Do we know enough about our history?
There is a debate starting which asks, Is the world flat or round? All though I am sure the world is round, I think it is possible to have an argument for both sides.
This article will not cover this question rather I will try to answer another big question. Are human beings a form of hybrid alien brought to planet earth?
I first came across the book Chariots of the Gods, while watching Ancient Aliens. The show airs on the H2 (History) channel in Calgary, Alberta. You would have to check your local listing to see what channel and time the show airs for you.
After watching a few episodes, I was hooked. The idea a television series explores the possibilities that we are not alone in this universe was an interest to me.
The fact there is evidence all over this planet which show us the proof of our ancient past. It is hard to believe that what we think we know about history and what the school system has thought us might be wrong.
The show Ancient Aliens has my attention because I have always been interested in world culture, history and religion. This show explores all 3 of these things and presents an alternative to the history we have been lead to believe.
The Book – Chariots of The Gods
I have been watching the show for a few years now and have had some interesting conversations with friends. I picked up the book Chariots of the Gods, from my friend Umaru Wamala.
You can read an article on Duality he submitted to Discover Your Life Today.
Chariots of the Gods was first printed in the last 60’s to early 70’s. The book looked at the concept that our understanding of who God is might be wrong.
The book was ahead of its time and Erich Von Daniken, the author, is considered the father of the alternative history movement. He presented ideas showing that space aliens could have altered the direction our civilization has gone.
On every page of Chariots of the Gods Von Daniken presents ideas for the open mind to considers. An open mind cannot help but explore the words in this book.
Chariots Of The Gods – Book Review
My goal is to review the facts that Erich Von Daniken presents, and explore the possibilities that what he is saying can be fact or fictions based on my understanding of the world.
I will only explore one idea from each chapter, as Von Daniken explores many ideas in this ground-breaking book.
Chapter 01 – Are There Intelligent Beings in our Cosmos?
Astronomer Harlow Shapley estimated that there are some, 10 to the 20th power, stars within range of our telescopes. (Page 2)
10 to the 20th power is such a large number that I cannot begin to understand how big it is. Everyday math calculations do not allow us to work with numbers this large so it can be hard to comprehend.
To begin to understand how large this number is, drive out to the middle of nowhere on a clear day. Look up and you begin to see stars which are visible to the naked eye. Stars you cannot see if you live in a city full of street lights.
What you begin to see is only a fraction of what is visible with a telescope and the telescopes that we have access to only allow us to see a fraction of what is out there.
The big question is could one of these stars we see or don’t see, with a telescope, have intelligent life on it?
Although this has not been proven, I would have to think, yes it does or yes it did at some point in the history of the universe.
Of all the information, we have about the universe, it is hard to believe that we are the only planet that can harbor life. We are lead to believe water is the key to harbor life on planet Earth. We are also told water is needed for all other form of life to exist in the known and unknown solar system.
I do not have the prove to say, YES water is on another planet, but the more NASA explores the more we hear of them finding ice, water and other liquids planets.
The Earth is believed to have formed over 4,000,000,000 year ago and the Universe would be considerably older than that. We know the Universe is expanding and has been since the beginning.
Could there be life on at least one planet, that is millions of light years away?
To think that we are all alone in this universe, is wrong in my view. I do think we should consider the fact perhaps there was intelligent life out in the cosmos at some point but perhaps they are no longer with us or that they are so far that it would take them millions of light years to reach us.
If we look at the stars and understand that there could be life out there, then we must consider, maybe the life forms we are searching for, is searching for us.
Perhaps a long-lost civilization found us at a point in our history and they went back to the galaxy they came from?
We only must look to the movies and look at the story of, Superman. Maybe the planet those beings were from fell to some ill will and everyone died. Maybe a few being survived and make it to our planet?
The questions should not be, whether there is life in the Cosmos, but is that life we are searching for still alive? I think that is a better question to consider.
Chapter 02 – When Our Spaceship Landed on Earth…
If a spaceship could reach 99% of the speed of light, then the boundaries of our solar system are endless. (Page 9)
To me this seemed like an interesting idea. If we could build a spaceship that could travel under the speed of light, we could travel anywhere we want to in the known and unknown Universe.
This is not an easy technology to build or understand. We would have to build a spaceship that had the capability of traveling a little under 299,792,458 meters/second.
A craft moving at this speed is very hard for us to understand since most people drive their cars between 100 – 140km/hour.
I do not humans on earth have created a spaceship that can travel that fast. We would need to understand what that kind of speed would do to a body in motion.
This type of technology would take billions of dollars to develop and frankly when we send current space shuttles into space they do not travel anywhere near that speed.
We should consider the positivity that an older civilization, one that is millions of years older than us, may have developed a such a spacecraft. One that could travel close to the speed of light and handle the forces that are exerted on the craft.
We have heard stories of people who say they say a craft in the sky just hovering above, and then in an instant, the craft was gone.
Maybe those people are witnesses a civilization that is much more advanced that our own.
I believe in the concept of being able to fly in a spacecraft, at the speed of light. A speed this fast would allow us to travel space and the unknown universe.
Alien beings from another planet could have been here long before live on earth as we know it formed. Did these ancient people have a civilization more advanced than ours? Did they have the technology to send people on a space odyssey as we see in our modern Hollywood movies?
Chapter 03 – The Improbable World of the Unexplained
What does legend say about the mysterious city of Tiahuanaco?
It tells of a golden spaceship that come from the stars; in it came a women, whose name was Oryana, to fulfill the task of becoming the Great Mother of the earth. Oryana had only four fingers, which were webbed. Great Mother Oryana gave birth to 70 earth children, then she returned to the stars.
We do, in fact, find rock drawings of beings with four fingers at Tiahuanaco. Their age cannot be determined. No one from any of the ages known to us ever saw Tiahuanaco when it was not in ruins. (Page 26-27)
You can Watch this video for more info on Tiahuanaco:
According to Wikipedia, Tiahuanaco was first written about by Pedro Cieza de Leon in 1549. What a sight it must have been for Pedro, to lay his eyes on a city that is believed to be over 17,000 years old.
Pedro recalled huge stone pillars that accent people built. As he explored he recited stories from people in the area. What they believed was that God was a being from outer space.
Could a spaceship have come down from the stars? In the previous chapter, we discussed the possibility of a craft with the potential of traveling speed of light.
Millions for years ago, ancient civilizations that existed could have built a craft that they used to travel to our world. A world that would have been much more prehistoric then there’s.
The story goes, a four-fingered woman exited the craft. That could be a possibility as we do not know how life on other planets would evolve based on where they are situated universe and their own galaxy.
She gave birth to 70 children.
Think about this statement. Not only did she mate with the people in Tiahuanaco but they were ok with this arrangement. This would mean the women would have mated with no more than 70 men. The men must have been chosen based on build, wisdom and status.
Depending on birth cycles of women from other planets, she could have resided in Tiahuanaco for 1 year to maybe 100?
Then she returned to the stars. She came by herself and left by herself. She did not take any one of her 70 babies. They were all left for the people of Tiahuanaco.
Before or after this woman left, the locals used the tools they had to tell the story of what they had experience. They drew on the rocks and the drawing of what they experienced, saw and witnessed can be seen today.
Why would a civilization that is believed to be over 17,000 years old, record this history?
Was it to tell the 70 children who their mom was and what their origins is?
Or was that the only method they had to record what they experienced, so future generations could share in their history?
We hear stories, from different regions, religions and cultures about the people of the heavens. I do believe that the people of Tiahuanaco told their story the same way we tell our stories today using social media.
Chapter 04 – Was God an Astronaut?
In Exodus 15:10, Moses relates the exact instructions which “God” gave for building the Ark of the Covenant. The directions given to the very inch, how and where staves and rings are to be fitted, and from what alloy the metals are to be made. The instructions were meant to make sure that everything was carried out exactly as “God” wanted it. He warned Moses several times not to make any mistakes. (Page 49)
No one, he told Moses, should come close to the Ark of the Covenant, and he gave precise instructions about the clothing to be worn and footwear. (Page 49-50)
When passing cattle shook and threatened to overturn the Ark, Uzzah grabbed hold of it. He fell dead on the spot, as if struck by lightning. (Page 50)
Moses is instructed by God to make an Ark that is not to be touched by anyone but him. Since he is the only one who knows how to handle the ark, has the right clothing and footwear Moses stays safe.
When Uzzah touch the Ark, he dies on the spot. What kind of devise would you have to touch, that could kill on contact?
If you believe the theory which states, our ancestors mistook cosmic travelers as Gods, then what I am going to say next makes sense.
I believe the Ark of the Covenant was a power source for a spaceship. It was most likely a battery or electrical source needed to power the ship. Like a starter.
It says God gave Moses the instructions, information on what material needed to me used and how it was all be constructed. Uzzah died after touching this high voltage battery.
Why the Ark
Perhaps the spaceship of the Gods had trouble and a power source was needed. This would allow the ship to regain the ability to fly.
Maybe the ship lost power and had to land on earth? Perhaps the energy source that was installed at the home planet was faulty and a new once had to be built.
God gave exact details on how to build this electrical box. It seems the electrical source could be something we see every day.
We have similar electrical boxes which must be handled with due care by professionals. If you are not wearing the right clothes and shoes you could be shocked with a million volts and find yourself dead.
You can look around and see power lines and transformers in every neighborhood. People are asked to stay away for their own safety. We are warned not to touch the power source by the makers of the product.
I believe the Ark of the Covenant was installed on the spaceship by Moses. This allowed the distant travelers to charge up their space and leave planet Earth.
We are told groups of researchers, scientist, theorist and archeologists are looking for the Ark. I do not think they can find something that is no long on Earth. I do believe these people may be able to uncover evidence that the Ark was build.
Chapter 05 – Fiery Chariots from the Heavens
If the account of the flood in the Bible is a secondhand one, the first-person form of Utnapishtim’s narrative shows that a survivor, an eyewitness, was speaking in the Epic of Gilgamesh. (Page 61)
Watch the Epic of Gilgamesh:
Epic of Gilgamesh
In the story of Gilgamesh there is a great flood. A similar story can be found in the modern-day Bible. The two stories seem to be telling a parallel account of same flood.
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Gods live in the mountains. Just as when Moses was visited by God. Moses was given the Ten commandments in the mountains.
If one is to survive a major flood, one that could wipe out every living person, plant and animal on earth, it is safe to assume the best chance to survive would be to go to the highest points on earth.
Mountains are several thousand feet above sea leave. As the water level rises you would need to seek higher ground to have a chance to survive. You would not want to go underground.
Mountains and space crafts would be the two locations to consider if you want to survive a flood. Now keep in mind we are told there were not spacecraft a few thousand years ago, so mountains would be the next best option.
Real or Fake
The story of the flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh took place before the Bible was written.
So, if we are to believe that the words in the Bible are the true words of God, then the great flood must have taken place.
The question to consider is, is the Epic of Gilgamesh a lie? or as suggested is the account of the flood a true account from someone who survived the flood. Could the story have been passed down generation to generation until it was written in to the Bible the true history of the earth?
I believe that the Epic of Gilgamesh could have happened. To this day, around the world, we find many societies who live high in the mountains. There could have been many survivors and stories were shared with each generation.
Those stories were then shared between different cultures as they come down form the mountains and made their way around the vast regions of the earth.
Chapter 06 – Ancient Imagination and Legends, or Ancient facts?
The first book of the Mahabharata reveals the intimate history of the unmarried Kunti, who not only received a visit from the sun-god but also had a son by him, a son who is supposed to have been as radian as the sun itself. As Kunti was afraid – even in those days – of falling into disgrace, she laid the child in a little basket and put it in the river. (Page 71)
The Mahabharata is an epic story from the Hindu tradition. This story is one I was told, growing up in a Hindu family. My parents watched the Bollywood made movies and would then tell my sister and I what was happening.
To this day my parents tell us that these were real events that took place thousands of years ago. They insist and believe that this is the story of the God they believe in.
The story all Hindu’s believe is an epic battle took place where God not only defeated an evil force but also took different forms to do so.
Like in Christianity we are told its God, Jesus and the holy spirit.
The Sun God
The story of an unmarried women having a child by God is not new. Many Christians know this story as how Jesus was born to his mother Mary.
Just like Mary in the Bible, Kunti was visited by God. The Sun God told her she would carry the child of Gods and had Gods child.
Growing up my mom called me son in the traditional sense. In loving terms, she would sometimes call me her Sunny. Her Sun.
The story does not say if the Sun God went back to the place he came to visit from but I would have to assume he did. In most stories the Gods return to where they once came.
The Sun God left the child with Kunti, on earth, and she was to take care of him. She put her fatherless son in a basket, on the river, and sailed him away.
We see parallel stories in the life of Moses.
Moses could have been the son of a Sun God. Maybe that is why he was chosen to build the Ark of the Covenant. It would make sense why he was the only one who could properly handle a high voltage electrical source.
Chapter 07 – Ancient Marvels or Space Travel Centers?
We know next to nothing about the how, why, and when of the building of the pyramids. An artificial mountain, some 490 feet high and weighing 6.5 million tons, stands there as evidence of an incredible achievement, and this monument is supposed to be nothing more than the burial-place of an extravagant king! (Page 98)
Why A Tomb
Why would a king or god put so many people through the trouble of building such a wonder? The pyramid is said to have 2.6 million stones. Each of which weights between 6.5 to 10 tons. The smaller stones close to the top weight as much as an fully grown elephant.
It’s estimated that it would have taken salves, of the Egyptian Gods, well over 600 years to cut, transport and build the pyramid to completion. Why take 600 years to construct a tomb when the average human age is believed to be somewhere between 25 to 40 years old?
Why would it make sense for any human, living thousands of years ago, to construct this building? A pyramid that would take between 12 – 25 lifetimes to complete?
Not A Tomb
It is believed that the king of the Egyptians was buried here. This final resting place. But all signs show that the pyramids are more that random. They are built with the understanding of advanced mathematics.
There are holes on the pyramids that line up with distant stars. The pyramids can calculate the distance from the sun and earth. Through mathematical formulas you get PI=3.14159.
At the highest point of the pyramids they line up perfectly with stars that are associated with the different Gods.
This dry, sand desert location, near water, was chosen for a reason. A desert is endless space which visitors from distant planets could land and park their space crafts.
Mountains are where the gods dwell and are seen in all the different stories. Mountains are also where many people go today to get away from the day-to-day life.
If you go to India, China, Nepal and other countries, you can see temples that have been built in the mountains.
You can’t find mountains in the deserts of Egypt but you can build mountains where the Gods could live.
Chapter 08 – Easter Island – Land of the Bird Men
Hundreds of gigantic statues, some of which are between 33 and 66 feet high and weigh as much as 50 tons, still stare challengingly at the visitor today. (Pay 110)
Watch this short clip about Easter Island:
For those of you who have not heard of Easter Island you can read more about it on the link. For those of you who do know about Easter Island you know it’s a small island off the coast of Chile, in South America.
This island was believed to be inhabited by a few thousand people in the past. Today the island has a population under 6000 people.
The Stone Carvings
On an isolated island where did people get the tools to carve out these massive heads and why?
We are told they would have been cut off from civilization for the most part. They would have gotten these tools from somehow.
Either residents of far off lands built boats and on their travels found Easter island by and traded tools for food or there is something else we don’t understand.
Which makes me wonder where these travelers going since the world was believed to be flat in those day.
Could they have known that the world is not flat? Who would have told them about this or did these people have an opportunity to see the earth from above themselves?
Why Stone Heads?
Let’s say you get to Easter island and want to start a new life. Sure, the first thing you do is build shelter, gather food and find a fresh water supply. Then each day would be about surviving and making sure everyone is safe.
So, why crave hundreds of statues? Was it part of their new identity or where they paying homage to something greater than them?
The volcanic stones are heavy. Just as heavy, if not even heavier than the ones used to build the pyramids in Egypt.
But why stone?
We know it can take hundreds of years to wear down stone. It would take thousands of years for water and weather to wear down a full mountain range.
I believe they wanted their creation to outlive them and possibly all of humanity so when the gods, from the sky, did come back they would find the planet just as they left it, primitive!
This would allow them to again, kick-start humanity, and allow us to continue to find our way until we got it right.
There is another story to consider. An animated movie called, The Big Friendly Giant. In this movie, not only does the story explain the head in Easter island but it also explains the story of in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the story behind Gulliver’s travels.
Chapter 09 – The Mysteries of South America and Other Oddities
Outline drawings of animals which simply did not exist in South America 10,000 years ago, namely camels and lions, were found on the rocks of the desert plateaus of Marcahuasi (Peru) 12,500 feel above sea level. (Page 129)
Why do people live at such high elevations? Is it to survive a flood that may come again one day? Does living at these elevations provides shelter and safety from life that exists close to sea level?
The only reason I can come up with is these people want to be as close to God as possible without dying of cold, wind and other weather hazards.
Anyone who has climbed a mountain knows that even a few hundred feet of elevation change can take a few hours to several days. This depends on the terrain and elevation change.
Let’s think back to 10,000 years ago, why would anyone want to move food sources provide by the sea and possible fertile soil.
I would have to believe the soil at 12,500 feet is much harder and food cannot be that easy to grow or find?
The question is, how do people who are most likely isolated from the rest of the known world know about Lions and Camels? Who told them about these animals who did not exist in South America?
Did the people of the mountains see these animals for themselves, on journeys, that we are told they could not have made?
Since they lived in the mountains and Gods are known to have dwelled in the mountains, could the Gods have told them about these animals?
Better yet, were these people transported by spaceships to faraway lands, introduced to other civilizations, and then brought back to their land, where they told stories and drew what they saw?
Why crave drawing into walls where it is possible no other humans on earth would ever find it? It has taken modern man kind thousands of years to find this wall art.
Why not make your way down the mountain and draw what you are a witness to at lower elevations?
I believe these private people wanted future mountain dweller to find their history just the way they left it. Allowing us to go back in time and get a true picture of how life was.
Chapter 10 – The Earth’s Experience of Space
UFO’s have been sighted in America and over the Philippines, in West Germany and elsewhere. Let us assume that 98 percent of the people who claimed that they had seen UFO’s actually saw (a) ball (of) lightening, weather balloons, strange cloud formations, new unknown types of aircrafts, or even odd effects of light and shade in the sky at twilight. (Page 143)
Could it be possible that everyone is telling the truth about UFO’s or could be that they are all lying. We know that there have been cases where people have lied but we do know there are many cases that they cannot proven not factual.
I like the idea of if we were to dismiss 98 percent of what people are saying then at least 2 percent would have to be considered as the possible truth.
How can so many people feel, experience and describe something that is so similar and we dismiss it?
You may have heard of Roswell, New Mexico. This is where it is believed a spaceship crash landed. It is also believed that the United States government covered up the spacecraft crash by saying it was a weather balloon.
What about the picture that was published by the by the LA Times? Was this also a fake? Why would a credible publication print this for everyone to see and then change its story? Why are military personal not able to tell what they have seen in the sky? How come this information is classified?
Could there have been spaceships visiting us, on Earth, thousands of years after the first recorded event by our ancestors? I guess until you see it for yourself this question can be hard to answer.
When people tell us they say a craft in the sky why does the masses in public believe these people are nothing but crazy?
Why do we do that? Are we afraid to explore the truth and dig deep? Are we too scared to think for our self? Why have we chosen to believe every lie the government has chosen to spin into the truth?
How long are we going to live at a surface of our understanding and just let people tell us what to believe?
I believe people of the earth are waking up to a collective consciousness and soon we will not accept these lies.
Chapter 11 – The Search for Direct Communication
Edgar Cayce fell ill in his early youth; he was wracked by cramps; high fever was consuming his body; he fell into a coma. While doctors were trying in vain to bring the boy back to consciousness, Edgar suddenly began to speak loudly and clearly. He explained why he was ill, named some remedies which he needed, and told them to prepare a paste from certain ingredients and smear his spine with it.
Doctor and relatives were astounded because they had no idea where the boy had go this knowledge and the technical language, which was quite unknown to him. (Page 166)
Watch this for more info:
How this could have happened?
How could someone who has no understanding of science, biology and medicine come up with a cure and tell doctors while he or she is in coma? This seems to defy our understanding of the human potential.
As Edgar laid in coma was he able to channel a different part of his brain and cure himself?
We have told, humans only use a small percentage of our brains. We are told we do not understand what the grey matter does in our brains does. Only now are we beginning to understand how the brain works.
Perhaps in meditation and hypnosis we channel information from our subconscious mind. The part of the brain we do not have full control over.
Could the information in the grey matter of our mind be information we need to understand ourselves and our past? If we can connect to the grey matter in our mind will we better understand the world around us?
Could the Gods, from other planets, hide that information in our minds for us to explore when we are ready for it?
I am sure you have either heard of a psychic or perhaps you have gone to one. They seem to know a lot about us and we have never met these people.
How is it possible for someone to know so much about you when you don’t know that person? How are they able to tell you about your childhood or memories you have not shared with anyone?
Are their people on earth, that can channel their “God” given gifts, better than other people in our population? I believe so.
I also think it is possible that these people are descendants of our ancestors. Those same ancestors who were visited by beings, born to a mother or father who had a relationship with a being not of this earth.
These are not easy questions to explore. The answers you come up with could have people calling you crazy.
This thought alone will stop many of us from considering the truth and exploring the thoughts in our minds.
Chapter 12 – Tomorrow
Will man create a second, third and fourth earth? (Page 183)
Exploring the World
For us to consider this question, I believe we need to consider that perhaps the Earth we know, is not the first earth we have lived on.
If spacecraft traveled from distant worlds why would they land on Earth and not leave a trace of their visit?
I believe they would make their journey known to others, just like we have done, according to recorded history.
We are exploring our known universe and have sent out our own, manned and unmanned spaceships. We need to know more about what is out there based on what we know today.
Looking up and outwards
From the first moment, we found out that there was life in the universe we have tried to duplicate what the traveler have shown us. We have always looked to the heavens for answers. Our ancestors studied the cosmos and had an understanding that most of us will never comprehend.
Today, we look to Mars as our possible answer to the Earth. An Earth 2. Why do we want to travel and ultimately live on Mars? What is our purpose for this travel?
The interesting question is, if we were to find life on other planets, such as Mars, would we try to share our DNA with them? Would we try to create a new hybrid species just like the God from thousands of years ago did with us?
Reading Chariots of the Gods answered some questions that I believed I have always asked myself. It has unfortunately left more unanswered question for us to consider, if we choose to explore history.
Personally, these questions are some that my friends and I like to consider over a few drinks. Not only does it make for good conversation but it allows us to explore a history we believe is true.
I believe we all become friends for a reason. Perhaps we talked about the visiting Gods 100 life time’s ago and how they impacted us. Maybe we are only starting to get back to that kind of understanding once again.
What one thing did you take from my exploration of the book, Chariots of the Gods.
Are you able to answer any of the questions I have asked or do you have questions of your own?
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