Ancestor Liberation is a new twist on spiritual sales. The main difference is that this scam is aimed at church members. I have obtained Unification Church documents that indicate a particularly disturbing element of the practice. What is particularly bizarre is that the liberation of one's ancestors is accomplished by attending workshops conducted by dead people--namely, the channeled spirits of Reverend Moon's mother-in-law, Dae Mo Nim and Moon's son, Heung Jin Moon (aka Heung Jin Nim). I obtained an internal church memo written by FFWPU leaders Chang Shik Yang and Michael Jenkins announcing the preparation for an ancestor liberation tour by these deceased relatives of Moon.
I will write more about this phenomenon. One thing I noticed when reviewing the church documents relating to ancestor liberation is the similarly between this practice and the Church of Scientology's lucrative practice of clearing oneself of body thetans through the process of auditing. From a Unification Church memo on ancestor liberation:
Another situation is that due to the sins committed by our ancestors, those spirits who were wronged while on earth carry their resentment into the spirit world. Those resentful spirits drive us toward suffering and sickness in order to relieve their resentment. During the holy song sessions we have to liberate and pluck these resentful spirits out of our bodies. Liberation helps us to prevent many difficulties and hardships and protect our descendants from harm.
By ultimately liberating 210 generations, we can clean up and fix the fallen history of 6000 years since the Fall of Adam and Eve. This process of correcting history is needed to create a new order in the spirit world – which God has been longing for 6,000 years to see happen. It is our privilege to comfort God by accomplishing this.