Department of Higher Powers


The students of the Department of Higher Powers know there are older things in this world. Housed in a dome above the Holy House of God Cathedral, the students of the DHP are perpetually stuck halfway between this world and the next. From the antique surgical tools that hang on the wall to the jars of herbs that cover shelves that stretch to the ceiling, the DHP students are always reaching. From the ancient truths that sing inside our blood to the mysteries of what waits on the other side, there is a commonality found in accepting that we are not entirely in control. Students are witches and doctors, modern ascetics, dipping into the beyond with meditation and drugs, calling upon things that are too old to speak the languages of this world. Students burn incense as they compare notes on ancient religious texts, watching the ebb and flows of human belief. Paganism as the first religions to monotheism and the casting out of witches. The practice of herbalism- healer to witch to doctor. Speaking in tongues and consulting oracles. The wicked and divine, the sacred and profane, the students of the DHP want it all. And they’ll do anything to get it.


Key Colors: Burgundy and Gold


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Building: Holy House of God Cathedral: Dome


Motto: Reach Higher


Concepts/ Ideas/ Vibes: 

Watching A24 films projected on the domed ceiling

Dark lipstick

Choosing really questionable methods to try and contact the gods

Hallways completely crowded with statues

Bags stuffed with religious texts

Statues as cabinets

The three heads of the departments are a triad

Red wine for breakfast

Staring into angel’s eyes and trying to guess what they’re thinking

Statues of Jesus bleeding out

Old school operating theatre

REALLY creepy greenhouse- the greenhouse tends itself

The witches sleep in a loft in the greenhouse

Theologists sleep up in the steeple to be close to GOD

The medical wing has some really really dark shit: they operate ON EACH OTHER

Inject themselves with horse tranquilizers and see how far they can run

Med students sleep in morgue drawers

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