Orig. pub. as Manner, Mythen, Machte, Kreuz Verlag Stuttgart, 1994. Transl. by Gary V. Hartman.
1 Men--deficient beings? Psychology's neglect of men. -- 2 Myths: vessels for nation, culture, profession and family; the tension between mythology and psychology. -- 3 Gangs, violence, and longing; why modern education fails with boys. -- 4 Men and their grandiosity; the suprapersonal as orientation. -- 5 The shadow of grandiosity; masculine mythopathologies. -- 6 The tension between archaic savagery and overcivilization; mythotherapy for men. -- 7 The alienation between men and women; the battle of the sexes
'...Guggenbuhl develops a completely new psychological theory about men. He maintains that traditional psychotherapy has failed to tackle the main objectives that motivate men in their private and public lives....Men have a natural affinity for myth and mythmaking which, Guggenbuhl maintains, results in grandiose aspirations and what often appears to be the purest sort of self-indulgence. At the same time, such thinking also helps to explain a seeming helplessness that men have in dealing with their own feelings. Once all of this is understood, a true equality in relationships based on the differences between the sexes, may also be attained.'