Although this book was written some time ago, and the world is changing fast, nevertheless the topic is very relevant today. Erich Neumann looks at the possibility of a new set of ethics developing in society, one that requires a lot more conscious action on the part of the individual. He suggests that this new ethic is appearing in more and more cases and will gradually replace the old ethic which most great religions had developed.... the new ethic is the next stage in our development.
The only problem I had with this book is the language used. It was originally written in German and has obviously been translated by a German speaker because the language is often unnecessarily complicated.
Despite this, I found the book very interesting... and hopeful that amongst all the current chaos something is developing in a positive direction, even if it may be difficult to see at the moment.