posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 03:28 PM
I will admit I was excited to find out that Herr von Daniken was coming out with a new book. I had read his other titles over thirty years ago and was
wondering what the author had to say about his theories. This book was a very enjoyable read that I stayed up all night long to finish.
Herr von Daniken begins by telling about the books that have been passed on to people that are written about in the Bible and other sources. He spends
a great deal of time on the story of Enoch and adds in others to the mix. He does this while discussing the artifacts of Father Crespi, who was a
missionary in South America. The stories on the Book of Enoch do seem to be from the advantage of someone taking a space flight for the very first
The best part of the book comes next in which Herr von Daniken addresses the critics and debunkers about his claims in the book "The Gold of the
Gods" which was published in 1972. He does recount what happened and what he actually saw. It does seem like the debunkers trashed him for a few
paragraphs that were not lies at all. One has to read the part to get the full story. I really like how Herr von Daniken does address this part of his
past, and the story itself is quite fascinating. It is funny how many people in the media and the science community trash someone without getting all
the facts. Proclamation by armchair as Stanton Friedman would state. It also seems that the cave of treasures is quite real, and that there is an even
greater treasure trove of secrets to be found.
The book then is about the Mormons and Joseph Smith's encounter with the angel Moroni. The correlations between this story and the Book of Enoch are
quite fascinating. Herr von Daniken does state the obvious in asking why a Great Spirit of All Creation would need to build transportation to send
peoples across the Atlantic.
The final part is some fascinating new finds about the Nazca lines in Peru. There have been many measurements taken that show the area to have many
anomalies. I don't want to give too much away from this book as I think many people will enjoy it.
If one is a fan of Erich von Daniken, this book is a must have. If one is not so much a fan, this book has a fascinating part in it about his past
writing that should help clear things up. I am a fan of his now, and I have always thought we were visited in the past by extraterrestrials. I do not
know what, if any, part they may have played in our development, but the idea is one that should be seriously looked into. The book is a great read
and Herr von Daniken is back!