Children of the Moon

A documentary created by Tymon Brown and Will Klein about growing up in the church. ‘Children of the Moon is a documentary short about the consequences of leaving an all-consuming way of life, and the lasting effects of a radical paradigm shift on one’s relationship to themselves and others.’ Children of the Moon — WillContinue reading “Children of the Moon”

Cults, Explained: Netflix documentary

In this useful episode exploring a range of cults, The unification church is included, with comments from Teddy Hose. What makes a cult? 1: Charismatic Leader revered as a godlike figure. 2: Doctrinated System of thought control. 3: Exploitation of members. Problems with the term cult. Cults rose to help people through social turbulence. USAContinue reading “Cults, Explained: Netflix documentary”

Our politics remind me of the Moonies: Teddy Hose on IndoctriNation podcast

Teddy speaks about ‘a mix of summer camps, banquets, and close bonds in an international community. These pleasant memories came along with parental abandonment, paranoia around sex and the outside world, and prioritizing loyalty toward the super wealthy, sometimes violence from the Moon family.’

Growing Up Moonie: Hideo Higashibaba

‘Hideo Higashibaba left the cult he was born into when he was 22 years old. The Unification Church, also known as the Moonies, was founded in Korea by a man named Sun Myung Moon who proclaimed he was the Second Coming of Christ. In Growing Up Moonie Hideo asks people he grew up with whatContinue reading “Growing Up Moonie: Hideo Higashibaba”

‘Whisked Away by the Moonies’ and ‘A Bond that was Life Saving’: Cynthia Lilley and Cathryn Mazer on Indoctrination podcast

Indoctrination podcast features Cynthia Lilley and her struggle to get her daughter Cathryn out of the Moonies when she joined in 1993. Subjects covered include magical thinking, similarities with the 12 step program of AA, suspending disbelief, the need to belong. Cathryn describes the CARP front group that she joined, the workshop and Divine Principle lecturesContinue reading “‘Whisked Away by the Moonies’ and ‘A Bond that was Life Saving’: Cynthia Lilley and Cathryn Mazer on Indoctrination podcast”