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IN LIVING COLOR Psychologist Alexander Schauss, who pioneered the idea that different colors induce different moods, once advised mental institutions to paint their walls pink, claiming the hue had a calming effect. Schauss might go a little crazy himself trying to figure out what the dcor of the Cao Dai Holy See cathedral is meant to inspire. Every inch of wall and ceiling is covered in lurid Technicolor, from fuchsia lotuses to virulent green dragons and a psychedelic divine eye floating in baby blue skies.

Half Vatican, half Disney World, the Holy See is a particularly fitting home...

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