(A SITE MAP is below the “Breaking News” and Introduction)
Updated January 2, 2023
This website explores the truth behind the HSA-UWC, known as the Unification Church (UC), which was rebranded as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) in 1996. In May 2020 the name of the organization was changed by Hak Ja Han (the Only Begotten Daughter of God) to the ‘Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community.’ One breakaway faction is that of Preston Hyun Jin Moon (Global Peace Foundation) and another is the Sanctuary Church of Sean Hyung-jin Moon and his brother, Justin Kook-jin Moon. Some insight into the succession dramas can be found HERE.
A press conference was held in Tokyo on July 29, 2022 by three lawyers who have been working to challenge the illegal activities of the Unification Church/FFWPU. In Japanese with English translation.
Following the assassination of Former President Abe, lawyers speak on the reality of the Unification Church/FFWPU and their spiritual sales fraud and their political activities.
video published July 30, 2022
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
On July 29, 2022, lawyers from the National Network of Lawyers against the Spiritual Sales, who have been working on relief for victims of the UC/FFWPU Spiritual Sales, held a meeting at the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Japan in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
Three lawyers of the liaison committee, Yasuo Kawai, Hiroshi Yamaguchi and Masaki Kito spoke at the event.
Lawyer Kawai spoke about the relationship between the Abe administration and the Unification Church. LINK to transcript
Hiroshi Yamaguchi: “I would like to briefly talk about the issues that concern us from the establishment of the organization until today.” LINK to transcript
Attorney Kito introduced the civil cases against the Unification Church which have been filed nationwide. LINK to transcript
Lawyers accuse Abe shooting-linked church of entrapping many families
By Peter Masheter, KYODO NEWS – July 29, 2022 – 23:10
The Unification Church … has emotionally entrapped many people such as the accused gunman’s mother, lawyers committed to helping victims of the religious body said Friday.
The three lawyers … told a press conference that the church, formally known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, receives donations by instilling fear in believers for relatives both living and deceased, including the specter of hell.
The National Network, comprising of about 300 lawyers, was established in 1987. The Network has repeatedly petitioned the government and politicians, including Abe, not to recognize the church. As of 2021, it had taken consultations nationwide on 34,537 cases, with losses totaling about 123.7 billion yen ($923 million) over the past 35 years. 1987 was the worst year. Each year there are new cases.
The speakers condemned the shooting of Abe by Tetsuya Yamagami on July 8 in the western city of Nara as “wrong,” and a statement from it called it a “despicable act.” One of the lawyers, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, said many victims he has met are good people whose fears are exploited by the church.
“To stop their families being victims of misfortune, to stop their deceased relatives from suffering forever in hell, to help their son get married, they try to save them from misfortune, they give money to the church,” he said. Yamaguchi also said an “overwhelming” number of believers in Japan are women, and religious groups in the country generally have more female followers.
Police say Yamagami may have identified the former prime minister as a target after watching a September 2021 video address from him to an event held by an organization associated with the church.
In the message, which prompted protest from the lawyers’ group, Abe lauds the organization, the Universal Peace Federation, for its “focus and emphasis on family values.”
Investigators have gradually revealed a picture of Yamagami who claims his mother’s membership to the church blighted the lives of him and his siblings.
His uncle has previously told reporters that Yamagami’s mother impoverished the family by donating around 100 million yen to the church and even selling real estate to do so.
Japan, Yamaguchi said, is a major center of fundraising and recruitment for the church because of the teachings propagated by its now-deceased founder, Sun Myung Moon, claiming the country is an “Eve” to Korea’s “Adam” that must atone for its sins. Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945. [The church also uses a distorted version of the Comfort Women issue to guilt Japanese members.]
As the shock from Abe’s sudden death has dissipated, a number of lawmakers from the Liberal Democratic Party, led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, have been revealed to have connections to the church.
Speaking at the press conference, lawyer Masaki Kito said he hopes financial questions will lead to future developments, saying, “The Unification Church tries as much as possible to avoid using wire transfers, credit and bank books, it’s a system for amassing money by cash.
“If transfers to politicians can be proven, then I think the movement of money will become a focal point.”
Regarding the honeymoon relationship between politicians and the Unification Church, Yamaguchi, a lawyer who serves as the representative coordinator of the liaison committee, said, “There is freedom of religion, and it is difficult to regulate religious groups even if you look at the world. That’s why I want politicians not to associate with the former Unification Church by following normal ethical standards.”
▲ Lawyer Hiroshi Yamaguchi holding a Unification Church book that shows Sun Myung Moon with former US president Eisenhower in 1965, then US president Nixon in 1973 and former Japanese president Kishi in 1973. Such images persuaded members that Moon was important and successful, as well as impressing outside contacts.
▲ Lawyer Hiroshi Yamaguchi holding a copy of the Cheong Seong Gyeong book of Sun Myung Moon’s words which, with his signature, each family in Japan was required to buy for $30,000 per book. The Tokyo newspaper article, from April 8, 2000, below describes the “spiritual sales” scam.
The Daily Beast (Updated July 30, 2022)
“Manabu Yanagi, a retired police detective in Nikko City in Tochigi Prefecture, told The Daily Beast, “The news is shocking. The ties between an anti-social group of fraudsters and the ruling party of Japan are disturbing. It needs to be made clear what exactly those ties were.”
At a press conference on July 12, Lawyer Hiroshi Watanabe said, “To the victims of the Unification Church, it seems that the police didn’t properly investigate the group (on criminal charges of fraud and extortion) because they were well-connected to politicians. We feel the same way.”
Yoshifu Arita, a journalist and Japanese parliamentarian, said on a television broadcast aired July 18 that he was told by a senior police official, “The reason we didn’t crack down on this group [when we should have a decade ago] was the intervention of politicians.””
Japan government starts consultation service for Unification Church/FFWPU woes
KYODO NEWS September 4, 2022
The government started Monday a telephone consultation service for people experiencing trouble with the Unification Church, a religious group that has stirred controversy since former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was killed over alleged links to the group in July.
Officials from government offices, including the Justice Ministry and the police and consumer affairs agencies, have gathered in Tokyo to offer the service. They will mainly introduce professional consultation entities including those offering legal help to resolve troubles with the group. The service is set to run through Sept. 30. [Now extended due to heavy demand.]
The church, now formally called the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, has come under scrutiny after Abe’s assailant reportedly told investigators he harbored a grudge against the group due to his mother’s massive donations, and believed that Abe had ties with it.
Complaints have already been raised with the Consumer Affairs Agency about the church purportedly demanding huge donations from its followers that push them to the point of financial ruin.
As troubles related to the Unification Church are expected to be widespread, the government has also assigned officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to the consultation service.
A person seeking the return of donations to the church can ask the consultation window to introduce a lawyer. The service can also help a person who is financially struggling due to a family member’s massive donations to get access to public aid.
It will also introduce consumer affairs centers for those seeking to cancel purchase contracts related to “spiritual sales,” in which the church pressured people to buy jars and other items for exorbitant prices by the use of threats, including the citing of “ancestral karma.”
The consultation window is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Japan policymakers’ interest wanes for UC undersea tunnel to South Korea
The Asahi Shimbun
September 5, 2022 at 19:03 JST
KARATSU, Saga Prefecture—A hole surrounded by concrete penetrates a mountain here, part of a project once touted by politicians as a potential symbol of unity between Japan and South Korea.
But the project is now described as “absurd” and a representation of the close ties between a religious group and Japanese politicians at the national and local levels.
The project—a Japan-South Korea undersea tunnel—has also been criticized as an elaborate tool of the group, the Unification Church, to bilk its followers of their money.
Under the now-stalled project, the International Highway Foundation, a Tokyo-based organization affiliated with the Unification Church, plans to build the 235-kilometer-long tunnel that would connect northern Kyushu and southern South Korea.
Overall costs are estimated at 10 trillion yen ($71 billion), according to records from the church and the International Highway Foundation.
Meeting of LDP legislators, Unification Church-related figures held before July 2022 election
September 20, 2022 (Mainichi Japan)
▲ House of Representatives Speaker Hiroyuki Hosoda, center, former Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada, left, and Liberal Democratic Party Diet members, as well as Masayoshi Kajikuri, right, who heads groups affiliated with the Unification Church, are seen in this photo taken at a caucus meeting held in the House of Representatives’ Office Building in June 2021. (Photo provided by Eito Suzuki)
TOKYO — A caucus meeting of ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmakers and figures affiliated with the Unification Church was held in Japan’s National Diet in June this year, and attendees were given questionnaires asking whether they sought the religious group’s support for the July 2022 House of Councillors election, it has been learned.
… According to the meeting program, the topic then shifted to the imminent upper house election. A questionnaire distributed during the meeting read, “Please write here if there are any lawmakers who seek support from the Federation for World Peace for local constituency races in the next House of Councillors election.” …
A proposal on caucus executives, which was distributed at the general meeting, included the names of a total of 30 incumbent and former lawmakers belonging to the LDP factions led by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, LDP Vice President Taro Aso, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and others. The office of then House of Councillors member Yoshifumi Miyajima, who is said to have had Abe’s help winning his first upper house seat in 2016, was listed as the contact point for caucus business. …
Japan builds case to dissolve scandal-hit Unification Church
Victims speak up as government probe gets under way
by Alice French and Rurika Imahashi, Asia Nikkei staff writers
November 22, 2022 UPDATED on November 22, 2022 11:27 JST
TOKYO – Sayuri Ogawa spent 20 years living in accordance with Unification Church doctrine. Her family forced her to attend services and read the church’s literature, and she was forbidden to have romantic relationships.
Ogawa was told that she would go to hell if she violated the rules.
Her parents impoverished her family through prodigious donations to the church, also known as the Moonies after founder Sun Myung Moon. She was bullied at school for appearing poor, and her parents confiscated her savings of around 2 million yen ($14,300), claiming they would use it for living expenses. Ogawa never saw that money again, but her parents kept donating to the religious group.
Years of mental health struggles led Ogawa to leave the church six years ago. “I want the church to be dissolved,” Ogawa told Nikkei Asia. “Society must not allow the wrongdoings of this group.”
On Tuesday, Japan’s Ministry of Education and Culture announced the beginning of an official investigation into the Unification Church’s activities, invoking its “right to question” the group under Japan’s Religious Corporation Law. The announcement follows months of revelations about links between Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the church. …
The Unification Church and Its Japanese Victims: The Need for “Religious Literacy”
October 28, 2022
The shooting death of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzō last July raised new questions about the Unification Church’s links with Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, while reviving old concerns about its fund-raising practices. Religious scholar Sakurai Yoshihide offers insight into the growth of the Korean-based movement in Japan, where religious devotion is a rarity.
Professor, Hokkaidō University. Conducts research on the sociology of religion with a focus on cults and new religions. Provides counseling services for students involved in cults and their parents. Author of Rei to kane: Supirichuaru bijinesu no kōzō (Spirit and Money—Anatomy of a Spiritual Business), Higashi Ajia shūkyō no katachi: Hikaku shūkyō shakaigaku e no shōtai (The Shape of East Asian Religion: An Introduction to Comparative Sociology of Religion), and other works.
What Is the Unification Church?
The Unification Church, officially known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, has come under sharp scrutiny in Japan since the man arrested in connection with the July shooting death of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzō told investigators he was motivated by rancor against the UC and the belief that Abe had close ties to the movement. The incident ignited a firestorm over the organization’s allegedly fraudulent and coercive fund-raising methods, as well as its links with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
The Unification Church was established by Sun Myung Moon in 1954 in Seoul.(*1) Loosely tied to Judeo-Christian tradition, it preaches that humankind fell from grace as a result of Eve’s fornication, and that Moon himself was the second Messiah, sent to purify humankind through his “blessing ceremonies” (see below). Controversy has long swirled around the religion, known for its mass weddings and high-pressure fund-raising activities, leading many to brand it a cult. Nonetheless, it boasts between 50,000 and 70,000 believers in Japan, according to Sakurai. That is more than twice the number of followers in South Korea and a huge chunk of the UC’s global membership, estimated at between 100,000 and 200,000.
In 1964, the Unification Church in Japan secured the legal status of a religious corporation, entitling it to preferential tax treatment. In 1968, it established a separate political arm, the anticommunist International Federation for Victory Over Communism. Experts say that the movement’s controversial ties with LDP politicians can be traced back to this anticommunist crusade. According to Sakurai, an ongoing behind-the-scenes campaign to influence government policy is a basic feature of the UC as a religious movement.
“They don’t do it out in the open,” Sakurai stresses, comparing the UC’s strategy with that of the Aum Shinrikyō cult responsible for the deadly 1995 sarin attacks on Tokyo’s subway system. “Aum Shinrikyō harbored delusions about taking political control of Japan. They believed they could attract more and more followers and eventually field candidates who would win elections. The Unification Church is more realistic. They know they couldn’t win with their own candidates, but by leveraging the power of bloc voting, they figure they can gain the ear of enough politicians to exert an influence over the country as a whole.”
The UC is also known for its lobbying and other political activities in the United States. The Washington Times, a conservative US newspaper, is owned by a UC-affiliated organization.
Full text of this significant article here:
Originally written in Japanese by Kimie Itakura of Nippon.com.
Why Is Stephen Harper So Tight with the ‘Moonie’ Church?
The former Canadian PM, who backs Poilievre, has long wooed ‘theo-cons’ as key to Conservative victory.
TheTyee.ca October 3, 2022
by Michael Harris
Michael Harris, a Tyee contributing editor, is a highly awarded journalist. Author of Party of One, the bestselling exposé of the Harper government, his investigations have sparked four commissions of inquiry.
▲ Sun Myung Moon, with wife Hak Ja Han Moon, staged a self-crowning in an office of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in 2004, telling assembled members of Congress ‘I am God’s ambassador, sent to Earth with his full authority.’ Photo: Wikimedia.
What strange bedfellows right-wing politics and messianic religion make. And Canadian conservatism is right there under the duvet.
On Feb. 12, 2022 former prime minister Stephen Harper gave an address to the Universal Peace Federation World Summit 2022 taking place in Seoul, South Korea. The UPF is the political arm of the Unification Church, founded by Sun Myung Moon and now headed by his wife Hak Ja Han Moon.
Among Moon’s many megalomaniacal statements before his death in 2012 is this one: “God is living in me and I am the incarnation of himself. The whole world is in my hand and I will conquer and subjugate the world.”
I asked Stephen Kent, a professor in the department of sociology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and an authority on cults, what to make of the fact that Harper, still a powerful mandarin in the Conservative party he forged, goes far to make common cause with the Unification Church.
“It is significant for a number of reasons,” Kent said. “First, he is aligning himself with an organization founded on religious revelation rather than democratic debate, signaling that solutions to pressing global problems will have a religiously based, as opposed to diplomatically secular, solutions.
“Second, he is tacitly supporting governments based on religious revelation rather than secular law. He is able to ignore issues of harm related to the Unification Church that stretch back decades, while valourizing a fantasy about two Koreas uniting under the leadership of a wholly unqualified religious despot. North Koreans already struggle under the despotic lineage of another family.
“Third, Harper’s attendance and speeches validate and enhance the status of Moon and his wife in the eyes of group members and the audience of conference participants. He reinforces the deceptions about the Moons when he refers to ‘Reverend’ Sun Myung Moon (who had no official training or ordination), and his wife, who has no formal education beyond high school.”
Moon rise over America
The Unification Movement is a cluster of organizations and enterprises grown from the messianic congregation founded by Moon in 1954. Moon claimed that when he was a teenager, Christ appeared to instruct him to “complete the mission begun by the son of God.” The church he founded aims to establish a worldwide kingdom of heaven on Earth centred in the Korean peninsula. Moon preached that “homosexuals and fornicators are like dung-eating dogs” and reportedly said that the Holocaust was God’s retribution for Jews betraying Jesus.
In 1982, riding high in the American public eye and his flock expanding, Moon orchestrated a mass wedding of 2,075 couples in Madison Square Garden. The same year, the Unification Movement launched the conservative Washington Times newspaper which vigorously backed the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
In 1984, Moon was convicted of tax fraud and obstruction of justice in the United States. He found a defender in the evangelical preacher Tim LaHaye, a virulently anti-gay, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish recipient of Moon money and a co-founder of the Christian conservative political organization Moral Majority, which had proven key to getting Ronald Reagan elected president. Moon served 13 months of an 18-month sentence and paid a fine of $15,000. In 2004, a bizarre ceremony occurred in a Senate office building that demonstrated Moon’s enduring political influence. There, before dozens of members of Congress, Moon and his wife donned robes and crowns as Moon declared himself the Second Coming.
Where did all that money come from?
For about a decade starting in the mid-1970s, some $800 million flowed from Japan, where Moon’s disciples sold small objects door-to-door, claiming they had mystical powers. These workers often slept in grimy group houses half a dozen to a room, turning over all profits to the church. In turn, the money was invested in the U.S.
Asked if the Unification Church was a cult, Kent replied, “To the extent that the organization has used undue influence to create harmful obedience and dependency from its adherents, I and others consider it to be a cult. Many of its conversion tactics used manipulation, coercion and deception; its practices place adherents in a bifurcated world of in-group ‘good’ versus out-group ‘satanically evil’; and followers believe that their salvation depends upon huge, demanding and often cripplingly expensive actions in support of leaders’ goals and lavish lifestyles.”
Kent says the Unification Church is not a church at all, but a “transnational conglomerate.” Having extracted wealth from members, explained Kent, “Moon and his facilitators then used these resources to fund both anti-communist and anti-democratic political efforts around the globe while holding international conferences for global opinion-influencers who endorse aspects of Moon’s effort to regulate the world under his formation of a planetary theocracy.”
If that’s the case, why do these ex-politicians come when called? One reason is they can learn how to implement “religiously influenced policies” on masses of people, said Kent. Members of this informal think tank then take back ideas to their home countries, where they can be modified and put to use.
On paper, it looks good. Peace advocacy is, after all, an admirable thing, as is emphasis on family and faith. But Kent advised caution on accepting that peace is the real goal of the UPF. “Peace advocacy is a laudable but manipulatable commodity that enhances public perceptions and may enhance one’s legacy, regardless of their efforts’ viability or success. Theocrats can parrot talk of world peace, but it would come at the price of secularism,” said Kent.
And what does the UPF get by having politicians attend its events?
“Many cults hold global aspirations for world-domination,” Kent said, “and seek to obtain it through gathering politicians’ support through election activities, and/or financial assistance.
“In turn, these politicians turn blind eyes to the manner in which these cults obtain their wealth, and they occasionally offer political support against critics,” continued Kent. “Moreover, the participation of politicians, even ones who are past their primes, serves as legitimations for both members and outside observers that the movement’s ideology has merit and significance.”
An assassination and national tumult
The potent mixture of politics and religion that Kent describes can have dire consequences. On July 8, former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated by a man who claimed that his mother’s financial donations to the Unification Church had ruined his family. The man blamed the right-wing faction of Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party for supporting Moon’s religious empire. The assassin also claimed he killed Abe because he believed he had spread the Moon philosophy in Japan.
The assassination has triggered a political outcry about the ties between the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the Unification Church. Thousands signed a petition opposing a state funeral for Abe and one man set himself ablaze in protest. There is outrage at how the church made vast sums from its “spiritual sales” of goods and services, charging exorbitant amounts to grieving elderly people. There is fury at how the LDP received endorsements, donations and grassroots support from the church, whose members became a conservative voting bloc. For years, the church held so much sway in Japanese society that criticizing it was taboo. Now the outcry has forced the LDP to vow to cut connections with the Unification Church.
The complete version of this important report here:
Structure of the website
There are six main menus and various submenus:
1. Book Content: The Tragedy of the Six Marys (9 pages)
2. Magazines – Moon’s first wife; Japanese wife who killed Korean husband; Moon used a ‘Honey Trap’; Pikareum emerged at Ewha Womans University; Suicide of Moon money mule in Uruguay; Sam Park and his mother – Fall of the House of Moon; Jane Day Mook (US) & Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Japan) investigate. (10 pages)
3. Moon’s Theology, including
▶ Moon’s pikareum sex theology (5 items)
▶ Shamanism at the heart of the org. (See also Soon-ae Hong) (6 items)
(Theology has 21 pages).
4. Investigations: Emperor of the Universe documentary; Moon’s six wives; Politics and Religion; US government investigations; Moon church human trafficking; Moon’s activities in Central and South America. (12 pages)
5. Testimonies, including “Ashamed to be Korean”
▶ Sam Park (one of Sun Myung Moon’s secret sons); one page in German
▶ Nansook Hong, Interviews and her book; her book also here in German
▶ Japanese wives in Korea (6 items)
Allen Tate Wood on the UC
Writings of former Moon church members (Index with links)
▶ Boonville submenu. Moonwebs book; Ford Greene and other Oakland recruits; Boonville and Camp K, aka Maacama Hill, history (11 items)
Advice for those “Scared of Leaving”; Young-oon Kim left; The Identity of Sun Myung Moon by Kim Myung-hui (430 couple); Tahk Myeong-hwan was murdered; Japanese Olympic athlete joined and left.
(Testimonies has 40 pages)
6. Extras, including Tragedy of the Six Marys video transcript,
▶ Spanish submenu (11 items)
▶ French submenu (7 items)
▶ Ewha Womans University sex scandal, Moon was jailed (6 items)
▶ Exploitation and Abuse of the Japanese by the Moon church (6 items)
▶ submenu Sun Myung Moon’s Family, includes his many wives (10 items)
▶ submenu Other Korean messiahs (6 items)
Chung-hwa Pak did not write “I am a Traitor” (The UC of Japan published it)
Moon claimed authority through his “meeting with Jesus”
Black Heung Jin Nim – Violence in the Moon church
Cult Indoctrination – and the Road to Recovery (20 items)
‘Misunderstanding Cults’ book
. – chapters by Benjamin Beit-Hallami and by Benjamin Zablocki
▶ Polish submenu (5 items)
(Extras has 62 pages)
Some of the above material has been translated from Japanese and to a lesser extent, Korean, Spanish and French.
Many of the original Japanese documents can be found HERE
Where a few of the translations have not been proofed, it is noted.
The SITEMAP at the end of this page has further information and LINKS to each page.
The book that started this website
The Tragedy of the Six Marys – the real Satan is Sun Myung Moon!! is a very significant book about the organization, which also reveals the sexual theology, sex rituals and adultery of the founder. An evolving translation of the whole book, from the Japanese and or Korean, is on this website. The book was written by Chung-hwa Pak and first published in Japan in November 1993. It was drawn from his Korean manuscript which consisted of about 6,000 pages; included were his conversations with Sun Myung Moon. Pak’s work is a valuable record for understanding the early history of the UC.
Hyo-min Eu later published the original Korean text of the Six Marys in March 1996. That edition was called An Unofficial History of the Unification Church. Sun Myung Moon attempted to block both books through legal means. He failed in both countries because the book was factual and Hyo-min Eu held the copyright to most of the photographs, which he himself had taken. Those historical photos are very revealing.
At least four other people contributed to the book, besides the main author Mr Pak. Hyo-min Eu, Shin-hee Eu, Deok-jin Kim and Myeong-hwan Tahk all also gave interviews to the press. A dozen or more magazine articles were published in Japan in the year of the publication of the book. See the Magazines menu on this website for translations of some of them. Those, and more magazines, are available on a Japanese language website.
All the testimonies, TV, radio and printed interviews were consistent with the content of the Six Marys book. Hyo-min Eu contributed his testimony to chapter 7. His sister, Shin-hee Eu, was the first woman to go on Japanese national TV to talk about her personal experience of a pikareum sex ritual with Sun Myung Moon. An interview with her is also in chapter 7. Since then other courageous women have spoken out, including Annie Choi (the mother of one of Moon’s illegitimate children, Sam Park).
Rev. Won Il Chei (a leading Presbyterian minister in Seoul): “If we believe those who have gone into this group and come out, they say that one has to receive Sun Myung Moon’s blood to receive salvation. That blood is ordinarily received by three periods of sexual intercourse.” (William J Petersen, 1975)
▲ Sun Myung Moon with about 40 girls in the late 1950s. Many parents hated Moon and the Unification Church and did not want their daughters to be married by him to believers. There were angry demonstrations outside his first group weddings in 1960. Moon kept round-the-clock bodyguards.
What was Sun Myung Moon’s secret pikareum sex ritual?
In Korean pi = blood and kareum = separation. ‘Blood separation’ refers to dividing the blood from the ‘satanic blood’ introduced by the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. According to Sun Myung Moon, the fall was caused by the Archangel Lucifer seducing Eve in the spirit, and she in turn seduced Adam in the flesh. This sexual intercourse produced a bloodline tainted by the ‘original sin.’ All mankind allegedly carry this sinful, satanic blood.
Sun Myung Moon said that to reverse the illicit sex that caused the original sin, sexual intercourse had to be performed with a sinless man in a ritual called pikareum. The process is also called ‘womb cleansing’ – consequently no contraception should be used. He said Jesus was the second Adam and that he was the third and sinless Adam. He said that pikareum had to be done three times, with himself, to purify the women. This represented the three stages of ‘formation, growth and perfection.’ He also said that there had to be a witness for the process to be valid. The reason for the witness was to ‘remove the element of shame.’ This is because Adam and Eve hid from God in their shame at having ‘fallen.’
Sun Myung Moon personally performed pikareum with all the wives of the first 36 couples which he ‘blessed’ in marriage (the detailed theological justification is here), as well as every wife from the 72 couples. Those couples all became known as Moon’s tribe, or ‘the Royal Couples’ from the ‘Holy Weddings.’ Purified men and women had a duty to restore others in a ‘sex relay.’
In the Moon church (and Sanctuary Church) today a very similar expression, ‘change of blood lineage,’ is used. The words are slightly different but the meaning is the same. When Sun Myung Moon’s mass marriages became too large, he introduced the ‘three day ceremony’ which symbolized pikareum. The couples themselves had to do three days of ritual sex in different positions. (It has been reported by a number of people that Moon had sex with representative virgin wives of each mass wedding. It is not known when he stopped doing this.)
Sun Myung Moon started his sex rituals in Pyongyang in 1946 and was soon arrested on “morals charges.” In 1948 he was again arrested for “disturbing the social order with women.” He was sent to Heungnam prison for five years for that, and for bigamy (ref. ‘Sun Myung Moon bigamy’ in Los Angeles Times). In 1948 Sun Myung Moon was also excommunicated by the Presbyterian Church of Korea which “ruled the Unification Church as heretical for three reasons: (1) Sun Myung Moon has placed himself, more than Jesus Christ, as the object of faith; (2) their doctrine violated the morals of modern society; and (3) they would destroy the church by deceiving pure and sincere Christians.” (William J Petersen, 1975)
▲ Unification Church members 劉景圭 유경규 Yoo Kyoung-kyu and 黄煥菜 황환채 Hwang Hwan-chae (later he was one of the 36 couples) witness at Ewha Womans University in 1955. They had both joined as students at the nearby Yonsei University in Seoul. The main building of the Ewha campus is behind them. Ewha was supported by the Methodist Church of the US.
There was a sex scandal at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul in 1955. Many students became involved in the UC and in sex rituals with Sun Myung Moon (FBI report), as did five university professors – who were all then dismissed.
▲ A couple of years after the scandal these students and professors, who had mostly been expelled from their universities, gathered for a reunion with Sun Myung Moon outside the Cheongpa-dong church in Seoul. Professor Won-bok Choi is on the right. There is a quote from her below. Of the students who are standing, the fifth from the left (wearing a light grey jacket) is Soon-wha Choi who bore a son for Moon called Sam Park.
A dozen original Korean newspaper reports from the time can be found HERE. The sex charges could not be proven due to the reluctance and embarrassment of witnesses to speak out. Sun Myung Moon had also been charged with confining and starving a female Yonsei university student (Soon-shil Choi) for three days in order to convert her.
From the extensive investigations and interviews the police had carried out, they knew very well that Sun Myung Moon and other church leaders were guilty of the ‘sex relays.’ Church leader Hyo-min Eu said: “One interrogator had a diagram on the table which showed the relationships between Moon and the female church members. I was in awe of how accurate the interrogator was.” Mr Eu continued “The police knew quite accurately about Moon’s relationships with the women and that he was guilty, but neither the women themselves nor their husbands filed charges against Moon. Therefore they could not indict him. … The main point of the July 4, 1955 case was not about military service evasion, but it was to uncover the promiscuous sexual conduct hidden deep in the Unification Church. It wasn’t a “case with unfounded allegations” as the Unification Church claims it was. The Unification Church narrowly escaped the facts of its leader’s promiscuous sexual relationships being exposed to the public.”
Sun Myung Moon was jailed for two years on charges of falsifying his age by six years to avoid the Korean military draft. Four other UC leaders were sentenced and jailed for 18-24 months on similar charges as detailed in the newspapers.
Sun Myung Moon’s followers bought his freedom in October, which was not difficult in those days if you could raise sufficient funds. He had been in jail since July 4, 1955. He was quietly released. Some of the other leaders were released in the middle of the night. There was never any ambiguity about their guilt for evasion of military draft through falsifying legal documents. Sun Myung Moon admitted in court that he had raised his age.
▲ September 21, 1955, 동아일보 Dong-a Ilbo. UC leaders standing before the judge in Seoul District Court No. 4. Sun Myung Moon is marked with an ‘X’. The article states: “The court was jam-packed with many women who seemed to be ‘Unification Church’ believers. … Defendant Moon did admit that he had raised his age.” All the charges are listed in the above article. (Translation here.)
■ Who were the ‘Six Marys’?
They were six married women who Sun Myung Moon had sex with, one after the other, to perform “sex evangelism” According to Mr Chung-hwa Pak’s book, the reason was Moon’s peculiar interpretation of Christianity. Eve had sex with Satan and so all mankind became descendants of the devil. The mission of Jesus Christ was to take Eve back from Satan who had stolen her from God. To do this Christ must have sexual intercourse, pikareum, with six married women, including Mary – Jesus’ own mother. But Jesus Christ left this world having failed to save even one married woman by doing pikareum with them. So God sent Sun Myung Moon to earth as the third Adam. His mission was to cleanse the blood of six married women, namely the Six Marys. This was to be done by pikareum with Moon three times. Through a kind of relay sex with these Marys, humankind could be cleansed and saved and brought back to God’s side for the first time. It was Moon who preached this “Principle” to Mr. Pak. (This explanation comes from a magazine interview Mr Pak gave to a famous Japanese politician. LINK to magazine )
In the early days Sun Myung Moon often dismissed ‘Marys’ and inducted new ones. (Compare the two photos below.) He unceremoniously threw out many women who then realized they had lost their dignity and all their money. Their husbands and children usually rejected them for their involvement with Sun Myung Moon. (A few women remained under the spell of Moon until the day they died. At least one could not face her losses and committed suicide.)
Nansook Hong: “I do know that my brothers and sisters and I were luckier than some children. Some of the Reverend Moon’s followers simply left their sons and daughters in orphanages in order to preach the word. A few never returned for them.”
In the Shadow of the Moons, page 35
Two groups of ‘Six Marys’ with Sun Myung Moon in the mid 1950s. He threw out some women and inducted others.
▼ This ten minute video was part of a Japanese TV news item about the publication of the book in 1993. It was a national event and the book required three further print runs in the first month. The Korean newspaper article shown in the video reads “He posed as the son of God. There are many women who have been sexually abused. The behavior of Moon, the leader of the Unification Church, continues to attract attention.”
Professor James Huntley Grayson:
“In July 1955, Moon was imprisoned for gross immorality, but was subsequently released.”
… “As one of the most important functions of the Lord of the Second Advent is the physical restoration of mankind, Moon selects suitable marital partners for the faithful and conducts sacred ceremonies of marriage in large groups. It should be noted with regard to the purging of physical sin that Moon has been accused of acts of gross immorality which are denied by church authorities.” Korea – A Religious History (2002) pages 210-11
Chung-hwa Pak: “Thanks to the members in Seoul, who out of desperation committed perjury and frantically moved or destroyed evidence, [Moon] was said to be acquitted. But the facts had roots. He would otherwise have had a long prison sentence.”
Professor Won-bok Choi (UC/FFWPU member): “I can so vividly recollect all that took place in those days. As you can well imagine, negative parents filed a court case. We were under government investigation; the established churches called us heretics out of sheer jealousy and the Education Ministry branded us as a dangerous religious cult. And Father [Sun Myung Moon] was sought for arrest.” March 1976 LINK
“The Tragedy of the Six Marys – the real Satan is Sun Myung Moon!!”
By Pak Chung-hwa, a founding member of the Unification Church
▲ The cover of the Japanese edition. The book was printed four times during November 1993. The cover photograph was taken on May 3, 1954. (See the date written on the photo.) HSA-UWC was commonly known as the Unification Church. Mr Pak is standing at the back on the far left. Shin-hee Eu is front right and her brother, Hyo-min Eu, is standing second from the right in the back row. (They are two of the three others who contributed to this book.) Their cousin, Hyo-won Eu, is standing at the back directly behind Sun Myung Moon. He systematized Sun Myung Moon’s notes for the first Korean edition of the Divine Principle.
One of Sun Myung Moon’s own sons, Hyung-jin Moon has confirmed the Six Marys theology on video HERE.
Important information about the translation to English on this website
When the translation from Mr Pak’s original Korean document to Japanese was made in Tokyo, in a matter of weeks, just prior to publication in 1993, some details that were in the original Korean draft were omitted, or they were added to the later Korean edition.
While working on the translation for this website the Korean text has occasionally been referenced alongside the Japanese and some details have been re-integrated. Hyo-min Eu, who organized the publication of the Korean edition, added information to his own testimony.
The full text for the Korean edition, which was the original language of the book, has been available on the internet for some years.
The translation of this book from the Japanese edition is a work in progress. A few years ago the whole book was translated from the Korean by a paid translator. However, their work omitted approximately 50-60% of the text, including many names. The work of reviewing everything is being done – mainly from the Japanese – by volunteers.
All of chapter 7 and the first half of chapter 4, and other parts of that chapter, have been re-translated in a collaborative effort with both native English and Japanese speakers. The table of contents and all photo captions have also been done.
▲ 1996 newspaper ad for “An Unofficial History of the Unification Church.”
野錄 統一敎會史 (세계기독교 통일신령협회사)
박 정 화 외2인 지음 (前 통일교창립위원)
LINK to the Korean book, with photos, HERE
There is another book with Pak Chung-hwa’s name on the cover.
It was called: I Am A Traitor – At that time Satan possessed me! and was published by the Unification Church of Japan in January 1996.
Mr Pak died on March 26, 1997. Earlier that month he said, “rather than ‘I am a Traitor,’ the facts stated in ‘The Tragedy of the Six Marys – the real Satan is Sun Myung Moon!!’ bear witness to the truth.”
A comparison of the two books can be found HERE.
The Tragedy of the Six Marys book
Pikareum sex emerged at Ewha Womans University in 1955
– confirmed by newspaper reports of the time LINK
The Sun Myung Moon church – J.D. Mook and H. Yamaguchi NEW
– 1. The Unification of Sun Myung Moon by Jane Day Mook in A.D. (May 1974)
– 2. A quote from “From Korea with Love” by John D. Marks extract from
. The Washington Monthly (February 1974)
– 3. Sun Myung Moon said he went to Waseda University in Tokyo in 1941-1943
– 4. Evidence that Sun Myung Moon did NOT go Waseda University
. – Hiroshi Yamaguchi investigates in his 1975 book.
– 5. Many Unification Church / FFWPU leaders stated that Sun Myung Moon
. had graduated from Waseda University
The Korean background of Sun Myung Moon’s church
by Rev. Young-Bok Chun
Secretary of the Evangelical Department of the General Assembly of the Korean Christian Church in Japan.
▶ Sun Myung Moon’s pikareum theology
▶ Shamanism at the heart of Sun Myung Moon’s church
– Shamanism: The Spirit World of Korea NEW
Any understanding of the so-called New Religions of Korea would be difficult without some knowledge of shamanistic influences upon them.
A Korean perspective on Sun Myung Moon and his ‘Fall of Man’
Bibliography of the book, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, by Chong-sun Kim NEW
Sun Myung Moon’s Theology of the Fall, Tamar, Jesus and Mary UPDATED
1. Graham C. Lester: Jesus, Judas and Mary
2. Sun Myung Moon said he “came through the fallen lineage” and had original sin.
3. How did Moon remove his original sin? & Finding the “wife of Jehovah”
4. Kirsti L. Nevalainen explains about “the wife of Jehovah” in Pyongyang in 1946
5. Ruth A. Tucker, PhD: Moon’s Other Gospel of Sex Rituals to “Womb Cleanse”
6. Three testimonies about Sun Myung Moon’s pikareum sex rituals
7. Sun Myung Moon: “God himself nursed Adam and Eve”
8. Tamarism is a key theology upon which Moon based his mission
9. Graham C. Lester: Five of the many ways in which the Divine Principle
. view of the Fall is nonsensical
10. John H.: Sun Myung Moon’s Divine Principle Theory Applied
on this topic also see:
Young-oon Kim joined, but it ended in tears and flames
FBI and other reports on Sun Myung Moon
1. FBI Report (San Francisco office) on the UC, September 1975
2. “The Moonies: Government Files Trace Church from Sex Cult to Korean CIA”
. by James Coates Chicago Tribune, Monday, March 27, 1978
3. “The pull of Sun Moon” by Berkeley Rice New York Magazine, May 30, 1976
4. Sun Myung Moon and Takeru Kamiyama jailed in 1984 for US tax crimes NEW
5. The Moon Organization Academic Network by Daniel Junas Fall 1991
6. “The Moonies – What Rev. Moon teaches the young”
. by Harry V. Martin and David Caul Napa Sentinel, March-April 3, 1992
United States Congressional investigation of Moon’s organization UPDATED
Page updated January 2023
1. Fraser Report – Conclusions and Recommendations (1978)
2. Michael Warder comment on Congressman Fraser
3. Moonie “Dirty Tricks” against Donald Fraser, MinPost, 2012
4. Congressman Fraser info from the Gifts of Deceit book
5. Robert W. Roland statement to the Fraser investigation, June 22, 1976
6. Congressional Information Meeting on Cults 1979: Statement of Robert Boettcher
7. The Mysterious Death of Robert Boettcher in 1984, New York Times
8. Bo Hi Pak and the KCFF scam – and Sun Myung Moon’s ROFA scam
9. Minions and Master – a short extract from the Gifts of Deceit book
10. Gifts of Deceit book review by Allen Tate Wood
11. Fraser Final Report on the Moon Organization. pages 312-392
12. Moon’s aggressive move into U.S. political affairs in early 1970s
– Confessions of a former Unification Church member
13. Bo Hi Pak and the “Unification Church Pension Fund International”
14. Fraser Report: Summaries of Representative Documents including FBI Reports,
. State Department Memoranda, KCFF Minutes, etc.
Politics and religion interwoven in Sun Myung Moon’s organizations
1. Shadows on Rev. Moon’s beams. Politics and religion interwoven.
. Chicago Tribune – Sunday, November 10, 1974
2. Howling at the Moon – Chicago Reader Weekly Friday, November 22, 1974
3. Messiah Moon on the Run
4. The Unification Church: Christian Church or Political Movement? – by Wi Jo Kang (1976)
5. Moon’s Sect Pushes Pro-Seoul Activities – by Ann Crittenden .
. The New York Times, May 25, 1976
6. Panel Told Seoul Used Followers of Sun Myung Moon for Protests .
. The New York Times, June 7, 1978
7. Unification Church Protected by the Regime in South Korea .
. 週刊ポスト Shūkan Post magazine October 15, 1993
8. American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush – by Kevin Phillips (2004)
9. Missing Pieces of the Story of Sun Myung Moon – by Frederick Clarkson (2012)
10. Moon was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
It seems the manufacture of Moon’s ‘Autobiography’ was an attempt to promote Moon for the Nobel Peace Prize. However, the publisher of the book was jailed for four years for fraud – for buying books back from stores and republishing them to push the book up the best-seller list, and for other financial crimes.
11. ‘Privatizing’ Covert Action: The Case of the Uniﬁcation Church
. Dr. Jeffrey M. Bale Lobster #21. May 1991 Introduction
on this topic also see:
Allen Tate Wood on Sun Myung Moon and the UC
The Comfort Women controversy
1. Meet Miki Dezaki, Director of the film, Shusenjo: The Main Battleground Of The Comfort Women Issue.
2. Thousands of Korean men and women tricked, kidnapped or forcibly abducted Korean girls to be ‘comfort women’. Statistical Yearbook of the Governor-General of Korea, from 1935-1940.
3. U.S. military documents featuring Korean POW testimony discovered at U.S. National Archives
4. Korean testimony documents highlight ethnic and gender discrimination under Japanese colonial rule
5. “The Comfort Women” (2008) book by Professor C. Sarah Soh (352pp)
6. “Comfort Women of the Empire” the battle over colonial rule and memory (2014)
帝国の慰安婦 植民地支配と記憶の闘い by Professor Park Yu-ha, 박유하, 朴裕河 (336pp)
7. The Korean comfort station manager’s diary
8. Various historical documents and oral histories
9. In 1965 Japan gave $800 million as reparations for Korean occupation
Sun Myung Moon organization activities in Central & South America
2. ‘Illegal Aliens Joining Moonies’ – The Pittsburg Press
3. Moon’s ‘Cause’ Takes Aim At Communism in the Americas – Washington Post
4. Moon in Latin America: Building the Bases of a World Organisation – Guardian
8. Costa Rica
The Resurrection of Reverend Sun Myung Moon
transcript of the January 21, 1992 Public Television broadcast
Eric Nadler, reporter. Written and produced by Rory O’Connor.
on this topic also see:
Unification Church – Jane Day Mook & Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Sun Myung Moon makes me ashamed to be Korean
Sun Myung Moon makes me ashamed to be Korean UPDATED
1. Moon’s first son wrote a letter saying his father was a fraud.
2. Ashamed to be Korean
3. Sun Myung Moon: “Women have twice the sin”
4. “Japanese blood is dirty,” Mrs Gil Ja Sa Eu said
5. Moon’s Divine Principle Theory Applied
6. Sun Myung Moon’s explanation of the Fall of Man is based on his Confucian ideas of lineage, and his belief in shaman sex rituals.
7. The establishment of a worldwide government under Moon
8. Sun Myung Moon in 2012: “There is no Mother”
9. Sun Myung Moon’s words on Hak Ja Han, Justin Kook Jin and Sean Hyung Jin
10. Hak Ja Han married “God” in January 2012. Moon was furious.
11. The Sokcho Incident – the removal of Hyun Jin from the succession
12. In 2018 Hak Ja Han was questioned about the Sokcho Incident
▶ Sam Park
– (Transcription de Sam Park Vidéo en français, see below LINK )
– (Transcripción del video de Sam Park 2014 en español, see below LINK )
▶ Nansook Hong
– (See below for links to Nansook Hong information in French and Spanish)
▶ Japanese wives in Korea
on this topic also see:
Why did a Japanese Moon church member kill her Korean husband?
Suicide of Japanese ‘Moon money mule’ in Uruguay. Mother of three children
Human trafficking by the Moon church is despicable
Hiroko Yamasaki (Olympic athlete) joined and left the Moon church
A huge Moon Church scam in Japan is revealed
Shocking video of UC of Japan demanding money
Top Japanese ex-UC leader, Yoshikazu Soejima, interviewed
Moon extracted $500 million from Japanese female members
Moon church of Japan used members for profit, not religious purposes
How Sun Myung Moon bought protection in Japan
Allen Tate Wood on the UC
1. Interview at North Texas State University (Summer 1985)
2. Deconstructing Extremism in 21st Century America (c. 2014)
3. Interview with Walter Evans in the Texas Metroplex (1985)
4. Moonstruck: A memoir of my life in a cult
. – Allen Tate Wood with Jack Vitek (1979)
5. Defectors inside story: How the nickel and dime Moonies rake in $219 million
Writings of former members
Many recount their experiences in the organization and after it
Scared of Leaving Sun Myung Moon?
My advice on leaving the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon
An Open Letter to the Moon church from a former 2nd Gen.
Raising Hell: Growing up 2nd gen in the Moon church by Julia McKenna
The Identity of Sun Myung Moon (1) by Kim Myung-hui NEW
(Photo section added)
▶ La Secta Moon – español
– 1. Secta Moon, a modo de introducción
. 2. Avergonzado de ser coreano
. 3. Bo Hi Pak declaró que dejaba la IU y rompió su formulario de membresía en una reunión de los principales líderes en Corea.
. 4. Mis Cuatro Años y Medio con el Señor de las Moscas
. 5. La antigua Iglesia de la Unificación y la cultura religiosa de los japoneses 2022
▶ La Secte Moon – français
– Témoignages d’anciens membres de la secte Moon
1. Ancien témoignage d’une mooniste japonaise
2. Les caractéristiques des secte
3. Les Moon sont entrés dans Paris – CARP 1990
4. Les révélations d’un renégat. Soejima Yoshikazu et Inoue Hiroaki
5. Témoignage d’un ancien responsable de la secte Moon en Russie
6. Le temoignage de Philippe Caby, ancien “mooniste”
7. Pasteur et ex-mooniste, Martin Herbst
8. Lettre d’une mère
9. “Nous avons sauvé Alice mais les autres…”
– Moon La Mystification
1. Moon La Mystification – Allen Tate Wood
2. Huit critères pour évaluer le totalitarisme idéologique – Dr Robert Jay Lifton
3. Techniques de déstabilisation
5. La “secte Moon”: quelques repères
6. La secte Moon compte quelques centaines d’adeptes en France
▶ Ewha Womans University 1955 Sun Myung Moon Sex Scandal
– 1955년 이화여대에서 일어난 문선명 섹스 스캔들 page moved to another site
. (Original 1955 Ewha University sex scandal with Moon newspaper articles)
on this topic also see:
Pak Chung-hwa interviewed about Moon’s “SEX relays”
Sun Myung Moon used a ‘Honey Trap’ – Choi Soon-yeong explains
Pikareum sex emerged at Ewha Womans University in 1955
Sun Myung Moon’s “Gigantic lie” by Eu Hyo-min (36 couple)
Moon’s first wife, Choi Seon-gil, and Kim Deok-jin interviewed
▶ Exploitation and Abuse of the Japanese by the Moon church
– How Sun Myung Moon bought protection in Japan
1a. The LDP’s Tangled Ties to the Unification Church (2022)
1b. NNLASS press conference held in Tokyo on FFWPU/UC “spiritual sales” (2022)
2. Richard J. Samuels – Kishi and Corruption: An Anatomy of the 1955 System (2001)
3. Parents Form Organization Against New-Religious Sect (1976)
4. John Roberts – Earth-conquering Moonies (1978)
5. Kishi wrote a letter to President Reagan to get Moon sprung from jail. (1984)
on this topic also see:
Why did a Japanese Moon church member kill her Korean husband?
Suicide of Japanese ‘Moon money mule’ in Uruguay. Mother of three children
Japanese woman recruited by Moon church & sold to Korean farmer
Japanese member Ms. U was married to a Korean
Atsuko Kumon Hong “suicide / murder” of August 2013
6,500 Japanese women missing from Moon mass weddings
“Apology marriages” made by Japanese UC members to Korean men
Human trafficking by the Moon church is despicable
Hiroko Yamasaki (Olympic athlete) joined and left the Moon church
▶ Moon’s Family
on this topic also see:
The six ‘wives’ of Sun Myung Moon
Moon’s first wife, Choi Seon-gil, and Kim Deok-jin interviewed
The Fall of the House of Moon – New Republic
Sun Myung Moon’s secret love child – Mother Jones
▶ Other Korean Messiahs
Cult Indoctrination – and the Road to Recovery (under construction)
1. VIDEO: Why do people join cults? – Janja Lalich
2. PODCAST: The Cult Vault – Introduction to the Study of Cults by Kaycee
3. VIDEO: The BITE model of Steve Hassan / The Influence Continuum
4. Father Kent Burtner on manipulation of the emotions by the UC
5. VIDEO: Terror, Love and Brainwashing ft. Alexandra Stein
6. Robert Jay Lifton’s Eight Criteria of Thought Reform
7. VIDEO: The Wrong Way Home . An analysis of Dr Arthur J. Deikman’s book on cult behavior
8. Cult Indoctrination through Psychological Manipulation by Professor Kimiaki Nishida
9. Towards a Demystified and Disinterested Scientific Theory of Brainwashing by Benjamin Zablocki – Moved to HERE
10. Psyching Out the Cults’ Collective Mania by Louis Jolyon West and Richard Delgado
11. Book: Take Back Your Life by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias (2009)
12. VIDEO: Paul Morantz on Cults, Thought Reform, Coercive Persuasion and Confession
13. PODCAST: Ford Greene, Attorney and former UC member, on Sun Myung Moon
14. VIDEO: Steve Hassan interviewed by Chris Shelton
15. VIDEO: Conformity by TheraminTrees
16. VIDEO: Instruction Manual for Life by TheraminTrees
17. The Social Organization of Recruitment in the Unification Church – PDF by David Frank Taylor, M.A., July 1978, Sociology
18. Mind Control: Psychological Reality Or Mindless Rhetoric? by Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D., President, American Psychological Association
19. Socialization techniques through which Moon church members were able to influence by Geri-Ann Galanti, Ph.D.
20. VIDEO: Recovery from RTS (Religious Trauma Syndrome) by Marlene Winell
21. VIDEO: ICSA – After the cult
22. “How do you know I’m not the world’s worst con man or swindler?” – Sun Myung Moon
23. VIDEO: What Is A Cult? CuriosityStream
24. VIDEO: The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion by Kristin Neff
‘Misunderstanding Cults’ book
– chapters by Benjamin Beit-Hallami and by Benjamin Zablocki
▶ Sekta Moona – w języku polskim