Reflection on the Past, and Reflection on Past Mistakes
Sun Myung Moon
June 4, 1999
East Garden, Irvington, NY
Unofficial Notes by Frank Kaufmann
On Tuesday June 1, 1999 Father directed Dr. Shimyo to gather all seminary Grads to East Garden by Friday, June 4, 1999. (This was the Belvedere Service in which Father involved himself a great deal with personnel. For example he set up a 4 man co-leadership structure at University of Bridgeport including Drs. Chin, Ward, Guerra, and Mr. Salonen. He made Mrs. Ward head of WFWP and so forth.)
On June 4, 1999 at 09:00 am 130 graduates from the beginning to the present (1977 – 1998) gathered. Father said that this was about 1/10 of all who graduated over the years. Nevertheless he seemed pleased with the turn out.
At the very beginning he said that all present should plan to stay for 3 days. This came as a shock but those gathered responded with gratitude and excitement.
Father spoke from 9 – 11:00 am explaining among other things, that the present time matches the time of Father’s original mission in 1945, that America is in the elder son’s position, and that the current mission to restore pure youth matches the original mission of a glorious Second coming had this providence been fully received by New Testament Christians. America is in the elder son’s position vis a vis Father’s plan to Bless the whole world.
The conclusion of this section of the speech was that the victorious work among the pure youth of American Christians and Jews was a central cornerstone to this current providence of 400 million Blessing.
Father explained his vision, concept, and reason for founding IIFWP, including the vision of a religious senate integrated into the United Nations, as well as the necessity for the UN to act as one nation.
He explained that the cornerstone of the ideal world is the establishment of ideal families, and further how this is founded by each family in Jardim. In this context he explained the principles of restoration, the 3 day ceremony, the role of women vis a vis Father and so forth.
He explained the importance of this upcoming Day of All Things, and indicated his expectation that those present at East Garden should also attend in Korea. He concluded this talk by putting two words on the board which he then required to remain up on the board throughout the weekend (even got upset one morning to come down and find them erased).
I am sorry I did not catch the Korean words. Peter Kim had trouble finding a corresponding concept in English especially for the second word. The Conference theme was then roughly translated as “Reflection on the Past, and Reflection on Past Mistakes.” (A concept somehow to connote repentance-redetermination- endowed-reflection.)
Father had Marilyn Morris read Father’s 1974 message (warning) to America (I believe it was the Madison Square Garden speech. It was the speech with the famous and oft used “when your house is on fire, you need someone from outside to put it out…”)
After Marilyn’s reading Tom McDevitt then read Hoon Duk Hae from “True Parents” (volume 10 of the 15 volume series.) Father interrupted at one point to explain the emerging age of “instant” or rapid “karma” or “judgement” through the close activity of ancestors and other figures from the spiritual world.
I cannot remember if McDevitt also read from Volumes 11 and 12 (namely “Earthly Life and Life in the Spiritual world.) This Hoon Duk Hae lasted until approximately 11 PM, if my memory is correct.
Saturday June 5, 1999 Hoon Duk Hae begins at 6:00 am. Tom McDevitt reads the entirety of Dr. Lee’s first set of mediated communications entitled “Life in the Spirit World and on Earth.”
Following this Tim Elder translated-read simultaneously the entirety of those communications from Dr. Lee which have not yet been translated into English. This is the volume includes those interviews by Dr. Lee of individuals specifically requested by Father; Maria Pak, Richard Nixon, and so forth.
After this Tom McDevitt read the entirety of the just translated Dr. Lee Volume on the Crimes of Lucifer, which as you know includes a spiritual analysis of diseases, and Lucifer’s letters of repentance to God, to True Parents, and to Humankind, among other chapters.
Following this Linda Howell read “Who Am I,” namely excerpted translations of Korean Prophesy (I forget the renowned seer from the 16th century), as well as from Nostradamus.
Mike Jenkins read “Father’s Letter to the 360 Million Blessed Couples,” which, as you know was published in newspapers throughout the world.
At 7:00 PM Father spoke. He explained the 4 great realms of the heart, and expounded on Life, Love, Lineage, and Conscience, in the context of the paramount centrality, necessity, and significance of one’s spouse, in a way as the “author” of my own existence as a being of love. He spoke very intimately and explicitly about conjugal, sexual relations and activity. He told personal stories about his life, and the history of his mission and relationship with America. Then he spoke about the principles, and theological and historical dynamics pertaining to the current direction for 400 million pure, Blessed, young couples.
He directed UTS graduates to send one UTS student per year to UTS for 3 years. He spoke about witnessing and fund-raising being linked to framed copies of his “Speech to the 360 Million Couples.” He spoke of the specific direction of the IIFWP, and his plans to work with embassies in Washington D.C. and in New York. He urged all UTS graduates to move to Washington D.C. or New York (*he later added a 3rd modified option), and reiterated that this time is like the time of his original starting point in his mission (1945).
He introduced a 4 area paradigm for his work, “Ideology” (DP, UT, VOC), World University Federation (WUF), Media, and Banking, Insurance, and Investment. “These four areas are supported by Father’s foundation in the Washington D.C. area.”
Father then invited Mr. Joo’s report (Washington Times and related matters), Dr. Chin’s report (Bridgeport University), and Peter Kim’s report (on Mother’s tour). Father spoke about the vessel “Top Ocean,” and the Krill harvesting initiative in Antarctica. Peter Kim also reported on the New Yorker Hotel.
Sunday, June 6, 1999 5:00 am Pledge. 6:00 am Hoon Duk Hae. Father spoke until 12:00. Several thousand were on East Garden Property. I caught a special emphasis on the fact that only Father can mediate the resolution of the relationship between God and Satan, and a profound (metaphysical) analysis of couples relationship.
Father fed everyone in attendance following the speech throughout East Garden property. After the morning sermon, Father spoke to UTS graduates until 7 PM before dismissing the conference.
He spoke about ways and perspectives and behaviors to succeed in one’s mission and various endeavors. He explained how conceiving of one’s responsibilities through the lens of the great “family relations” (4 great loves) can yield applied success in various fields of endeavor.
He reiterated the 4 main areas in which he wants UTS grads to invest themselves. He discussed his options vis a vis North American properties and South American properties (namely land, buildings and so forth). He spoke of Washington Aviation (name?)
At this point he more explicitly explained that all graduates (whether they move “east” or stay in their states to conduct Church and “Washington Times” work there) must report to Rev. Yang and Mr. Joo.
He discussed finance and the nature of “risk taking.” He spoke about the history of the Unification movement in relation to American history from 1972 to the present; the various presidential administrations and so forth.
He spoke of his upcoming plan for the deployment of Japanese missionaries to 180 nations, and the theological and providential foundation for this action. He spoke of the vision and responsibilities as well and the theology of National Messiahship.
He spoke again of the Spiritual World, of Mother’s tour, of the distinct mission of America, and of the UTS grads. He whispered for hours to one or two people in the front of the room. He had all couples in the room line up and kiss and dance. He concluded with his “small black book” and enumerated writing including:
1. Who is responsible for saving the nation? Answer “me.” UTS grads.
2. A Ph.D. association should be formed
3. Leaders be trained under Washington Times education, and Church education.
4. Take responsibility for Christian Churches.
This is a wholly inadequate, subjective summary of over 44 hours with Father, and 10’s of pages of notes.