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Heuer, G.M. (2014). Scenic Fall. Psychoanal. Perspect., 11(2):215.

(2014). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 11(2):215

Scenic Fall

Gottfried M. Heuer, Ph.D.

Looking back over the last seven years, I’m thinking of a Hindu proverb, according to which Shiva—the male principle—without Shakti, the feminine, is dead: I see my dream as a milestone on my journey from a both individually and culturally (German) male-dominated background toward an inner marriage of those two.


had a dream

last night:

I killed myself,

jumped off the Golden Gate

Bridge, off the side, at

the full moon.

“At least a nice place,” I

thought later.

No mem’ry of

the fall, the shock,

the impact, just

my beloved wife,

afterwards, asking,

“Was that really necessary?”

I said, “Yes,” and she

said, “No.”

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