‘The Tragedy of the Six Marys’ video transcript – with additional material.
Interviews with the early Unification Church members who were involved in the 1993 publication of the book: “The Tragedy of the Six Marys – the real Satan is Sun Myung Moon!!” The main author was Pak Chung-hwa, but at least three others contributed sections.
The Japanese video was well researched and put together. It was broadcast on national TV in 1993 at the time the book was published. This transcript is a new translation of the full Japanese text.
It was not possible to fit all the Japanese dialog and subtitles into English subtitles – and sometimes the English subtitles are not on screen for long enough to be read. The last interviewee’s words were cut short. Here is the complete translated text – with additions.
These are some Unification Church women who were tasked with attending the birth of the first human in history to be born without original sin (Ye-jin Moon) in 1961. These women have all inherited Sun Myung Moon’s blood lineage [through pikareum], and indemnified their original sin. Except for Ms. Yun [probably Yun / Yoon Jeong-hye], the woman second from the left who is single, the rest [have] husband[s]…..(text incomplete)
Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church, has risen from obscure origins in his native Korea to become one of the most prominent (and wealthiest) religious leaders in the world.
Rev. Moon has proclaimed himself as the messiah and Lord of the Second Advent. He is perhaps best known for officiating at mass weddings. Together with his wife they are known as the ‘True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind’.
The term ‘Heaven, Earth and Humankind’ comes from 天地人 ‘Cheon-Ji-In’ in Korean.
Many Unification Church banners in Korea and Japan display:
天地人 참父母님 = Cheon-Ji-In True Parents (examples)
Cheon-Ji-In is not the God of Judeo-Christianity. In Korean 天地人 ‘Cheon-Ji-In’ means the god of 天 heaven, 地 earth, and 人 humanity in the traditional beliefs, or shamanism, of Korea. The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity / UC / FFWPU may display a Christian signboard, in an attempt to legitimize Sun Myung Moon or Hak Ja Han’s claims to be Christian messiahs. However, the rituals described in this video have their basis in Korean shamanism. They have nothing to do with the values and teachings of Jesus.
Sun Myung Moon’s pikareum sex rituals derive from the Korean shaman tradition and are comprehensible in that context. Rev. Moon grew up in a Korea were tensions between the very strict Korean Confucian traditions and the more earthy shaman traditions were part of the inheritance of every Korean.
pikareum 피가름, pi = blood, kareum = separation or division.
In Japanese it is called chiwake「血分け」, blood replacement「血代交換」.
In the Unification Church the coded expression 「復帰」 ‘The return’ was used.
복귀를 = boggwileul = ‘the return’ = 피가름 = pikareum = sex ritual to ‘remove original sin.’
This picture was drawn imagining what it looked like when religious leader Moon’s mother was nursing Moon Yong-myung [as he was known before he changed his name to Moon Sun Myung]. Ok Se-hyun and Chi Seung-do, both women, and Kim Won-pil who all traveled with Moon from Pyongyang say the rendering of Moon’s mother is an accurate portrayal.
In this picture the angels are presenting religious leader Moon Yong-myung with a globe. In other words, the picture symbolizes the handing of authority over this world to religious leader Moon.
Religious sect leader Moon being presented with a globe by the women of the church. This signifies the cosmos returning to the bosom of Moon. Standing next to him clapping is Mr. Eu Hyo-won, who is in the position of archangel.
▲ Moon’s birthday in 1959 at the Cheongpadong Church. Seen in the background is the drawing of angels bowing to Moon when he was a baby being nursed by his mother. Bo Hi Pak is standing on the right, and Hyo-won Eu is on the left.
Rev. Moon’s teaching, the Divine Principle, explains the fall as based on an illicit sexual relationship between Eve and archangel Lucifer. Eve in turn seduced Adam. This supposedly introduced the element of original sin into the first human ancestors.
Rev. Moon frequently spoke about the ‘change of blood lineage.’ He claimed to have the authority to cleanse the original sin and purify the ‘satanic blood.’ Since 1962 this grace has been effected through the mass marriages which include the holy wine ceremony and the three day ceremony.
At the core of Rev. Moon’s teachings is a demand upon his followers to adhere to an absolute standard of sexual purity and fidelity in marriage to restore the divine ideal.
In the early days, however, Rev. Moon used an entirely different method called pikareum.
The Lord of the Second Advent is Rev. Sun Myung Moon
The Divine Principle
proclaimed to the nation
The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity
Background image of newspaper report
注目끄는統 一 敎會 『文敎主 』行狀
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, attracts attention.
Following previous report – What is the identity of The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity which has suddenly drawn such a lot of attention to itself recently due to the arrest of its leader? Did Mr. Moon indeed sexually abuse women who believe in his religion? The authorities have disclosed the two charges against him: “avoiding military service” and “unlawful imprisonment” [of a female Yonsei University student for three days]. After comprehensive discussion, and public criticism of Mr. Moon, here is some information about the religion:
◊ Indoctrination methods – New recruits have to listen to sermons about the teachings of the religion for 72 hours (three full days). The sermons are given by Church Leader Mr. Moon. The weekly lectures on Mr Moon’s doctrines start at 10 in the morning on a Monday and run until 10 in the morning on a Thursday. If anyone doubts the teachings and wants to leave, Church Leader Mr. Moon stops them from leaving by sternly saying, “If you leave, you will die.” Mr. Moon also says, “Koreans are the people chosen by God and Pyongyang is the Jerusalem of the world.” He preaches that he is the son of God, and if a woman has a sexual relationship with him, she will give birth to a world teacher [a messiah].
◊ The behavior of a man who hunts women (a sexual predator) – Mr. Moon is an eloquent speaker. They say that when he finds women who truly believe in him, he entices them into his abode (a single room inside the said Association building) and violates them. Four victims have been identified and these women are middle-aged (over 30 years of age) with husbands. Their families are above middle class. One of them is a Mrs. Kim Soon-chang (not her real name), aged 36. She was a decent well-to-do upper class housewife, but after she fell prey to Church Leader Mr. Moon’s offerings she experienced the fate of being abandoned by her husband. …
[The article above is one in a series of articles from different newspapers which covered the sexual scandals involving Sun Myung Moon and the Ewha Womans University during 1955. Ewha Womans University 1955 Sex Scandal ]
News article: “Many women and girls used as ‘play things’”
Subtitle: “Is this the behavior of ‘The Son of God’?”
Presenter: “When the number of believers steadily increased, the police went to investigate. There were allegations of ritual sex to cleanse people from original sin in the Unification Church. [Moon] was suspected of having sex with many innocent women [virgins] and was arrested, but was not charged due to insufficient evidence.”
[The parents of the girls were too embarrassed to let them give evidence.]
Film of the “Tragedy of the Six Marys” book being printed.
Presenter: “After 38 years of silence, one of the earliest church leaders speaks out about the real meaning of ‘The Return.’”
Subtitle: 「復帰」 ‘The Return’
[Korean 복귀를 = boggwileul = the return]
Mr. Pak: “There is something called ‘the return’ – it is sex. And you don’t have sexual intercourse not just once, but three times! In reality, the 血代交換 [pikareum = blood cleansing] is done by having ‘the return’ sex ritual.”
Presenter: “Former core members confirm that restoring the dirty sinful blood to the pure blood lineage of God’s original ideal was done through ritual sex. I wonder what those who participated in a mass wedding think?”
Subtitle: Blood purification, change of blood lineage = ‘The return’ [ = pikareum sex ]
▲ Rev. Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Church speaking in Korean:
“God created Adam and Eve. Their relationship is positive and negative, and God descends there vertically. The relationship between God and humanity is vertical, and the relationship between Adam and Eve is horizontal. This relationship is the same between the spiritual and physical!”
Presenter: “‘The Return’ ceremony was once a sex ritual. Later it was redesigned in the mass weddings [and presented as the holy wine ceremony and the three day sex ceremony].”
Interview with Rev. Tahk Myeong-hwan: “I could believe that the Unification Church was a sex cult because I have studied the teachings. Even though it was in the early days of the church, I was surprised to discover that it actually happened. Religion has to have a basis in reason and ethics. Without them, it is not a true religion.”
Director of the International Religious Studies Institute
Mr. Tahk Myeong-hwan was attacked on February 18, after [he had given an] interview, by followers of the Korean new religion “Yeongsaeng-gyo”
He died at the age of 55.
[See “Yeongsaeng-gyo” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_Altar ]
Subtitle: East Seoul Police Remand Center
Presenter: “This man left the Unification Church. Now he works as a police pastor, offering music and prayers to prisoners, as his way of repaying for his past in the Unification Church. He performed sex acts in the name of restoration with a lot of women.”
[Additional information: Since he had a pikareum ritual sex with a woman already purified through pikareum sex with Sun Myung Moon, Pastor Kim believed he was doing ‘The Return’ sex to change the blood lineage of these women. He wrote 19 of the Unification Church Holy Songs during his time following Sun Myung Moon.]
“It was a very nice job. Oh, I thought this wasn’t a sin; it is not a sin. To carry out what God required, this is a really, yes, a good job.”
Subtitle: Sex = A good job!
Presenter: “The former Unification Church members of Seoul are reluctant to say much. Mr. Eu Hyo-min works informally as a counselor, helping people who are exiting the church. However, he did open up.”
[Additional information: He was the former president of the Unification Church owned Yewha Shotgun company. Mr. Eu had several gun patents, but Sun Myung Moon asked that they be put in his name.]
Mr. Eu Hyo-min: “When I was in the church, we believed we were building the
Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, but in reality it was a dismal failure. Although I have close family who were blessed in the Unification Church… I came to this place, leaving those families behind, but I have never forgotten about them.”
Presenter: “[His sister], Eu Shin-hee, had ‘The Return’ sex ritual directly with Sun Myung Moon.”
Mrs. Eu Shin-hee: “I wanted to receive ‘The Return’ when I entered Rev. Moon’s personal bedroom. I was asked “Are you qualified?”, I said: “Yes I am qualified.”
He said: “You have to receive ‘The Return’ restoration three times, through the stages of formation, growth and completion.”
“After finishing the formation stage, I stood up and bowed. Outside the room there were older members sleeping. In that way I received restoration.”
Subtitle: Formation, Growth and Completion
[Additional information from an interview she gave at around the same time:
Question 6: “Please explain some more details about the ‘the restoration’ with Sun Myung Moon.”
Eu: “One female member talked me into it. [at the Seoul church. It was Kim In-ju 金仁珠 who joined in 1946. She was the aunt of Kim Won-pil and first introduced him to Moon.] She led me to Sun Myung Moon’s pitch-dark room late at night. That, in my case, was how I was ‘restored.’ It was finished in just a short time, it was all over in a few moments. I was told that I should come back two more times to complete the ‘restoration,’ to clean up the satanic blood, but I had ‘restoration’ pikareum only once, and then I stopped it.”
Question 7: “Why?”
Eu: “Sun Myung Moon had many relations with various women. I did not know when my turn would next come around, and then because I heard a very unpleasant story. There was a woman who came from the same village as me, and she had a cute daughter. From when she was small, we would hold hands and go to the mountains and rivers or to the church to pray. Later this daughter became a university student. She was still a virgin. Then Sun Myung Moon took her to his room and had sex by force with her. He took away her chastity with the excuse of ‘restoration.’ When this daughter told me, she was crying. Even if it is done in the name of ‘restoration’ it is still sexual intercourse. It doesn’t change the fact that he hurt a young woman by doing this. That is why I gave up on being ‘restored’ two more times.” LINK ]
Presenter: “She then went on to explain this.”
“Instead of work, I went to the church too often to hear the principles; so much so that we ran out of food at home. I had to put my five children in an orphanage.”
The presenter visited the orphanage and asked: “I heard that children of Unification Church members were put in this orphanage on the southern outskirts of Seoul.”
The orphanage receptionist speaks in Korean:
“After your telephone call I researched and found where there was one, and they left the orphanage in 1968, but we don’t have any earlier records now.”
Presenter: “I heard at the peak there were dozens of children here. What kind of life do they have now, after being abandoned here for their childhood, because of their parent’s belief? I went to see Shin-hee’s son.”
Presenter: “I have records saying that lots of children were put in orphanages during the early days of the Unification Church. Is that true?”
Gap Yoon-gil: “I don’t know if the Unification Church was responsible for sending us to the orphanage or not. My parents separated and we could not even eat, so we children were put in an orphanage. When I went to the orphanage I was six years old and the second son. My youngest sister was three. Well, I do have resentment in my heart towards the Unification Church. But I can’t do anything against that enormous organization. I have no choice but to give up and to live my life.”
Subtitle: The Lord of the Second Advent is Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Presenter: “What happened to these people who entrusted their hopes and dreams in the second coming messiah? I wonder what they were really looking for, those who lost their dreams and their families.”
▲ Mr. Pak Chung-hwa:
“All things, including money, originally belonged to God and Satan’s people are now the ones using the things of the world.
You may steal anything of your husband’s and donate it to God. Although it is against the laws of the world, it is safe to say it is not against the laws of heaven, and so it is ok. I explained this many times.”
Subtitle: Dedicate everything to God!
Presenter: “The people he is visiting today are two sisters who used to be in charge of the cooking during the earliest days of the church. Back then they were cheerful and popular 20 year olds. Now they are in their 60s.”
Conversation in Korean:
Mr. Eu: “How long now have you been running this roadside bar?”
Mrs. Yee: “I am not doing it because I like it.”
Mr. Eu: “We used to believe we would go to Heaven if we believed and followed…..”
Mrs. Yee: “Don’t talk about the story of God…”
Mr. Eu: “If you have a difficult time, does anybody help you?”
Mrs. Yee: “Let’s not talk about this anymore…”
Presenter: “The sisters, who were the two daughters of a farmer, gave everything to the Unification Church, both the house and the fields. Even if [the sisters] want to leave the Unification Church, they no longer have the willpower or the money to do so.”
Japanese interviewee 1: “This is strange. I don’t think I was like this before. I tried to reflect back on my past self, to remember how I was like and felt: ‘This is too different. What is this? Like lying to people a lot…what is going on?’ Then I came to understand that here, I was being manipulated mentally and my personality had been changed.”
These are not simply isolated stories.
They are representative of similar experiences that many followers of Rev. Moon went through.
To gain more understanding of Moon’s ideas, and where they came from, see:
▲ “The Change of Blood Lineage through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church.”
by Kirsti L. Nevalainen (2011)
▲ “In the Shadow of the Moons – My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Family”
by Nansook Hong (1998)
Kook-jin Justin Moon speaks about the Six Marys
Question: The Six Marys are connected to saints in the spirit world, there are six persons… [Sun Myung Moon restored them and then married them to…]
The six women, left to right:
1: Jong-ok Lee 李貞玉. Sun Myung Moon married her to Mohammed.
2: Myung-hee Kim 金明煕. (married to Socrates)
3: Cheong-soon Chang 張貞順. (married to Jesus)
4: Kyŏng-Jun Lee 李京埈. (married to Confucius)
5: Hyun-shil Kang 姜賢實. (married to Augustine)
6: In the oval Won-bok Choi 催元福. (married to Buddha)
Kook Jin Justin Moon:
““We are, after all, the orthodox church. The people who follow the Han mother are heretics. That’s really the big dividing line between the orthodox church and the heretic church. The orthodox church sees the messiah fulfilling the mission of the messiah. The heretic church sees the messiah as a man with weakness that needs to be saved by the harlot mother. …
The whole notion of 6, 60 or 600 Marys is the process of restoration.
Every object partner [woman] is actually supposed to receive the messiah’s seed. That is what the Six Marys providence is about, since the messiah cannot be physically giving his seed to every single woman, there are representative women through which he transfers his seed representatively to all the women of the world. That process of restoration is a one time event that the Lord of the Second Coming does. …
The messiah comes fully as a man but he is also fully God, and that is the unique nature of the Lord of the Second Coming. … that is what the Divine Principle requires and if you study Principle and you understand Principle you can understand theologically why it has to be like that.
… The archangelic leadership [Hak Ja Han and FFWPU] were ashamed to teach this.
The second king (Hyung Jin Sean Moon) has to champion the mission of the messiah.
Jesus, if he didn’t die, had to have 6, 60, 600, 6,000 Marys, the same thing absolutely.”
Jesus with Mary Magdalene
12:00 “[The Unification Church / Sanctuary Church] is the seed religion
… There should be 3 billion Marys because every woman is supposed to get the seed. God told him [Sun Myung Moon] to have all the women of the world, that is what the definition of the Christ is. He is the bridegroom….
14:00 I’m sitting there. I heard him all, I understand it, why don’t you, because your ears are closed.”
Question: “He didn’t say the messiah has to plant the seed to all… did he?”
Kook Jin Justin Moon: “Yes he does. I heard him a hundred times.”
Question: “I didn’t hear him.”
Kook Jin Justin Moon: “Because you don’t speak Korean.”
Rev. Moon’s son, Rev. Hyung Jin Sean Moon, confirms the story of the Six Marys in this video: https://youtu.be/qU3f3uYLMQs
Sun Myung Moon, had sex with Six Marys – and many more women than that – as part of his “messianic mission”.
Hyung Jin Sean Moon
Extracts from his sermon, Putting on Christ, given at the Sanctuary Church on May 10, 2015. (Published on May 19, 2015)
26:00 “I really feel that this issue about the Six Marys is at the core. It’s interesting because we were already preparing a lecture on the Six Marys. When was this in 2010 I believe or ’11? We had already given lectures on the Six Marys and we have tried to get the information on the Six Marys – and it’s disappeared. [The FFWPU might say] “Oh whoops, I don’t have on our computer anymore. Whoops, we don’t have it on the computer.” So we had to get it from somebody who was in those lectures [in Japan] who took notes on the Six Marys lecture [see above]. Because, guess what folks, even though it is more comfortable to hide it under the rug and be fraudulent about the whole situation and try to just convince people of their own current times, it’s easier to do that. It’s easier to do that what the church, what mother is doing. [She might say] “Hide it! Don’t talk about it! Don’t bring it up! It’s gonna cause problems.” So easy to do that. That’s the temptation. But guess what, just like the Mormons two hundred years later, two hundred years later are dealing with the issue around their founder [Joseph Smith]. They’re still dealing with it – you understand folks. It never goes away. It will never go away!”
35:00 “For him to come and take all the women of this world and be their spouse and to have children from every single one of those people – and kill off Satan’s blood lineage. I don’t care if that makes you feel uncomfortable. I don’t care if that makes you feel unnerved. That’s the quickest way to do it.”
43:10 “He [Sun Myung Moon] says in public, he says, this [book] only contains 80% of my autobiography. Right? Some of the Japanese sisters maybe have heard that. And then he goes on to call up the four great saints’ wives. You know, Mrs. Jesus and Mrs. Buddha and Mrs. … Muhammad and Mrs. Confucius, so he says, “this only has 80% of my life story,” and then he calls up those ladies. See what you don’t realize about who those ladies are – they’re part of the Six Marys.”
48:30 “You see if you don’t understand the bride of Christ, the brides of Christ and you don’t understand the three day ceremony, you have no way to explain why father had to walk that course of having those relationships. What is your explanation? What is it? The only way you can explain this is to say that well I guess father was weak in the flesh. But then if you say that you’re saying that God is weak in the flesh.”
49:40 “What is it? How do you explain the Six Marys? How do you explain those relationships beyond the Six Marys? How do you do it? And still believe in Father? You can’t. You cannot.”
1:04:35 “I remember one time in Washington DC they were having an argument. And mother brought this issue out and she condemned father for it. “If you, if I didn’t save you from that you would have had children from many, many different bellies,” is what she said to him.”
There were always far fewer members than the church claimed.
According to the Ph.D. thesis of Joong-hyun Choe, UC / FFWPU member number 361 joined on April 10, 1956 (ref. page 202). In February 1959 Rev. Moon had a ceremony to end the New Testament Age in which 462 members participated (thesis page 160).
The Korean War and messianic groups: Two cases in contrast (1993)
Mr. Tahk Myeong-hwan had internal Unification Church / FFWPU documents which demonstrated that the number of churches and members was far lower than claimed by the church. In Korea, the church presented false statistics to officials and to the public.