For me, gothic art (art
gothique) is simply a corruption of the word argotique (cant), which
sounds exactly the same. This is in conformity with the phonetic law, which
governs the traditional cabala in every language and does not pay any attention
to spelling... Moreover, dictionaries define argot as 'a language
peculiar to all individuals who wish to communicate their thoughts without being
understood by outsiders'. Thus it certainly is a spoken cabala. In our day, cant
is spoken by the humble people, the poor, the despised, the rebels, calling for
liberty and independence, the outlaws, the tramps and the wanderers. Cant is the
cursed dialect, banned by high society, by the nobility (who are really so
little noble), the well-fed and self-satisfied middle class, luxuriating in the
ermine of their ignorance and fatuity. It remains the language of a minority of
individuals living outside accepted laws, conventions, customs and etiquette.
The term voyous (street-arabs) that is to say voyants (seers) is
applied to them and the even more expressive term sons or children of the sun.
Tradition assures us that men spoke it before the building of the Tower of Babel, which event caused this sacred language to be perverted and to be totally forgotten by the greater part of humanity. Today, apart from cant, we find its character in a few local dialects, such as Picard, Provenšal, etc. and in the language of the gypsies.
Fulcanelli: The Mystery of the Cathedrals