The death of Albert Reynolds brings back to mind that after he left office he started participating in Moonie Conferences along with ex President Bush senior, Ted Heath etc. It was not completely clear as to why he participated as the rewards were not that great. You can see from web site and blog that Moon who died in 2012 was a very controversial figure. Read more about the Unification Church/Moonies here. Continue reading
P’ikareun: Moon’s church began as an erotic cult, with Moon “purifying” female followers through sexual rites.
The Sex Lives of Godmen Of spiritual Healers, hypnosis artists and sexual exploiters BY Mihir Srivastava
This essay from Open Magazine/ 5 October 2013 is a very helpful analysis from an Indian perspective of the issues we have been dealing with in regard to both sexual abuse in some Christian contexts, but more directly in regard to our commentary in regard to Tantric Sex in Lamaism. Because it does not directly look at the Tibetan Tantra directly, but shows the way westerners approach this subject it is a helpful mirror to hold up to these practices in the West. It also has relevance for those studying the influence of Tony Quinn. Continue reading
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‘Messiah’ Moon leaves a vast business – and a tainted image
The Irish Times – Tuesday, September 4, 2012
THE REV Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church who died yesterday aged 92, leaves behind a vast business empire and a reputation tainted by accusations of brainwashing. Continue reading
UNIFICATION CHURCH THE IRISH CONNECTION
THE UNIFICATION Church founded by the Rev Sun Myung Moon enjoyed some years of growth in Ireland in the 1970s but now has no more than “about 40-50 members” here, said campaign group Dialogue Ireland.
Mike Garde, director of the group which monitors the activities of religious cults, has been a long- time critic of the “Moonies”. Continue reading
By DANIEL J. WAKIN
Published: September 2, 2012
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Korean evangelist, businessman and self-proclaimed messiah who built a religious movement notable for its mass weddings, fresh-faced proselytizers and links to vast commercial interests, died on Monday in Gapyeong, South Korea. He was 92. Continue reading