This tripe comes from the Vienna Lecture Series by Freud. In the Tenth Lecture (on dream interpretation) the Dr. was asked to explain phallic symbols. Those are NOT sexual symbols but POWER symbols in the subconscious. He listed a Chinese menu of items including steeples,
towers, umbrellas, spears, arrows, cigars and zeppelins. ONLY guns stuck in the minds of clueless armchair shrinks.
Ray from Bloombergia