Waking Moon

Originally, I had intended this grouping of stones to be entitled “Persephone’s Ascent”, in a response to the last collection release. Those stones were grouped for the New Moon, the darkness, the mark of the beginning of longer nights and the steps down into the Underworld. That was just one half of a lunar cycle […]

“The Folklore of Halloween” Mini-Course from The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic (sponsored post)

“The Folklore of Halloween” Mini-Course from The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic is an online center for classes on fairy tales, folklore, and fantastic literature created in 2016. Its founders, Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman, both earned PhDs in English and Folklore from […]

October Full Moon Tarotscopes by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

October Full Moon Tarotscopes This October Full Moon comes to us on a Sunday in the sign of Aries. Themes of self, beginnings, identity, and fiery desire may come up for you around this time: what you want and why you want it—what you want and how you are going to get it. This October […]

October Events Calendar

October 4 – November 15, Chicago “Hidden In Her Hair” with artist Sophia Rapata a solo exhibition at Curly Tale Fine Art. View the show on the gallery website, open through November 15. October 24, Los Angeles WIZARDS, a group art at @shopcalledquest (located DTLA) on Oct 24th (Thursday) Featuring:@bosssdog // @crystalhabitats // @skip.class // @michaelchsiung // @killthegiant […]

Witching Hour Baby (Sponsored Post)

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 // […]

Apothecary: Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Pre-Orders Close Monday

Haute Macabre’s collection by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is now available for pre-orders in the Apothecary through this weekend. Each of the scents in the collection are an expression of an experience or emotion that I wish to share with you. I describe these to Beth, the perfumer alchemist at Black Phoenix, and she transforms […]

Stacked: September 2019

  Sarah I’ve been in the thick of it lately with deadlines on various projects and intensely fretting about that horrid hurricane that whirled in over Labor Day weekend, and which really disrupted life for a bit– but in the end, we weren’t as badly affected in Florida as we had been in the past. […]

Post Mortem: September 2019

Sarah Elizabeth’s Weekly Eyeball Fodder The Fabulous Impracticality of Karolina Laskowska New Sponsor: Only Freaks Turn Things Into Bones Manifesting Spirits: SÉANCE by Shannon Taggart September Full Moon Tarotscopes By Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Sarah Elizabeth’s Weekly Eyeball Fodder Shadow Guides: Black Galaxy Amethyst The Slutist Tarot, Cat Call, and Witches, Sluts, Feminists Apothecary: The Haute […]

Persephone’s Descent

Persephone’s Descent: Black Moonstone, Garnet, & Black Kyanite will be posted on the Haute Macabre IG feed & stories tomorrow { Monday, 09.30.19 } at 11AM CST. Pieces will include Black Moonstone & Garnet Spheres, various sized Black Moonstone Palm Stones, and Black Kyanite Fans. This collection of pieces is grouped together as an homage to […]

Soak in Your Sins: Mummies of Mexico City Bath Oil

New in the Haute Macabre Shop: Mummies of Mexico City Bath Oil, made exclusively for Haute Macabre by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Recline in pleasurable, tranquil languor, or bathe with intent to stimulate your senses or replenish your joy while utilizing this therapeutic oil, inspired by the underground crypt at the Museo de El Carmen […]

Ask Arcanalogue: Advice from the Arcana

Dear Arcanalogue, Congrats on beginning this column offering guidance and advice to Haute Macabre readers! I was wondering a few things, though: Who the hell do you think you are? Why should anyone come to you with their questions? And do you actually expect this endeavor to be successful?  Oh, and lastly: what advice do […]

For the Small and Large Undertaker of Tomorrow

The Vienna Funeral Museum gift shop (I will never get enough of cemetery or coroner’s office gift shops) offers Lego model funeral kits – eight sets custom designed to celebrate “the beautiful corpse“. The Viennese are said to have a special relationship with death. “The beautiful corpse” is not just a lavish funeral. It is also an […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]