Ancient Secrets: Lemurian Seed Crystals

Lemurian Seed Crystals are said to be the gifts of the ancient civilization of Lemuria, a lost nation and race of people of pre-history. These crystals are water clear quartz, recognizable by their horizontal striations.  The land of Lemuria is hypothesized to have been a huge landmass connecting Madagascar and India, destroyed by a cataclysmic […]

Ascend Ascend: New Work from Janaka Stucky in the Haute Macabre Library

Written over the course of twenty days, coming in and out of trance states brought on by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, is Janaka Stucky’s most powerful book to date. Featuring cover art and lettering by Aaron Horkey. Rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot […]

Needful Things: Sam’s 2018 Post Mortem

I am not a positive, shiney, optimistic person, despite my best efforts. Despite lighting candles and casting intentions and reading tarot and believing wholeheartedly in the energetic properties of crystals and in magick, I am cynical and pessimistic and deeply pragmatic. I am both sides of the athame, textbook Gemini, and forever apprehensive of sharing […]

A Sentiment of Spirits: Conversations with Handsome Devils Puppets

Maika: Speaking from a writer’s perspective, interviews are funny things. Although this introduction is what you’re reading first, it was the very last thing written. It was also, somehow, the hardest part for me to write. Sarah and I had a wonderful time composing questions for Han. The hard work, as far as I’m concerned, […]

Ancient Secrets: Lemurian Seed Crystals

Lemurian Seed Crystals are said to be the gifts of the ancient civilization of Lemuria, a lost nation and race of people of pre-history. These crystals are water clear quartz, recognizable by their horizontal striations.  The land of Lemuria is hypothesized to have been a huge landmass connecting Madagascar and India, destroyed by a cataclysmic […]

May Full Moon Tarotscopes By Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

May Full Moon Tarotscopes By Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Happy Full Moon, everyone! This is the only Full Moon in the month of May. It is in the sign of Scorpio. This Full Moon is sometimes called the Flower Moon (from the Algonquin peoples in North America; there are many more names for this particular moon, […]

They Wore the Universe Round Their Fingers…

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour…” –William Blake, from “Auguries of Innocence”   We’re spellbound by this 16th century gold ring that unfolds to reveal an ornate astronomical sphere. It’s part of […]

Relentless Doppelganger: AI Death Metal

  A nonstop stream of AI generated death metal, this live stream on YouTube has been broadcasting since March 24. I’ve tuned in a few times and it’s been consistently on point with the genre’s distinct sounds: once or twice it leaned towards epic instrumental vibes, today was a heavy vocal sound. This early example […]

The Resurrection of Disco Witch Vintage: Vintage Occult Books

I am elated to resurrect the Disco Witch Vintage collection: a hand curated selection of vintage and antique books, objects, and paraphernalia. Disco Witch Vintage was launched in 2014 with the intent of sharing my love and fascination for relics of the past, and due to life changes and restrictions I had to shutter it […]

New Sponsor: Witching Hour Baby

Witching Hour Baby is an online boutique where you can find casual, affordable gear for black sheep and their little lambs. From unique clothing for the whole family to spooky housewares and toys, our expertly curated products are bound to satisfy the question: does this come in black? Find Witching Hour Baby : Shop // […]

Stacked: March & April 2019

Sarah: Little by Edward Carey When Goodreads first recommended this title to me, I thought “haven’t I already read this book?” But I was getting Little by Edward Carey confused with Little, Big by John Crowley, which I read several years ago and which I enjoyed much more. These stories aren’t terribly similar though, so maybe you […]

Post Mortem: April 2019

Enchanted Ephemera From Moth & Myth Shadow Workers: Black Galaxy Amethyst We Can Be Heroes: David Bowie Songs Reimagined as Sonic Pulp Adventure Book Covers A Mini Review: Lupercalia Hair Glosses From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! Open Sea Design Co The Magician’s Stone: Labradorite in the Haute Macabre Crystal Shop Needful Things: Sam’s 2018 Post […]

Ascend Ascend: New Work from Janaka Stucky in the Haute Macabre Library

Written over the course of twenty days, coming in and out of trance states brought on by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, is Janaka Stucky’s most powerful book to date. Featuring cover art and lettering by Aaron Horkey. Rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot […]

Apothecary Pre-Orders Close Tonight at Midnight

A note reminding our friends that pre-orders close tonight at midnight. Haute Macabre’s latest collaboration with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is now available for pre-orders in the Apothecary. The Haute Macabre collection of scents from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab are very personal to me. Each one is a devotion to an emotion or event that […]

Amethyst and Clear Quartz Palm Stones in the Haute Macabre Crystal Shop

A rainy morning shop update, these stormy grey skies overhead called me to share these pieces with you today: Amethyst Palm Stones and Clear Quartz Pebbles now in the Haute Macabre Crystal Shop. Amethyst calms anger, frustration, and promotes a sense of calmness and peace. It aids in alleviating the symptoms of insomnia (I have […]

The Enfield Poltergeist

Perhaps due to the famed medium Lorraine Warren passing this week, I’ve been back inside a deep rabbit hole of The Enfield Poltergeist, one of the most (if not the most) heavily documented hauntings of all time. Lorraine has little, if anything, to do with this case in particular, she and her husband were only […]

Roq La Rue’s Incandescent Ghost Heart

We’re all aswoon over the new paired exhibitions at Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery: “Ghost Heart” by American sculptor and jewelry designer Debra Baxter and “Incandescence” by Vancouver, BC-based narrative painter Rebecca Chaperon. “Roq La Rue is very pleased to present two dynamic shows for the month of April. Both artists explore natural forms, most particularly crystalline shapes, in […]

It Wasn’t Just a Phase + Occultation: Two New Fragrances in the Haute Macabre // Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Collection + Spring Pre-Orders Now Open

Haute Macabre’s latest collaboration with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is now available for pre-orders in the Apothecary. IT WASN’T JUST A PHASE 7-year aged patchouli and polished black cedar with midnight-black vegetal musk, fossilized amber, Spanish moss, and nagarmotha. OCCULTATION Black velvet oudh, indigo musk, smoked patchouli, golden myrrh, and tree moss. Pre-orders will be […]

Under the Pink: Rose Quartz in the Haute Macabre Shop

Named for the wild ground phlox, or the “Moss Pink”,  one of the spring’s first blooms, April’s Full Moon is called The Pink Moon, and seemed the perfect time to release these Rose Quartz lovers into the wild. Rose Quartz Sphere 1 A great and powerful healer of the heart, a mend for our broken […]

New Sponsor: Seeking the Witch: Traditional Tales and Everyday Magic

At The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic, real magic – gritty, sink-your-teeth-into-it, beautiful magic – is in story, is in art, is in folklore. It’s in an ancient charm for protection against storms, and in the crafting of a poem that captures that power. It’s in the garden you keep, in the silver […]

Under the Pink (Full Moon): Rose Quartz

Named for the wild ground phlox, or the “Moss Pink”,  one of the spring’s first blooms, April’s Full Moon is called The Pink Moon, and seemed the perfect time to release these Rose Quartz lovers into the wild. Rose Quartz Sphere 1 A great and powerful healer of the heart, a mend for our broken […]

Mythical Characters In Gucci Gowns: Christopher Smith For Another Man Magazine

For the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Another Man, shape-shifting self-portrait artist, Christopher Smith, an Instagram artist with an eye shaped primarily by fashion photography and whose bio simply states “me in my bedroom,” embodies eight mythical characters who inhabit the fantastical regions and metaphorical terrain that love must navigate in 1654’s La Carte de Tendre. Conceived by […]

How To Wear Your Longing For Senpai To Notice You

It’s a powerful thing, to be noticed, isn’t it? To have the gaze of a Fascinating Creature fall upon you, even just for a moment. Maybe that moment is a fleeting one-off, and  never happens again. Or maybe they never become aware of your existence at all. (Maybe you move on. Maybe you hold a […]

Needful Things: Sam’s 2018 Post Mortem

I am not a positive, shiney, optimistic person, despite my best efforts. Despite lighting candles and casting intentions and reading tarot and believing wholeheartedly in the energetic properties of crystals and in magick, I am cynical and pessimistic and deeply pragmatic. I am both sides of the athame, textbook Gemini, and forever apprehensive of sharing […]

The Magician’s Stone: Labradorite in the Haute Macabre Shop

Labradorite is considered “the Magician’s stone”, and brings one’s deep magical powers to the surface. A stone of protection, both physically and psychically. The dark sister of the moonstone, the crone face of the triple goddess, awakening mystical innate energy and powers within. The ancients believed that the labradorescence flashes were the aurora borealis entombed […]

New Sponsor: Open Sea Design Co

Originally inspired by the salty, crystal clear blue shores of the Mexican Caribbean, Open Sea is a Brooklyn-based creative studio that specializes in fine stationery and paper goods, and graphic design. The company was established in 2015 by Melissa Constandse. Our paper goods line is inspired by the occult, the Victorian era, esoteric traditions, 18th […]

BloodMilk Spring Sale

We are in the last days of the springtime BloodMilk sale: use code “Vernal20” at checkout to receive a 20% discount on jewels found in the “Spring Sale” section of BloodMilkJewels.com. The code will be valid through April 11 at midnight, EST. I am always eager and excited to hear what treasures people add to […]

A Mini Review: Lupercalia Hair Glosses From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s most heartfelt collection of the year is also one of their smuttiest, and there is none, they say, more tacky or hedonistic! As a bit of a tacky smutmeister myself, I was was ecstatic to receive a few offerings from this collection, in the form of their hair glosses, atmosphere sprays, […]

We Can Be Heroes: David Bowie Songs Reimagined as Sonic Pulp Adventure Book Covers

I love those moments when you encounter a fantastic pairing of properties that had never crossed your mind, but makes such perfect sense upon seeing it, it’s as though somehow you already new it existed. Screenwriter and graphic artist Todd Alcott has created one such sublime pairing by reimagining some of our beloved David Bowie’s […]