INNI print was chosen to work on the 17th edition of this very successful book by the Belgian philosopher Christiane Beerlandt. A special book created by an exceptional woman in an exceptional format. For the first time this book will also be published in an ENG version, next to the NL, FR and German translations. Dirk Lippens, the devoted husband of Mrs. Beerlandt, continues her life’s work. We asked him for an interview. Read more about this project in the blog.
“It was a real pleasure to work with INNI group because of the service, the professional knowledge and the dedication of the people there. Their love for book making and their professional seriousness has helped to create the appropriate form to showcase the rich content of Christiane’s work.” – Dirk Lippens
ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF THIS BOOK
Dirk Lippens: Today “The Key to Self Liberation” stands for the counter on just over 230,000 copies, which is enormous for such an extensive book with a sales price of 57 euros, in which not the press attention but the mouth-to-mouth advertisement played the main role in the distribution. This sale was realised in the countries of the Dutch, French and German-speaking regions and is still continuing at a constant pace. This autumn, the English version will be published and this will further increase the sales figures because the demand for the English version has become enormous and comes from almost all countries in the world, not just the English-speaking countries. Currently there are a good twenty titles in Dutch, a good ten in French and two in German. To date, approximately 430,000 copies of the total oeuvre have been sold. There are also a large number of works here that Christiane considered extremely important, but of which we knew in advance that the public interest would be somewhat less because the time is not yet ripe. Nevertheless, we thought it was important to publish these works for those who are already ready. Christiane Beerlandt’s work aims to help promote social welfare, and idealism is at the forefront of our activities.
ON THE DESIGN OF THE COVER
Dirk Lippens: The cover design is a pastel drawing made by Christiane himself. Anyone can, of course, give his or her own interpretation to it. Christiane told me about it. The “sphere” in the middle can be viewed in different ways. You can consider that sphere as a sun to point out to man that there is a shining primal power plant, an indestructible soul core. When man connects with that solar power within himself he becomes more and more autonomous and happy and he doesn’t have to be dependent on a “sun” outside of himself (for example other people, things with which one fills oneself, false values, etc.). That sphere can also be seen as an eye or retina that shows the importance of looking deep inside itself in order to gain insight into the fundamental psycho-emotional origin of ailments, diseases, and even to understand the “why” of events and other phenomena in your daily life. Finally, that sphere is also a bit like the planet earth, with an arc above it and an arc below it. The upper arch makes the connection with the higher consciousness, which far exceeds the purely rational. Just like the texts in the book do. The lower arch shows that it is important to stay firmly on the ground at the same time, not to dream too much away or float too much, to stay firm in your earthly body, and also connects us with the subconscious, with our deepest roots.
More on the next English book productions soon!