An Obscurum Of Secrets: The Lost Art Of Robin Isely

I had, for a time, sadly shelved the idea of a feature on digital collage artist Robin Isely, aka sliplead. I first mentioned this artist in my 2017 Needful Things roundup and I was immensely thrilled at the opportunity to connect with them for an interview, but unfortunately, their gorgeous Tumblr-hosted gallery–an obscurum of secrets, elusive […]

Vintage Occult, Astrology, and Spiritualist Books: Haute Macabre Library Update

The Haute Macabre Library Update is now live! These vintage occult titles are available now in the Haute Macabre Library. Please note that each of these is a previously loved book, and may contain marks within the texts and/or imperfections on the cover. Montague Summers: The History of Witchcraft The History of Witchcraft is a […]

A Trip To Los Angeles

Sarah To be frank–and apologies in advance, Angelenos– but even though I had never been, I was pretty sure, like almost 100% certain, that I was going to feel some kind of way about Los Angeles. Aversion? Hostility? I’m not even sure what kind of way. But not a good way. Even though in my […]

Offerings: New Spells and Remedies in the Haute Macabre Shop

A small shop update this week while I prep for the next large crystal release: I am currently working my way through processing my emotions for it. They are a collection of stones that I have unconsciously been surrounding myself with the last few months, without realizing until now that they have been aiding me […]

The Slutist Tarot, Cat Call, and Witches, Sluts, Feminists

A small Saturday afternoon shop update: The second edition of the Slutist Tarot is now available, along with a restock of Witches, Sluts, Feminists and the newly released Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine – both signed by author Kristen Sollee. The cat: A sensual shapeshifter. A hearth keeper, aloof, tail aloft, stalking vermin. A […]

Shadow Guides: Black Galaxy Amethyst in the Shop

Now available in the Haute Macabre Shop: the glittering voids of Black Galaxy Amethyst. Some thoughts from previous releases: Staring into a Black Galaxy Amethyst is a hypnotic event: the blackness of each is a glimmering abyss. Each specimen creates a calm void, but not a cold one. A rare form of amethyst that is […]

Shop Preview: Black Galaxy vIII

A preview of the next collection, a grouping of one of my favorite specimens: the glittering voids of Black Galaxy Amethyst. Some thoughts from previous releases: Staring into a Black Galaxy Amethyst is a hypnotic event: the blackness of each is a glimmering abyss. Each specimen creates a calm void, but not a cold one. […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“The Eye Thief” by @i_justdraw // Allen Williams   @helenaether // Helena Aguilar Mayans   “Waxing” by @light_witch // Courtney Brooke   “Cosmic Venus Bloom” by @yinshadowz // Meagan Boyd   “femme fleur” by @_ofresia // monica merlo   “Dutch III” by @lindseycarrart // Lindsey Carr   “Elected” by @_grave_witness_ // Stuart Holland   Bonus […]

September Full Moon Tarotscopes By Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

September Full Moon Tarotscopes By Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Our September Full Moon is this Friday, September 13th if you are located in the PST, or it’s on the 14th, if you aren’t. (To listen more about the significance of the number 13, and why it is the number of the Goddess, check out this episode […]

New Sponsor: The Mystical Menagerie Market NYC Event

Please welcome The Mystical Menagerie Market  The Mystical Menagerie is a one night fashion show and market event hosted by Meagan Meli, Cat Coven, Arcana Obscura, Dana Glover, Riven Barrow Glass and I Do Declare. This phenomenal evening will take place on Saturday, September 14th at the de Kooning Studio, a gorgeous 19th century cast-iron […]

Table-tipping workshop with mediums Reverend Jane and Chris Howarth. Erie, Pennsylvania, 2014. Photo by Shannon Taggart.

Manifesting Spirits: SÉANCE by Shannon Taggart

Table-tipping workshop with mediums Reverend Jane and Chris Howarth. Erie, Pennsylvania, 2014. Photo by Shannon Taggart. Forever fascinated by the occult, we were immediately interested in the work of American artist Shannon Taggart, first brought to our attention by the ever-inspiring Pam Grossman. Taggart specializes in documenting contemporary Spiritualism, which she first discovered in her teens when […]

New Sponsor: Only Freaks Turn Things Into Bones

It’s Little Death’s first day at a new school. He’s excited about making new friends, but the other kids don’t like his talent for turning anything he touches into bones. They call him “freak” and “weirdo” and refuse to play with him. Little Death runs away to hide but ends up learning something very important […]

Haute Macabre Library & Crystal Sale

From now until the full moon this Friday the 13, please use code “Virgo” at checkout for 20% off the complete selection of the Haute Macabre library and all crystals. Is is rare that I am able to offer a sale, but I am extending this as an expression of gratitude for the support that […]

The Fabulous Impracticality of Karolina Laskowska

Lingerie has long been an obsession of mine. As a child, it seemed a quintessentially adult thing that would welcome me into a strange world of autonomy and responsibility. I pictured myself in my first apartment, surrounded by books and hosting lavish dinner parties, draped in layers of silk robes or wearing nothing but a […]

Post Mortem: August 2019

Vintage Occult, Astrology, and Spiritualist Books: Haute Macabre Library Update Tim Walker’s Rebel Riders An Obscurum Of Secrets: The Lost Art Of Robin Isely Charging Slab Flash Sale (this one is complete, but the next sale is coming soon!) From the Archives: Biblio-alchemy: The Liquid Library of Annalù Boeretto August Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah […]

Giveaway Alert: Queen Mab’s Witch Hat

Dress for the Season of the Witch, and accessorize accordingly thanks to Queen Mab’s Hats. Queen Mab is giving away a Witch Hat & band here on Haute Macabre! To enter: follow @QueenMabstore & @HauteMacabre on Instagram and leave a comment here on the blog telling us your Halloween plans, favorite past costume, or your […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Querent” by @sydbeeart // Syd Bee   @magpie.rodgers // Meagan Magpie Rodgers   “Amare II” by @mjgs17 // Mariajosé Gallardo   “Young Yaga” by @twistedmatter // Nadezda   @hakannedjat // Hakannedjat   “Totems” by @laurenmarxart // Lauren Marx   “City of Earthly Delights” by @moon_patrol // Moon Patrol  

September Community Events

09/14 NYC The Mystical Menagerie Market The Mystical Menagerie is a one night fashion show and market event hosted by Meagan Meli, Cat Coven, Arcana Obscura, Dana Glover, Riven Barrow Glass and I Do Declare. This phenomenal evening will take place on Saturday, September 14th at the de Kooning Studio, a gorgeous 19th century cast-iron […]

Late Summer BloodMilk Sale

image via @spookula The BloodMilk sale is currently on until 08/29: use code “Summer20” for 20% off the special sale category at BloodMilkJewels.com.

A Look Back At Crimson Peak Fragrances From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

WOW. We’re coming up on almost four years since Crimson Peak was released in all its gothic glory, and along with it, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s accompanying collection of spellbindingly immersive scents and accessories. I had written of my thoughts for this collection at that time, but in the following years, the reviews sadly became […]

Edgar Allan Poe Read by Vincent Price

Settle in for the soothing tones of Basil Rathborne and Vincent Price reading Edgar Allan Poe’s greatest hits. Stream the five disk set (I assume most of our readers remember disks? Even unironic cassettes?) via Spotify. For more fun with Vincent Price, check out Adventures in Demonology in the Haute Macabre archives.

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

Sarah Elizabeth’s carousel of inspiration. Follow her on Instagram @ghoulnextdoor. @jmalkova // Julia Malkova   “Captured” by @_virginia_mori_ // Virginia Mori   “The Find” (cropped) by @karilise // Kari-lise Alexander   “Leda and the Swan” by @darla_tea // Darla Teagarden   @majaeglicollages // Maja Egli   @myr.illustration // Myriam Wares   @nightjarillustration // Adam Burke […]

Summer Storms: Smokey and Garden Quartz

A summer storm inspired collection of quartz: pieces that are reminiscent to me of the hot days here in the Deep Southern Swamp. Each afternoon, the humid day finds a line of dark clouds filling the sky during our rainy season, and a torrent of rain comes down for a brief spell. The day turns […]

Summer Storms

A summer inspired sale for tomorrow morning, pieces that are reminiscent to me of the hot days here in the Deep Southern Swamp. Each afternoon, the humid day finds a line of dark clouds filling the sky during our rainy season, and a torrent of rain comes down for a brief spell. The day turns […]

Bury Us Beneath Occult Books: The Ritman Library Digitized

This drear, accursed masonry, Where even the welcome daylight strains But duskily through the painted panes. Hemmed in by many a toppling heap Of books worm-eaten, gray with dust, Which to the vaulted ceiling creep. –Goethe, Faust, Part One Located in Amsterdam, The Ritman Library, aka the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, is a private library housing […]

Sam: Needful Things

Instead of a lengthy introduction, I am cutting right to the chase for this summer edition of Needful Things! Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab bath oil: Straight aromatic luxury, and I am so into the notion of soaking in my sins. I’ve said fuck summer and have been taking hot, relaxing baths with these, some candles […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

For the past year or so over in my Instagram stories, I’ve been sharing a collection of the art that tickles my eyeballs. Usually on a nightly basis, although sometimes I do get a little lazy about it. It’s a “semi-regular” thing at this point, I suppose you might say. I think this urge to […]

Stacked: July 2019

Sarah Bad Gateway by Simon Hanselmann Ooooof. When you strip away the spiteful laughter and the uncomfortable chuckles of the previous Megg & Mogg books (one of which, Megahex, I have written about previously–don’t get me wrong, I adored it, and I laughed at that one, too) you’re left with the bare bones of depression and […]

August Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

August Full Moon Tarotscopes This Thursday, August 15th, we have our only Full Moon of August. An August Full Moon traditionally coincides, in the Northern Hemisphere, of the time of the first harvest. It is time to really take stock of this year: where we’ve been, what we’ve learned, and where we are going. Collectively […]

From the Archives: Biblio-alchemy: The Liquid Library of Annalù Boeretto

Here at Haute Macabre there’s no such thing as too many books. We each live surrounded by overflowing shelves and stacks of books, old and new, and exist between their covers. But some books aren’t made for reading, they’re made for aesthetic appreciation and today we’re coveting these dynamic book sculptures created by Italian contemporary artist Annalù Boeretto. Primarily […]

Charging Slab Flash Sale Now Live

TheHaute Macabre Instagram Flash Sale is now live, featuring a selection of fluorite, quartz, and selenite charging slabs. Each piece available is has a flat surface to store your tarot cards, jewelry, or other treasures on. Fluorite assists with mental clarity and focus, allowing for concentration on the task at hand while minimizing distraction. Extremely […]

An Obscurum Of Secrets: The Lost Art Of Robin Isely

I had, for a time, sadly shelved the idea of a feature on digital collage artist Robin Isely, aka sliplead. I first mentioned this artist in my 2017 Needful Things roundup and I was immensely thrilled at the opportunity to connect with them for an interview, but unfortunately, their gorgeous Tumblr-hosted gallery–an obscurum of secrets, elusive […]