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Post by CaptainKetchup » January 10th, 2021, 5:55 am

    Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere (1820 - 1898).

    Abandoned solo. Opened as group project 3/27/2021
    M. (Maxamilian) Schele de Vere was born in Sweden in 1820 and studied language in Germany before eventually becoming a professor of modern language at the University of Virginia in 1844 where he would teach for more than 50 years. During his time as a professor, he would write many books, mostly focusing on language. One of his last works, being first published in 1873, "Modern Magic" instead focuses on the occult. From the preface: "The main purpose of our existence on earth—aside from the sacred and paramount duty of securing our salvation—is undoubtedly to make ourselves masters of the tangible world around us, as it stands revealed to our senses, and as it was expressly made subject to our will by the Creator. We are, however, at the same time, not left without information about the existence of certain laws and the occurrence of certain phenomena, which belong to a world not accessible to us by means of our ordinary senses, and which yet affect seriously our intercourse with Nature and our personal welfare... The least that we can do is to ascertain the precise nature of these laws, and, after stripping these phenomena of all that can be proved to be merely incidental or delusive, to compare them with each other, and to arrange them carefully according to some standard of classification" ( CaptainKetchup)
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    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Maximilian Schele de Vere) : n/a
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    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 13
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    • Original publication date (if known): 1873
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Philosophy; *Non-fiction/Religion

    Keywords that describe the book: magic, superstition, Occult, witchcraft

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    Post by Lynnet » January 15th, 2021, 11:00 am

    I will set this up.
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    Post by Lynnet » January 15th, 2021, 11:10 am

    OK, it's set up.

    It looks like this is your first time as BC. I have added you to the list of BCs and can walk you through this  

     

    First of all, near the top of the first post, probably to the right but it may be fairly central, depending on your browser, you will see a stubby little pencil icon. That is so you can edit the first post.

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    Secondly, at some point, you will be able to edit the summary. What you have looks fine, but you may wish to change things as you go on. Just let me know if you do.
    ** The spelling of the author's name is wrong here, so you should change that :D

    Next, that whole section on id tags can be deleted. It's a throwback to our old software and anything you enter gets over-written. And it can cause problems at cataloguing... I've only had problems a couple of times, but I had to go through deleting them all (which took ages!)

    You can change the file name at this point, but in this case, I wouldn't. It's nice and concise.

    I will give you instructions for the MW in a separate post, but if you have questions, please ask.
    Lynne
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    Post by Lynnet » January 15th, 2021, 11:11 am

    Here are the instructions for logging in to the MW. It is the same for a DPL as for a BC. Please note, this only gives you access to the MW for projects where you are DPL or BC.


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    The MW is probably straightforward...
    I started entering the titles, to show you how it's done. No need for chapter numbers. Hit enter when you have finished typing. You can either go through entering them all now, or as you go on, one chapter at a time.

    I have entered you as reader for all sections.

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    Help us finish:
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    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch Vol. 3 by Charles Eliot 5 sections remaining
    Stonehenge, a Temple Restor'd by William Stukeley 5 sections remaining

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    Post by Lynnet » March 21st, 2021, 6:49 am

    Are you working on this?
    We have had interest from other readers. Please let me know what is happening by March 25 or I will treat is as abandoned.
    Help us finish:
    Languishing Project Say and Seal 2 6 sections remaining
    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch Vol. 3 by Charles Eliot 5 sections remaining
    Stonehenge, a Temple Restor'd by William Stukeley 5 sections remaining

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    Post by Lynnet » March 27th, 2021, 8:18 am

    No word from soloist. Opening the project as a group project.
    Help us finish:
    Languishing Project Say and Seal 2 6 sections remaining
    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch Vol. 3 by Charles Eliot 5 sections remaining
    Stonehenge, a Temple Restor'd by William Stukeley 5 sections remaining

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    Post by Venice » March 28th, 2021, 12:18 am

    Lynnet wrote:
    March 27th, 2021, 8:18 am
    No word from soloist. Opening the project as a group project.
    If you're having this as a group project, can I have section 1 please? I'm just awaiting for approval from my 1 minute test. Should be here by tomorrow or the next day.
    Good things happen to those who wait.

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    Post by Lynnet » March 28th, 2021, 6:22 am

    Venice wrote:
    March 28th, 2021, 12:18 am
    Lynnet wrote:
    March 27th, 2021, 8:18 am
    No word from soloist. Opening the project as a group project.
    If you're having this as a group project, can I have section 1 please? I'm just awaiting for approval from my 1 minute test. Should be here by tomorrow or the next day.
    Certainly
    Help us finish:
    Languishing Project Say and Seal 2 6 sections remaining
    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch Vol. 3 by Charles Eliot 5 sections remaining
    Stonehenge, a Temple Restor'd by William Stukeley 5 sections remaining

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    Post by Venice » March 28th, 2021, 6:39 am

    Lynnet wrote:
    March 28th, 2021, 6:22 am
    Venice wrote:
    March 28th, 2021, 12:18 am
    Lynnet wrote:
    March 27th, 2021, 8:18 am
    No word from soloist. Opening the project as a group project.
    If you're having this as a group project, can I have section 1 please? I'm just awaiting for approval from my 1 minute test. Should be here by tomorrow or the next day.
    Certainly
    Thank you! I just recieved the go signal from my 1 minute test and I just finished one section from another book. I'll do this now. Thank you!
    Good things happen to those who wait.

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    Post by DJRickyV » March 29th, 2021, 7:06 pm

    I can read for sections 2 and 3 (the entire chapter 2 in 2 parts).
    “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested.” - Francis Bacon

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    Post by Owlivia » March 29th, 2021, 7:16 pm

    I will claim Section 4, Dreams, please.

    Owlivia/Deborah
    🦉

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    Post by Lynnet » March 29th, 2021, 7:52 pm

    DJRickyV wrote:
    March 29th, 2021, 7:06 pm
    I can read for sections 2 and 3 (the entire chapter 2 in 2 parts).
    All yours
    Help us finish:
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    Post by Lynnet » March 29th, 2021, 7:54 pm

    Owlivia wrote:
    March 29th, 2021, 7:16 pm
    I will claim Section 4, Dreams, please.

    Owlivia/Deborah
    You’ve got it.
    Help us finish:
    Languishing Project Say and Seal 2 6 sections remaining
    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch Vol. 3 by Charles Eliot 5 sections remaining
    Stonehenge, a Temple Restor'd by William Stukeley 5 sections remaining

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    Post by DylanWClark » April 1st, 2021, 5:02 pm

    I would like to read section 16

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    Post by Lynnet » April 1st, 2021, 5:31 pm

    DylanWClark wrote:
    April 1st, 2021, 5:02 pm
    I would like to read section 16
    Hi and welcome to Librivox!
    There are a few things to do before you get started.
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    Lynne
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