I was trying to do some research into the organization run by Giorgio Tsoukalos, but I will be damned if I can figure out what they are calling the thing these days. Ages and ages ago, when Erich von Däniken co-founded it with Gene M. Phillips in 1973, I believe the organization was called the Ancient Astronaut Society. For a long time its successor was called the Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association, and that’s how it’s still named on Tsoukalos’s Legendary Times website. But over at his sister site, Legendary Times Books, the organization is called the Ancient Alien Society.
Worse, there is another web page, apparently an incomplete template for the same organization, calling itself the Ancient Astronaut Society in its logo but the Ancient Astronauts Society (with the plural astronauts) on its pages.
All of these offer the same subscriptions and membership info (including the word-for-word same text about membership and benefits), so they all seem to be the same thing. But how is it that the ancient astronaut organization can’t manage to get its own name right? Is it possible that Giorgio Tsoukalos is so careless with the facts that he did not pay attention to what his own web pages call his own organization? What does that say about ancient astronaut theorists' ability to get the facts right elsewhere?
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It seems Giorgio does not actively contribute much of anything on his Legendary Times website other than new and convenient ways to economically support his endeavors. As far as I could see it was really all about money and making more of it (i.e. "All Roads Lead To Hollywood", etc) Although I actively particpated on his discussion boards for a couple of years (because I truly believed there were still many unknowns in regards to ancient origins) he very seldom commented on his own boards and when he did it was generally to put someone in their place (and very rudely) for saying something he did not like (usually people questioning why they had not received their latest copy of his Legendary Times magazine after several months of waiting). Thus, that experience ultimately has taught me to keep both feet on the ground and to only look at the hard evidence for all topics in regards to "ancient" anything.
Having an interest in astrology and history, trying respect religion to the best of my ability and not to question God. However the Mind of Man is able to exercise or manipulate the mind of the seeker. We know there's a catch 22 to everything. To see a magician is just that and regardless of the trick, we walk away amazed with the trick. What keeps me interested and following the program is they state a lot of facts and they cross reference very strong resources. I do and I have always found myself wondering and wondering way before I read Chariots of the Gods. I do understand the need for religion, ok I got that. However if the theorist were to be RIGHT and Prove It. Really! what state of mind would that leave the World in? I do believe in the Higher Power (GOD) but at the same time God is Great and if it is he made it so. Again I won't question the creator. Man has had many blunders and l only describe the world of Religion as Chicken, meaning you can eat it in all four corners of the planet, but it's prepared and served differently however it's chicken.
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