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My name is Jacob. However since I was in a cult, this was not the name I was born with.

I was in a cult in the San Francisco Bay area from ages 12 to 15.  From 1995 to 1999, I was the member of Tae Yun Kim’s Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy, and City of light group. I will make every effort to not link to her sites, but instead to allow you to find them on your own.

My mother was the facilitating factor in this.  We made the decision together, but obviously as a 12 year old, she was the real decider.

It’s been a long path to this blog.  I never even spoke to my family about the group until 2003.  I only started speaking out, due to the fact that I was trying to help my mom escape.  In 2004 I started posting around the internet using anonymous names.  In 2005, about 7 years ago I posted as Clarehoare on That post changed everything.

Now, 7 years later, here I am.  I am going to do my best to tell my story, and add as much information as I can.

I think it’s going to be interesting.

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