Try saying THAT five times fast! Besides being a tonque twister, patriarchal architecture is a term I use to describe those overly masculine structures (a.k.a. phallic symbols) that reinforce the yang Qi–masculine energy–in a space. Here are some examples discovered recently on a trip to St. Augustine, Florida which bills itself as the oldest city in America…

St. Augustine Light

The St. Augustine Fort

Flagler College (former Flagler Hotel)

If you’re going to build a fortress, you might as well go for the all out macho mindf*ck style to scare away your enemies. But if you’re building a home, you want to include a balance of yin (feminine) shapes to offset the yang.

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