Speaking with the Dead: Life and Learning in a Cadaver Lab by Madeline Le Despencer (contains graphic images)

Bodies in a cadaver lab wrapped in plastic Please welcome guest contributor Madeline Le Despencer. Please be aware that post contains graphic images. It was winter 2008 when I first dismembered a human body. By dismember, I really ought to say, “disarticulated the shoulder girdle from the axial skeleton by disconnecting the sternoclavicular joint and points […]

Please Welcome Our Sponsor: Solstice Scents

Please welcome our sponsor, Solstice Scents! Solstice Scents specializes in hyper-realistic evocative atmospheres and amber, incense and resin blends for men and women. A variety of woods/forest, tobacco, leather, floral and gourmand fragrances are also offered. Fragrances pictured here are Conjure Dark (amber, sandalwood, frankincense, spices, incense, wood smoke, cedar, oud, vanilla), Estate Lavender (Estate Vanilla, […]

Beyond the Totality: Alleviating the Darkness Collection Now Available

Beyond the Totality: Alleviating the Darkness crystal collection is now available in the Haute Macabre Shop. This collection is a grouping of stones that I have been using to assist me in a season of anxiety and distress, which I discussed in this post. Below you will find previews of today’s update, and I truly […]

Beyond the Totality: Alleviating the Darkness

In regards to the recent eclipse, and the upcoming: I recently talked about the malefic effect of eclipses, despite their beauty and despite their rarity (although they do happen at minimum twice a year), they obscure the light. They physically darken the skies, cast a shadow over the earth, frightening our ancestors and were portents […]

Damien Echols’ HIGH MAGICK: Priming Oneself to Cast Spells

Please welcome occult contributor Janaka Stucky to Haute Macabre team of writers. You may know Damien Echols as one of the West Memphis Three—three men who were convicted as teenagers in 1994, of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The case against them was circumstantial at best, and the prosecution pinned its case […]

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 […]

Stacked: June 2019

Maika June was, for me, a seemingly endless, festering dumpster fire of a month. I know I’m not alone in this for myriad reasons and I’m sorry for every one of you who can somehow relate. Due to this fraught state of affairs, my stacks mostly sat gathering dust as I instead turned to numerous […]

Post Mortem: June 2019

Stacked: May 2019 The Exquisite Agony of Passing Through New Offerings: Garnet, Labradorite, Rose Quartz, Pyrite and Cleansing Bundles Elsa Lanchester, Herself. An Interview with Tom Blunt When Yorick Dreams… Hear Her Voice: The Only Known Recording of Frida’s Voice (Possibly) June Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Winged Ghosts of Lake Natron Pam […]

New Sponsor: Occult Objects

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Occult Objects Occult Objects was founded in early 2018 by the German multidisciplinary artist, Diana Johanna. In her work, she focuses on the mystical, feminine and beautiful, which is often hidden in the subconscious of the individual. Her creations are especially influenced by dark nostalgia, occultism, history, fantasy and fashion […]

July Events Calendar

Dear friends, Here are some beautiful events hosted by beautiful people coming up throughout the summer. Please leave in the comments anything you may know of upcoming in your area! July Los Angeles Today, Sunday, June 30 from 4-6PM our beloved family at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will be hosted at Dark Delicacies in Burbank […]

Back in Stock: Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

A restock of the Haute Macabre collection by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has just been added to the Haute Macabre Shop. Please note, each item is available in limited quantities. You may visit the Haute Macabre Apothecary for the collection, including the two newest additions, It Wasn’t Just a Phase and Occultation, along with my […]

Wardrobe for the White Mouse: Zimmerman FW19

Intended to be a modern wardrobe for The White Mouse, Nancy Wake, a WWII spy for the Allies, Nicky Zimmerman’s fall 2019 collection is invokes in me a melding of Iris van Herpen’s petal cascades and Gunne Sax’ prairie fantasy. Images via Vogue h/t to Eliza Sidney for sharing this in her stories recently!

Haute Macabre at the Solstice Divination Fair

This Friday night in Philadelphia, Haute Macabre will be participating in the Divination Market at BloodMilk’s Sphinx and Snakeskin. Please visit us for a selection of Tarot and Oracle decks, hand selected crystals – with an emphasis on crystal balls not yet previewed online, and our complete collection of scents and hair glosses by Black […]

June Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

June Full Moon Tarotscopes Welcome to the Full Moon of June! It rises on June 17th in the sign of Sagittarius. This Full Moon is just before the Summer Solstice, so you may wish to honor both. June is the month of Pride, of Juneteeth. There is a feeling of resistance wrapped up in celebration. […]

BiCoastal Events: This Weekend in Los Angeles and Philadelphia

Our beloved bicoastal family is hosting two separate events this weekend in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles: Tonight, Friday, June 14 in Philadelphia is the BloodMilk Mourning Fair, hosting Moss Marchen, Pitt & Pendulum, Roses & Rue Antiques, Witch Fingers Antiques & Oddities, and a Polaroid Pop Up Booth from Pop Up Polaroid. You may […]

Hear Her Voice: The Only Known Recording of Frida’s Voice (Possibly)

This morning, I woke to a message linking me to the discovery of the what could be the only known recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. The recording was recently discovered in the pilot of “El Bachiller,” a 1955 radio show, which was featuring a profile of her husband, Diego Rivera, Mexico’s Department of Culture said […]

From the Archives: Elsa Lanchester, Herself. An Interview with Tom Blunt

It’s hard to know when imagery so striking, so wonderfully eerie, so utterly iconoclastic as the one presented by Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein, first becomes embedded in one’s memory. When was I not aware of this astonishing creature, this electric-tressed beauty, robed in ghostly whites and the most elegant bandages ever glimpsed […]

Post Mortem: May 2019

Ascend Ascend: New Work from Janaka Stucky in the Haute Macabre Library Stacked: March & April 2019 New Sponsor: Witching Hour Baby The Resurrection of Disco Witch Vintage: Vintage Occult Books Monster Queen And Unsung Horror Hero: The Life And Legacy Of Milicent Patrick In Mallory O’Meara’s The Lady From The Black Lagoon Relentless Doppelganger: […]

Haute Macabre Shop Restock Alert: Divination, Journals, and Crystals

A restock alert of some of our favorite divination decks and manifesting journals, along with new crystal spheres and palm stones: Labradorite Spheres and Palm Stones with beautiful inner glow & flash and extra large and glittery Garnet palm stones. Find everything featured here in the Haute Macabre Shop. The Supra Oracle and Guide Book: […]

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, […]

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 // […]

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 […]