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The Ancient Alien Question [Kindle Edition]

Philip Coppens , Erich von Daniken
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Have we been visited by extraterrestrial beings? Did these ancient aliens contribute to the birth of human civilization? Do our ancient monuments contain evidence of their presence?
The Ancient Alien Question reveals an array of astonishing truths, including: -+ A radically different understanding of the pyramids and how they were constructed-+ The origins of crystal skulls and how they were found-+ The extraordinary stories behind monuments such as the Nazca lines and Puma Punku, and who built them-+ How extraterrestrials came to our planet and the evidence that supports this
Analyzing the historical and archaeological evidence, Philip Coppens demonstrates that there is substantial proof that our ancestors were far more technologically advanced than currently accepted, and that certain cultures interacted with non-human intelligences. Our ancestors were clearly not alone. Forty years after von Däniken, posed these questions in Chariots of the Gods, Coppens provides clear and concise answers to the great historical enigmas in a most accessible and readable format. Your view of human history will never be the same again!

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About the Author

Philip Coppens is an internationally renowned investigative journalist, author and regular contributor to magazines such as Atlantis Rising and NEXUS Magazine. He is labelled a sceptic by the believers and a believer by the sceptics a unique position which makes him a well-recognised voice of reason. He lives in Edinburgh and Los Angeles.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3000 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1601631987
  • Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (1 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L6VVW8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125,415 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Philip Coppens is an author and investigative journalist, ranging from the world of politics to ancient history and mystery. He co-hosts The Spirit Revolution radio show with his wife Kathleen McGowan and is a frequent contributor to NEXUS Magazine and Atlantis Rising Magazine. Since 1995, he has lectured extensively and has appeared in a number of television and DVD documentaries, including Ancient Aliens: The Series (The History Channel).

He is the author of The Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel, The Canopus Revelation, Land of the Gods, The New Pyramid Age, Servants of the Grail, 2012, Science or Fiction? (eBook), Killing Kennedy (eBook), The Cryptogram of Rennes-le-Chateau (eBook), The Ancient Alien Question and The Lost Civilization Enigma.

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balance 16 Nov. 2011
I approached The Ancient Alien Question with some trepidation. Finding a foreword by EVD himself further reduced my hopes and expectations. Very quickly, I found I couldn't put the book down. I'm quite familiar with the territory, but Philip Coppens managed to bring something new and exciting to the table. Best of all, he mantained an objective, rational stance that reveals where he stands but leaves the reader to make their own judgements.

The Ancient Alien Question is a very good read. Well paced. Logically constructed. Full of interest. The book is particularly useful for those new to the subject.

There is more to come and I hope Philip is planning a follow up.

Plenty of food for thought...I like that in a book!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, in parts.. 18 Jan. 2013
By A Craig
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Some chapters are a lot better than others in this book. And although he says he is a 'sceptic' by the end of the book he clearly has made his mind up about certain theories, and this is where the book looses it's way. The last bunch of chapters descend into a lot of old hogwash about mystics, shamans from deep inside the Amazon jungle and their trippy drugs, other dimensions and non physical entities and the like, which the author argues more as fact than the previous 'questions' that he addressed earlier in the book.

When he started talking about Uri Geller (a proven fraud) and other people with supposed special abilities, he goes on about the more mystical side of things, which is a lot harder to support without the hard physical evidence such as all the archaeological or historical records and empirical evidence which he started the book focusing on, he looses some credibility.

His belief that UFO's are not actually physical things is a bit of a jump, and he doesn't address a whole branch of UFOology by doing this. I know his focus is on 'ancient aliens' but the thousands upon thousands of modern UFO sighting of clear physical objects which show up on radar and leave physical traces etc would suggest that these 'visitors' are probably not some mystical angel type deities that can only be experienced by drug enhanced spiritual 'crossing over' to some other dimension or higher plane, but more than likely, actually genuine Extra terrestrial biological beings.

I had just hoped for a more scientific approach to the question, and although good in parts such as the archaeological studies, I think this book descended a little too close to religious, spiritual territory and unfounded leaps of faith by the author at the end.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have,must read. 4 Aug. 2012
By Nailer
Whether a newcomer or seasoned sceptic this book is a must for the personal library.A very easy read with a clear explanation of established views,alternatives and the author's own personal take.I found myself conducting further research after reading this book to get a better understanding of certain aspects.The theory concerning the limestone blocks forming the Giza pyramids is a real eye opener.

As other reviewers have commented i was also a bit hesitant in the begining about this book in view of the foreword by EVD;bad publicity lasts a long time and can cloud our judgement.However, i read this book with an open mind and glad i did.

Overall an excellent reference book that i know that i will reread.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Better Books on Ancient Alien Theory 26 July 2013
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What can I say that hasn't already been said? Not only was the late Filip Coppens a talented author and researcher, he inspired a new generation of believers (I include myself here) as a contributor to the Ancient Aliens TV Show.

Filip Coppens' The Ancient Alien Question is a well thought out, well written book that in some ways reminded me of a more modern, colourful version of Erich Von Daniken's classic; Chariot of the Gods. Like many, I was first introduced to Coppen's style of research through the Ancient Aliens program by the History Channel. I personally identified with him more than some of the other contributors because of his reluctance to simply believe everything without first checking it out. As you might imagine this transfers over really well into The Ancient Alien Question.

Everything from the Nasca lines to Puma Punku and the Giza Pyramids are covered. What surprised me about the book however was that Coppens challenges at least one of Sitchin's (Zecharia) claims, and also brings new evidence forth to suggest that the Dogan (who many now claim possess information about the solar system which they should never have had except through ET intelligence) actually possess no such knowledge. Since Sitchin's work was what got me into reading extra-terrestrial themed books in later years, and for awhile i had believed in his work sincerely, seeing Coppens expose the late scholar was both interesting and slightly disheartening. Then again, truth is truth and in this subject, it is of extreme importance that truth be not treated flippantly since we are at odds with an entire public whose only exposure to the UFO phenomena is the "the little green men" that silly news channels and news papers laugh off, much to their detriment.

All in all a fascinating book. If you found the topics in the Ancient Aliens TV program interesting and like your UFO/Alien books properly researched, this is for you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ancient aliens 15 Jun. 2014
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We are not alone is the most important question we think and strive to answer. This book tries to help with this hidden and mystical question and we will continue to search.
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