A little bit of Mystic Familiar History!
Some folk’s maybe would like to know a little bit about Mystic Familiar and where it came from and how it arrived where it is today, so...
In writing today in April 2005 Mystic Familiar has been around for 32 months. Back in the summer of 2002 I said to my husband that I wanted to build a Psychic and Spiritual website that would provide an international online community for like minded people from around the world. He said build it then! I replied that I had no one to do this with he said “build it and they will come”. So I set to work and he was right you did come and kept coming.
I am not sure if you know or not but Mystic Familiar started out in MSN as a lobby chat room in August 2002, as the Psychic Circle of Friendship. The circle was of one person lol me. For those of you who don’t know what a lobby chat room in MSN was, it was one room amongst many thousand of other rooms from all over the world. I would open the room and sit on my own and wait for people to come chat with me. At the same time I set to work to build pages to host in a community website.
In March 2003 I started to upload the pages I had worked on into a community also called the Psychic Circle of Friendship. In April 2003 I opened the community to the visitors that had become regular users of the lobby chat room. In May 2003 I opened another two communities and called them the Study and the Healing Sanctuary, we started our first development circles in May also, these were run by HMH, Ministry of Angels & Earthvisitor. The Study & the Healing Sanctuary were used for classes and circles and discussion and healing.
During the summer of 2003 Serenemooncat, Filgrave and Amberdrake arrived and started helping me with this growing web site. Our dear friend Amberdrake spent 15 months with us and shared in our laughter and tears, Amber sadly passed away in October 2004, she still works with us here though and I think she always will.
Many have walked a way with us on this journey. Some spend a little time here then move on in their journey to other places, others have joined and have stayed to help others on their journey. On writing today Mystic Familiar has 31 Hosts and Affiliates who give their time, gifts and knowledge for free and work very hard indeed to help those who come though our doors.
Although I had always planned to take Psychic Circle of Friendship out of MSN and into its own website the MSN lobby closures of October 2003 brought forward the need to do this so in September 2003 I registered Mystic Familiar as a website and set to work to transfer the work that we had all contributed to in the Psychic Circle of Friendship to Mystic Familiar, these pages you can still see in our library and archive here on site today.
Our visitors and members started to register with Mystic Familiar in October 2003 and we held our opening night in the Psychic Circle of Friendship chat room, why there you say well because the Mystic Familiar chat you use now was not ready. lol Our opening night was the 8th of November 2003 in which we took part in the Worldwide Mediation for the Awakening the World Soul! I guided the opening night and Amber kindly assisted me, I still have a copy of this night and had always planned to host it in our archive section but as always lol I am running to stand still with my work load, one day it will get there. Nothing changes there then lol! As you can see the Healing Sanctuary and The Study came with us to Mystic Familiar, we went from having 5 chat rooms in MSN to having 10, and chat opened in Mystic Familiar in the early hours of the 9th of November.
Around 400 registered members crossed over from our MSN site to Mystic Familiar. Today our current membership stands today at 1959 familiars. Mystic Familiar receives 4,500 individual hits a week and these people view around 30,000 pages a week. As you can see from me sitting on my Jake Jones (own, lol) in a chat room in August 2002 we sure have come a very long way.
I had a clear vision for Mystic Familiar from the outset and have worked to keep Mystic Familiar a thriving and active community that we could all share openly in. My original goal was to provide a site where people from all over the world could share together 24/7 a place where understanding and tolerance could thrive, a place that allowed people to share and develop along their own individual paths where different didn’t mean wrong it just meant different and the site ethos that there would be No Leading, No Following, Just Sharing, Mystic Familiar Lighting the way for Individual Development.
I wanted and still do want Mystic Familiar to be like the droplet in the pond and in all that we do here that it should reach out and help others and in this that they maybe in turn hopefully reach out and help more folks, ripples reaching forever outwards.
Mystic Familiar has been a living, growing entity in its own right from the very first letter typed. It has provided a portal for us all to meet from the far flung corners of the earth or is that planes. To discuss, share our insights and knowledge and share everyone’s insights to all who wish to view them, hopefully helping and lighting the way for individual development.
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:52 pm Update..............
Thank you all so very much for your heart felt words and your constant support for Mystic Familiar and indeed to me it is so very, very much appreciated.
On writing today the 9th of October 2005 Mystic Familiar has travel a long way in its first 3 years of life. From the planting of the seed and having me as its sole member to having all of you come and join in with us wow, this site has truly grown and flourished!
I thought I would give you a little insight into how much we have grown from the very small beginning, and how much you are all helping each other as well as yourselves on your spiritual journey.
The Mystic Familiar seed was sown and now we have just over 1000 individual visitors to the site a day. For those of you who don’t know what this means, it means whether you come to the site 1 time or 3 times a day you are only counted as one visitor per day. So we have grown from 1 to just over 1000 a day in 3 years! All our visitors look at just over 48,000 pages a week on site. That works out at about 197,000 pages a month! That sure is as lot of help to a lot of people.
With such amazing growth Mystic Familiar is very much two full time jobs for me now, as well as all the help and support offered by our volunteer who help in any way they can on a daily basis on site. If you don’t see me in chat you will always see me in the lobby where I work every day to help Mystic Familiar carry on growing and helping as many folks as we possibly can.
The aim of Mystic Familiar to be like the droplet in the pond with its ripples reaching out to help people and in turn we hope for them to help others I think this is really working and can be seen reflected in our growth. Thank you all so very much for your help, your support, your energy, your gifts & your knowledge and thank you most of all for taking the time to help your fellow beings.
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