Moon left his wife and infant son in 1946 to join the “wife of Jehovah”
“The woman in the position of Jehovah’s wife
I was twenty-six years old… If I have inherited a blessing from a man, I must also receive one from a woman. If I receive a blessing from a man based on my connection with Kim Baek-moon’s group, I must gain the blessing from a woman, too. Otherwise, I cannot inherit all the dispensational foundation God has built up in Korea until now.
This is why a woman whom God can directly lead has to appear on earth, a woman who can say, “I am God’s wife.” Because God directly leads that woman, those in the spirit world connected to God can be mobilized to work with her. So for the first time, through a woman who could say she was Jehovah’s wife, God made a base to come to earth. Eve was Adam’s wife, but she was also Jehovah’s “external” wife, his bodily wife. What I am saying is true. Such things must be revealed and brought to fruition.
When I was in southern Korea, in the year of Korea’s liberation, I joined the Zion group, Kim Baek-moon’s group [Israel Monastery], for six months. This was the group for the New Testament restoration of the Garden of Eden. The group attracted all the spiritually open people throughout the whole of Korea.
There, they were talking about one grandmother who had declared she was the wife of Jehovah, but Kim Baek-moon’s group was deriding and mocking her. As soon as I heard them talking about this, I went to North Korea.
Works of both good and evil
The woman was called Grandmother Pak. She represented both restored Eve and Eve immediately after the Fall, so she was representing two divergent realities. She had flexible capacity; God sometimes entered her to perform His work, and Satan would also sometimes enter her to perform his work.
Her husband, whose surname was Han, was a very influential person, locally. They had ten sons who were really quite awful. He was one of the richest men in Pyongyang, and she lived in his home as his secondary wife. Restoration could not be carried out through his primary wife. The primary wife stood on Satan’s side, so the progress of restoration had to go through a side branch.
With an Eve who has reversed dominion, evil has to be changed and everything has to be taken under the charge of goodness. Heaven has to take charge of goodness, which is the root. It is necessary to go down to the myriads of slaves, lowly maidservants of the spirit world, playboys and lewd women in order to go up. All the bad things have to he straightened out and changed. That which is true has to be put with other true elements, and a new mother who can represent all women has to be created.”
Kirsti L. Nevalainen explains more about Grandmother Pak in her book:
Change of Blood Lineage through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church
Chapter 3. CHANGE OF BLOOD LINEAGE (extract) pages 61-70
Engrafting of Sun Myung Moon into the Blood Lineage of God
In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s there were many Christian-related messianic groups in Korea. One of these groups was led by a woman called Pak Wol-yong. … Pak Wol-yong lived about 8 km away from Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. She was born in 1892 and married to a Han who was an influential person in Pyongyang. Around 1945 Pak Wol-yong began to claim to her followers that she was the wife of Jehovah (Yahweh). She told she had sex with God and received a new spiritual body from God through their sexual intercourse. So she became divine, and God’s spouse in flesh – a goddess incarnated.
Ms. Pak’s messianic group had a local chapter in Seoul. The leader of this church was a minister called Kim Paek-mun and his group was called Israel Sudo-won ‘Israel Monastery’. Sun Myung Moon was a member of Israel Monastery from the end of 1945 until mid 1946. Israel Monastery existed as a retreat in the countryside near Seoul, South Korea. …
In June 1946 Kim Paek-mun was planning to take some followers to North Korea for revival meetings in Pyongyang. Moon decided to go with them. … In Pyongyang Rev. Moon met Pak Wol-yong and arrived at her place on June 4th 1946. Ms. Pak was leading a messianic group, called Kwang-ya Kyohoe (the “Wilderness Church”). Israel Monastery, led by Kim Paek-mun, was in reality a branch of Kwang-ya Kyohoe. So Kim Paek-mun knew Pak Wol-yong. The church did not have official buildings and members met out in the open or in private homes.
Rev. Moon decided to stay in Ms. Pak’s spiritual group in Pyongyang. He was serving and obeying her completely, even taking care of her laundry. Rev. Moon’s work under her lasted longer than his previous work with Kim Paek-mun in Israel Monastery. Rev. Moon’s work under her came to an end sometime in mid 1947, when she refused to accept his declaration that she should obey him from then on. Rev. Moon required that Ms. Pak quit her position as a leader of her messianic group and surrender her position to Rev. Moon. Ms. Pak and her family were wealthy people, and Rev. Moon wanted to use her house as his base for mission work. According to Rev. Moon, Ms. Pak Wol-yong and her husband Han were the richest people in Pyongyang. They had 10 children. Rev. Moon tells he had to reverse the Fall, so he had to serve Ms. Pak who was in the position of Eve until she would witness to Rev. Moon as the son of God, hence carrying out the reversal. After that she would have to serve him. Ms. Pak got angry with Rev. Moon and required that Kim Paek-mun must be brought to her to replace Rev. Moon. After failing to convince Ms. Pak about his messianic status, Rev. Moon was compelled to find another woman in Eve’s position and form his own independent congregation in Pyongyang from the mid 1947 onwards.
The interesting question is why Rev. Moon began to consider himself as a Messiah and required Ms. Pak to surrender her leadership position to him in mid 1947? After all Pak Wol-yong was claiming that she was the wife of Yahweh and God’s spouse in flesh and her followers seemed to agree with this claim. The answer to this question came from Rev. Moon’s immediate disciple, from a woman called Chong Tuk-un [Deuk-eun Chong]. She was in Pyongyang at the time of the liberation from the Japanese rule. In 1946, she began to attend a church in Pyongyang area named Kwang-ya Kyohoe. In this church she met Pak Wol-yong and Sun Myung Moon. One day she received a revelation ordering her to kiss Sun Myung Moon.
Some time later Moon asked her if she had received a revelation. She could not but admit that she had received one. Then Moon said to her that a divine punishment would descend upon her, if she ignored God’s revelation. Therefore Ms. Chong had a sexual relationship with Moon, around June 1946. Some time later she learnt that “Teacher Moon” had already had the same ceremony with Pak Wol-yong, before she did with him. The words used by Ms. Chong were yongch’e-rul padatta (literally it means “received a new spiritual body”). The time when the word yongch’e began to be widely used by the Korean messianists is not known yet. However, the yongch’e seems to have flexibly meant a new soul, a new spirit, a new life, or new blood that was supposed to be handed on in the process of this ceremony. After Ms. Chong had received the yongch’e from Moon, she was ordered in a revelation to become a kyomo (“a religious mother”) for South Korea. She discussed this revelation with Pak Wol-yong and left for the South at the beginning of 1947. She negotiated with Ms. Pak and not with Moon which indicates that she considered Ms. Pak as the real leader of the church.
In order to the yongch’e ceremony to be held, there had to be a revelation from God dictating who give the yongch’e to whom. Secondly, both the giver-to-be and the receiver-to-be should give their words that they want to perform the ceremony at the risk of their lives. Finally, sexual intercourse with the giver on top of the receiver was to be conducted in the presence of a spiritual supervisor. While Ms. Chong called this ceremony “yongch’e exchange ceremony” or just “yongch’e ceremony”, some other words such as “blood-replacement ceremony” or “blood lineage exchange ceremony” also seem to have been in use by the Korean messianists. The yongch’e replacement in Korean is yongch’e kyohwan (= exchange of spiritual body), and the blood replacement in Korean is pigarum (= pi + garum = blood + replacement). The explanation, which Ms. Chong gave about this ceremony, can be summarized as follows:
Since Eve in the Garden of Eden received dirty blood from the “serpent” that was the embodiment of obscene desire, this dirty blood has been flowing within bodies of humans who are descendants of Eve. The ceremony of “giving and receiving the yongch’e” is a method for purifying this dirty blood. When a divine revelation is given, one who has already received the yongch’e, may be supposed to give it to the one who is allowed through the revelation to receive it. This is conducted in a holy atmosphere, and may be considered a kind of baptism.
The main issue involved in the motif of the exchange of spiritual body or the blood-replacement is what could be called the concept of Messiah or a theory of atonement. Who should be the first giver of the yongch’e? Whose blood was holy and who was supposed to start the purification process of blood of all descendants of Eve? Ms. Chong did not have a sense of mission as a “religious mother” before she had the yongch’e ceremony with Moon. And she knew that Moon had received the yongch’e from Pak Wol-yong before she herself received it from him. In her own understanding, the first giver of the yongch’e, or holy blood, was Pak Wol-yong. Therefore when she received the revelation about her mission as a religious mother for the South, she discussed it with Pak Wol-yong as her leader. As to Sun Myung Moon he received the yongch’e from Ms. Pak in June 1946. So she was his Messiah. The yongch’e was transferred from God to Ms. Pak and from her to Moon, in this order.
The blood lineage exchange ceremony’ pigarum or ‘receiving a new spiritual body’ yongch’e is based on the idea that a divine being with pure blood can pass on his or her sanctity to another person through a sexual intercourse. Children who were going to be born through the yongch’e or pigarum ceremonies would be without sin. Sun Myung Moon and his associates practiced their blood lineage exchange ceremonies in private homes in Pyongyang and later in South Korea. In August 1946 complaints were made against Moon, and he was charged with committing adultery. As a result he was imprisoned for 100 days in Daedong detention house, Pyongyang.
After leaving prison, Moon resumed his activities and left his first wife [Ms. Choi Sun-kil, married to her in 1945] to marry his follower, Ms. Kim [Chong-hwa] . … On February 22, 1948, the North Korean police again arrested Moon on the grounds of bigamy and disturbing social order. He received a five-year sentence in Heungnam labor camp. Ms. Kim, whom he had married, was sentenced to prison, too. Moon had never divorced his first wife and although legally a bigamist, he viewed his blood replacement activities as responses to the Holy Spirit. Moon was freed from the Heungnam prison in October 1950…
After Ms. Kim Chong-hwa was released from the prison in Pyongyang, after a year [in prison], she moved to South Korea and never contacted Sun Myung Moon any more. She had lost her faith in Moon as the Messiah. In South Korea, Moon sent his disciple Pak Chong-hwa to meet her seven times, before finally accepting that she would not return. Later she moved to the United States.”
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Change of Blood Lineage through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church
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Sex organs found at Cheongpyeong – male and female organs installed outside the Jeongshim Prayer Hall.