Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials

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New Page Books, Apr 24, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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High up in the Bolivian Andes—4,000 meters above sea level—lies Pumapunku, 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 Pumapunku 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?

"Well, dear readers, I destroy these preconceptions. Systematically. One bit at a time."  

In his own inimitable way, Erich von Däniken picks these preconceptions and prejudices apart with a clarity no other author could manage.

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Review: Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

kinda blew my mind. then in the final chapters he brings the book of Mormon into it? oh my. Read full review

Review: Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials

User Review  - Bill Thompson - Goodreads

Von Daniken is one of my favorite authors. As crazy as some of the ideas are, they make me think. Logical scientists would have us believe primitive people went from being farmers to master architects ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Erich von Däniken is arguably the most widely read and most-copied nonfiction author in the world. He published his first (and most well-known) book, Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. It was a worldwide bestseller and has been followed by 31 more books, including the recent best-sellers Twilight of the Gods and History Is Wrong (both published by New Page Books). His works have been translated into 28 languages and have sold more than 63 million copies. Several have also been made into films. Erich's ideas have been the inspiration for a wide range of TV series, including the History Channel's hit Ancient Aliens. Erich lives in Switzerland but is an ever present figure on the international lecture circuit.

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