Foreword for Les Lignes d’or
In my opinion if there is one problem in
our world today it is over specialisation. Of course if you are a
brain surgeon or even a very particular sort of engineer, it is
necessary for you to know everything about your specific subject and
skill. But such a high degree of specialisation can be a real
impediment to a historian, and especially a historian dealing with
the period we generally refer to as prehistoric. In this field there
is a definite advantage to having a wide-ranging remit and an open
mind. With little if any written evidence at our disposal we need to
find small clues concerning the lives of our prehistoric ancestors
wherever they appear. In the end it is a combination of archaeology,
language, surviving customs, myths and even folklore that opens the
door on such a remote period.
Sylvain Tristan is a researcher who is
open-minded but never gullible, probing but flexible and thanks to
his rare combination of skills, together with dogged determination
and tremendous enthusiasm, I believe his book ‘The Golden
Lines’ has added much to the reservoir of knowledge regarding
the Megalithic peoples of Western Europe.
me, Sylvain has come to believe that the people who pulled, pushed
and bullied those massive stones into place in France, Britain and
other areas of Western Europe, had a profound understanding of the
nature of the planet on which they lived and though this sounds
unlikely for a Stone Age culture, more and more evidence is coming to
light regarding their true mathematical capabilities. In the end the
history books will have to be re-written, with much less emphasis on
the brilliance of the Ancient Greeks, or even the cultures who
supplied their mathematical skills – the Egyptians and
Sumerians. It is becoming ever more evident that the mathematical
accomplishments of the Megalithic people, as much as four thousand or
more years ago, eclipsed anything that would be seen again in the
world until the age of enlightenment.
What is more Sylvain shows that rather
than representing some strange intellectual backwater, the acquired
knowledge of the Far West of Europe almost certainly had much to do
with the development and skills of those cultures we think of as
being pivotal to the rise of humanity.
With the evidence so carefully collected
and collated by Sylvain Tristan, working hand in hand with
revolutionaries such as Xavier Guichard and Alexander Thom, the very
maps of at least France and Britain take on a newer and more profound
significance. The lines I called ‘the Salt lines’ and
which Sylvain refers to as ‘the Golden Lines’ are the
living proof on the landscape of a genius that once flowered here.
What follows in this book is a ‘must’
for anyone who suspects that history is not what we have been taught.
Stand by to be astounded.
Butler, author of The
Bronze Age Computer Disc, The Goddess, the Grail and the Lodge
and co-author with Christopher Knight of Civilization
Bridlington, England June 2004