Erich Von Däniken - Twilight of the Gods (2010)
The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials
What is a "cargo cult"? The term refers to the real-life ethnological phenomenon of what happens when a technologically primitive society comes in contact with a technologically more advanced society. On countless documented occasions, ethnologists have observed that if technologically advanced visitors live among technologically not intellectually! Pimitive cultures for short periods of time and then leave, soon thereafter, the visitors' advanced nuts-and-bolts technologies cause the native population to view these rather ordinary humans as gods and begin to worship them. On many occasions during their stay, the visitors would interact with the native population, giving them goods and food-cargo! After the departure of these "gods," the native culture surmised that they would return if they practiced intense worship, sacrifice, and emulation. Examples of modern-day cargo cult behavior can be found in the regions of the South Pacific during WWII. Why is this phenomenon so important?
In Search of Ancient Gods (1973)
Erich Von Däniken