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Providing Structure to the World Caregiver, Creator, Ruler

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N M E D I E V A L T I M E S, walls were built around villages and

moats around castles in an attempt to maintain order and to protect against marauding Vikings, Visigoths, and Vandals. Later, early American settlers cleared the land immediately around their cabins so that invading animals or Indians could be more easily seen. Today, the threats to one’s well-being may be less immediate or dramatic, but people still create lawns and build walls as expressions of the same desire for security and order. Anthropologist Angeles Arrien sees people with a strong stability orientation drawn to physical shapes that are square, arguing that even physical shapes have an archetypal quality to them. So perhaps it is not surprising that so many people in their family-formation years wish for or purchase “center hall colonials”—square buildings 205

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