Updated September 11, 2019
The Tragedy of the Six Marys – Sun Myung Moon is the real Satan!!
by Unification Church founder member Pak Chung-hwa
published in Japan in November 1993
The translation of this section has been checked. The Japanese can be found here.
• Introduction to the author •
Pak Chung-hwa was born in 1913 in North Korea. He graduated from College in Xinjing, Manchuria. Was in the North Korean army and was held responsible for the crimes of his subordinates. Met Sun Myung Moon in prison and became a disciple. They made an oath as men to stay together until death. Fled together to the south, being chased by the turmoil of the Korean War. Around the time of the founding of the Unification Church, he served as Sun Myung Moon’s right hand man. Later, since Pak knew too much about Sun Myung Moon’s relations with women, and his financial dealings, Pak was despicably betrayed. One of the six people who founded the Unification Church. Now lives in Incheon City, Korea. [He died on March 26, 1997 in hospital at Dongguk University, Gyeongju.]
cover band from the book:
The Unification Church was a sex cult!
Sun Myung Moon’s wrongdoings included robbing married women of their property and causing virgins to give birth.
The author, who was a former close aide and one of the founders of the Unification Church, said he wanted “to reveal everything before I die” perhaps as his last will (or testament) before death!
“A testimony in the last chapter is a confession of one of the six Marys who practised the sex relay.”
Sayings of Sun Myung Moon – from women [followers]
“It is the restoration of women that Jesus failed to achieve when he was alive in the world. First of all, it is necessary to wrest back the woman who fell through having sex with the Archangel Lucifer. This is done by the same method through depriving six husbands of their wives – these are the six Marys.”
“After restoring the Six Marys, the second coming Messiah then chooses a virgin who has no experience of sex. She is established as Eve in the [marriage] ceremony of the Lamb.”
“Satan is the ruler of this world, but all the possessions in this world originally came from God – so all the things Satan uses, such as the husband’s money and the property in the house, must be donated to me even if they are stolen. Although we might break the laws of the world, God will forgive us.”
Kouyu Shuppan publications (Constant Friend Publishing)
Remarks from Constant Friend Publishing • Editorial Department
Mr Pak Chung-hwa’s manuscript was enormous with about 6,000 pages of 200 characters per page. He wrote down his conversations with Mr Sun Myung Moon, and the contents of their meals. It is a valuable record for understanding the early period of the Unification Church. However the document has been drastically cut down for general readers.
All names in the document are real, except for the names of female believers who had special close relationships with Mr Sun Myung Moon. They have been given pseudonyms (* at the beginning of each chapter) in consideration of their families and relatives. In principle people’s titles have been abbreviated.
Introduction by Pak Chung-hwa (from pages 279-282)
I started to write this book in 1985. I decided the title of the book should be The Unofficial History of the Unification Church. If I express the title in Japanese it would be called A Documentary on the History of the Unification Church.
The purpose of this book is to make a record of my experiences with Sun Myung Moon during the 13 years I spent with him, so people may know what is behind the facade or illusion [of the Unification Church].
For the years before and after the founding of the Unification Church [in 1954], I was in a position to get to know the despicable misconduct of Sun Myung Moon, who did not behave as a religious person, but nevertheless proclaimed himself to be the Second Advent of Christ.
Under the pretext of the “restoration principle”, he had sex with anyone he could lay his hands on whether they were married women or students. He made one girl pregnant and forced her to illegally stow-away to Japan where she gave birth [to Hee-jin Moon]. Such actions carried out by a human being cannot be forgiven.
However, at the time I was a disciple of Sun Myung Moon and consequently I was hoping that it would ultimately lead to their happiness. I could only watch over them, since I believed in the teachings of the principle.
I knew too much about the misdeeds of Sun Myung Moon. In 1962, he betrayed me in an underhanded way and so I cut off all ties with him.
Almost twenty years later I was asked to visit the headquarters church by former colleagues and subordinates (who had now become senior leaders) and I decided to accept.
The expectation from the church was to use me as a valuable living witness to the early days. However, they wanted to get me to speak in front of the believers only within certain parameters (such as the difficult time when Sun Myung Moon travelled south from the [Heungnam] prison). But I also had a secret reason to agree. I wanted to know the fate of a large number of believers after I had left – the ones who had shared joys and sorrows in the Unification Church with me. What I discovered were the tragedies which I have described in this book.
Those women who followed Moon, believing that they would be happy if they believed in the principle and Moon, later became very poor and had to worry about where their next meal would be coming from – they existed like the living dead. They became like pathetic dying plants because of Moon.
That was my motivation to undertake this book – and these women urged me to publish it as soon as possible. As far as I know, when they were young, all of them were wealthy.
That is why Sun Myung Moon latched on to them. They lost their virtue, their property and their families, and they became estranged from their children. Now in old age they live lonely lives.
As I knew the process of their demise [to being virtual prisoners], I was keenly aware of an obligation and responsibility to publicize the facts.
However, on the other hand I also felt anxiety and concern. At that time the political situation of Korea was that it was under a military government. Some in powerful positions, or with authority, in the army were in communication with the church behind the scenes. There was no way they would permit such a publication.
Mr. Tahk Myeong-hwan who wrote the “recommendation” for this book is an example. Mr. Tahk, who has continued his criticism of the Unification Church, was one day kidnapped by the KCIA and was beaten on his back. This left a big scar that will never go away in his life. Even after this, Mr. Tahk has persevered.
In my case the problem is different. I do not fear repression through power and violence. I am now 81 years old and I am not well. I am recuperating from cerebral infarction. With my difficulties I fight as best I can. As this is equivalent to my last message – which I will write with every drop of life left in me, I no longer fear for my life, but my purpose cannot be fulfilled if I am killed before I achieve the publication of this book.
I wrote the manuscript bit by bit, and waited for the right time.
In due course, President Kim Yong-sam, who is popular as a serious Christian elder, was born. Due to his brave decisions, the purification of Korea in political circles and other fields is taking place at breakneck speed.
With that background, I came to meet the President Shigeto Saito of Constant Friend Publishing who visited my humble far away home in Incheon, and committed to the publication of this book that I believe in from the bottom of my heart. The desire I had for many years is coming to pass. I am truly delighted.
The hard work of organizing, categorizing, translating, writing and editing the 6,000 pages of Korean-language manuscripts for publication progressed more quickly than I expected. I was grateful for that.
At this opportunity I would like to give my sincere thanks to Constant Friend Publishing of Korea and Japan, to Mr. Kim Ki-son from Busan for translations, Mr. Chi-yong from Busan who is studying at university in Japan, and Kinoshita san and other publishing staff at Constant Friend Publishing.
I am going to donate the royalties of this book for the relief of those who were sacrificed by Sun Myung Moon and are now suffering in their old age.
Finally, I want to offer a sincere prayer to the spirits of “the victims of Sun Myung Moon and Unification Church” who have died without finding real happiness.
There is no statute of limitations on reality and truth
Director of International Religious Studies Resident of Seoul
Around the time of the early 1980s.
The doctrine of “anti-communism” was strongly taught during the time of the military dictatorship. The Unification Church has been in close contact with the parasitic political power… Three further pages not yet translated.
Editor’s Note from page 4:
Mr. Tahk Myeong-hwan is a leading expert in comparative religion studies and Korean emerging religions studies. He is especially familiar with the internal realities of Christian heresies such as the Unification Church. Despite persecution which involved being seriously injured by KCIA torture and car bombings by terrorists, he continues to explain to say what is accurate (explain the facts).
❖ Additional research (not in the book)
Tahk Myeong-hwan July 8, 1937 – February 18, 1994.
A few months after this book was published Dr. Tahk was stabbed to death outside his home in Seoul by one or two members of a fanatic cult, Dahn Yoga. He was beaten with an iron pipe and stabbed with a long knife. The murder was connected to 「永生教」 “Yeongsaeng-gyo” Eternal Life Church which was founded by 曺熙星 Cho Hee-seong (1931-2004). Dr. Tahk left behind a widow and three sons.
This was shown during the 10 minute video about the book and the UC:
International Religious Studies Institute · Director
Mr. Tahk Myeong-hwan
was attacked and killed by a follower of Korean cult “Yeongsaeng-kyo” on February 18th after giving an interview. Died aged 55.
❖ Here is some information from Japanese Wikipedia:
Tahk Myeong-hwan was murdered four weeks after Sun Myung Moon spoke about him as an opponent.
On November 4, 1993 Pak Chung-hwa, who was a follower of Sun Myung Moon from the early years, published “The Tragedy of the Six Marys – the real Satan is Sun Myung Moon!!” (by Constant Friend Publishing). The content included the accusation that Sun Myung Moon used his own teachings exploitatively to have sexual relationships with many women followers.
46 ab 卓明煥「統一教、その実相」
On January 21, 1994 Sun Myung Moon spoke about Tahk Myeong-hwan who was opposing the Unification Church. On February 18th of the same year Tahk died. (Tahk was murdered by members of a new religious group). On the very same day a man who had not listened to the instructions of Sun Myung Moon, and wanted to make a political party, also died. Moon specifically mentioned that those who oppose the cult will be taken to the spirit world.
46 ab Tahk Myeong-hwan [book] “The Reality of the Unification Church”
In Korea many Christian leaders, to this day, suspect that Sun Myung Moon was behind the murder of Tahk Myeong-hwan.
❖ Dr. Frederick Sontag was Professor of Philosophy at Pomona College, where he worked from 1952 to 2009. He spent ten months looking at the Unification Church during which time he traveled to three continents. In September 1976 he visited Korea. In 1977 he met Rev Moon for a long interview. His book: ‘Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church’ was published later the same year.
Who’s afraid of Sun Myung Moon?
It is fascinating to see Sun Myung Moon receive intense devotion and love from his followers and at the same time draw derision bordering on hatred from those outside. In Korea, one even senses a fear, like one induced by the Mafia, among the opposition, and in this country the outspoken opponents speak of death threats.
The Korean regime imprisoned former Unification Church members who revealed the inner workings of the organization
❖ Real names used in the original book (there are many more than this short list):
池生蓮 = Chi Saeng-ryon also known as 李未淑 Lee Mal-sook – Ewha Uni
池承道 = Chi Seung-do (see page 75)
趙東錫 = Cho Dong-seok (see page 75)
崔先吉 = Choi Seon-gil (see page 79)
催元福 = Choi Won-pok (see page 251)
鄭大和 = Chong Dae-hwa – Ewha University student
丁得恩 = Chong Deuk-eun (see page 42)
劉信姫 = Eu Shin-hee (see page 265)
劉孝元 = Eu Hyo-won (see page 240)
劉孝敏 = Eu Hyo-min (see page 258)
劉孝永 = Eu Hyo-yeong (see page 245 and 242)
韓鶴子 = Han Hak-ja (see page 177, 205) 한학자
金鐘泌 = Kim Jong-pil KCIA
金徳振 = Kim Deok-jin (see page 271)
金仁珠 = Kim In-ju (see page 43)
金相哲 = Kim Sang-cheol “David SC Kim” (see page 75)
金源徳 = Kim Won-deok (p.163) with Moon in Heungnam, left in 1959
金元弼 = Kim Won-pil (see page 57)
李徳善 = Lee Duk-sun / seon is a man, ref p123
李奇煥 = Lee Kee-hwan (see page 75)
文鮮明 = Moon Sun Myung 문선명
盧東輝 = Noh Dong-hwi (see page 115)
李耀翰 = Lee Yo-han (see page 72)
朴正華 = Pak Chung-hwa – the author
朴商来 = Park Sang-rae – Yonsei University Professor
朴承圭 = Park Seung-kyu – Ewha University student
史吉子 = Sa Kil-ja – Ewha University student
徐明鎭 = Seo Myung-jin – Ewha University student
申美植 = Shin Mi-shik – Ewha University student
辛聖黙 = Shin Seong-muk – husband of Eu Shin-hee (see p.97)
宋道旭 = Song Do-wook – third President of the UC (see p.139)
卓明燥 = Tahk Myeong-hwan (see page 1)
❖ Real names inserted into this translation:
Many were easy to identify from UC photos where they were named or from other biographical details and documents.
崔聖模 Choi Seong-mo – father of Choi Soon-shil and Choi Soon-wha
. (alias was 李淳模 Lee Sun-mo)
催淳華 / 崔淳花 Choi Soon-wha (alias was 李聖礼 Lee Seong-hwa)
催淳華 Choi Soon-wha has a second alias name 金桂順 Kim Kye-soon
. on page 103 of the first printing of the book
姜賢実 Kang Hyun-shil – joined in Busan (alias was 姜玉実 Kang Ok-shil)
金東淑 Kim Dong-sook – wife of Sung Jin Moon (alias needs to be confirmed
. 金貞淑 Kim Cheong-sook) page 123.
金明熙 Kim Myung-hee – mother of Hee-jin (was 金永熙 Kim Young-hee)
金順哲 Kim Soon-cheol (alias was 李順哲 Lee Soon-cheol)
李得三 Lee Duk-sam – wife of Choi Seong-mo, mother of Soon-shil,
. Soon-wha and 3 sons: Soon-yeong, Soon-kwang and Soon-kil
. 李得三 Lee Duk-sam alias was 辛貞順 Shin Jung-soon. see page 153
. of the first two printings; in the fourth printing there is a bar across her eyes.
呉昇澤 Oh Seung-taek (alias was Oh Seong-jae) He was a student at
Yonsei University. Moon sent him to Tokyo with Kim Myung-hee in August 1955.
He smuggled himself back to ask Moon for money. Moon refused and Oh left UC.
呉永春 Oh Yeong-choon (was 呉明春 Oh Myung-choon) joined in Busan in 1952
玉世賢 Ok Se-hyun – (was 玉相賢 Ok Sang-hyun) joined in Pyongyang in 1946
朴貞淑 Park Cheong-sook, a ‘Six Mary’, later was wife of Choi Seong-mo
. (alias was 林英信 Lim Yong-shin)
禹夏変 Woo Ha-pyeon (husband of Mrs Ok) (was 萬夏変 Man Ha-pyeon)
禹貞愛 Woo Jung-ae (daughter of Mrs Ok) (was 萬貞愛 Man Jung-ae)
禹貞順 Woo Jung-soon (daughter of Mrs Ok) (was 萬貞順 Man Jung-soon)
梁尹永 Yang Yun-yeong – Ewha University Prof (was 梁文永 Yang Moon-young)
Sun Myung Moon’s birth name was Moon Yong-myung. Yong means dragon, originating from serpent.
In March 1953, in South Korea, he formally changed his name to Moon Sun Myung 文鮮明. Pak Chung-hwa, who wrote the book The Tragedy of the Six Marys, actually did the paperwork for Moon’s identity documents.
“According to Pak, the main reason for the name change was because Christians could use the name yong, which means ‘dragon’, as evidence that Moon was the antichrist. A more practical reason for the timing may have been to try to avoid the families of members, who were pestering the police to arrest him.” Michael Breen, Sun Myung Moon, the early years, page 158.
It is interesting to look at the evolution of the hanja for 龍, yong:
▲ Chart from https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E9%BE%8D
龍 Pictogram – originally a serpent with prominent whiskered mouth and eyes.
The current form developed in large seal script, with serpent’s body on right (tail at upper right, legs on right), whiskered/fanged mouth at lower left, and eyes/crown at upper left. Left side was subsequently simplified and abstracted…
The Korean pronunciation is NOT “young”. It is “YONG”.
Note that 竜 existed as a traditional variant dating back to large seal script, and figures a dragon seen face-on, rather than curled around.
Meaning 1. dragon
Dragon or serpent in the Bible
The Hebrew word nahash is used to identify the serpent that appears in Genesis 3:1, in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis, the serpent is portrayed as a deceptive creature or trickster, who promotes as good what God had forbidden, and shows particular cunning in its deception.
In the New Testament, the Book of Revelation makes use of ancient serpent and the Dragon several times to identify Satan or the devil. (Rev 12:9; 20:2) The serpent is most often identified with the hubristic Satan, and sometimes with Lilith.