc. get to Audible some time soon!
Yes, in fact I think it's the kind of book you NEED to listen to more than once.
Fingerprints of The Gods by Graham Hancock. Both men are fearless, educated and articulate and this comes through in their writing. It can't be easy to write about this subject matter and retain respect within academic circles - unfortunately because of the narrowminded manipulative views of people in power and subservient dogma of the mainstream religions, these studies are often viewed with contempt, ridicule and fear by those in positions of educational, religious and political power.
His pronunciations were good and his neutral tone allows one to form clearer mental images of the subject matter.
We need MORE books in this category!
There is a plethora of incredible information in this book. Von Daniken is very well versed in the sciences. I loved it!
Erich Von Daniken was, I think, one of the very first to suggest that we have been visited by extra-terrestrials in our ancient past (as well as today), and that the stories and tales ('myths') handed down from that time is what has evolved into some of our many religions today. He makes a very strong case and every book of his that I have read has been just excellent! Very convincing for anyone with even a half-way open minded view.
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.
If you're familiar with history and cultures around the world, this is definitely a very good read. It gives you a different point of view on how to see the world. It might be a little much for some people, but it's up to the reader on how to interpret it. Either way it's still a wonderful research and collection of stories.
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.
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