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    Paraguay

    A decade before his death, Sun Myung Moon—multimillionaire founder of the controversial Unification Church—sent a band of followers deep into the wilds of Paraguay, with orders to build the ultimate utopian community and eco-resort. So how’s that working out? Monte Reel machetes his way toward heaven on earth.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    Reverend Moon's VIP house at the Victorious Holy Place of Puerto Leda.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    A local worker cares for the horses.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    Tools for building Eden.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    Mister Owada.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    Mister Auki with his morning catch of pacu

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    The pool is cleaned daily, but the Messiahs rarely use it.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    Hog heaven.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    Satellite TV: very popular among the Messiahs.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    Mister Date (left) and Mister Owada watch the Aquidaban shove off.

  • Photo: Toni Greaves

    Paraguay

    Mister Date at the wheel.

  • Photo: Haisam Hussein

    Paraguay

    A map of Paraguay with key areas from Monte Reel's trip through the country in search of Reverend Sun Syung Moon's kingdom of heaven on Earth.

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