2019 Weenies From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Weenie time, weenie time! It’s Weenie time at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! I think I can skip the preamble this year and get right into it. I mean, I could very well wax poetic about my love of autumn leaves and long, dark nights and bloody harvest moons and spooky Halloween feels, but I’m pretty […]

November Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener This Tuesday, November 12th, we greet our November Full Moon in the sign of Taurus. When the Moon is Full, it is opposite the sun. At this Full Moon, the planet Mercury, currently retrograde, is also opposite the Moon. Here, we think about the benefits of getting distance. […]

Haute Macabre Small Business Advertising Special

Our annual Small Business Advertising Special is now open for applicants! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabrefrom Black Friday until New Year’s Eve,be include a front page introduction post,& posted to our Social Media Profiles To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with:Your Shop Name and LinkYour PayPal or […]

Ask Arcanalogue: Advice from the Arcana

Dear Arcanalogue, I am a 38 year old woman, and in the past two months, there have been drastic changes in my life. I am living alone for the first time, and I am single — another first for my adult life. I don’t really know how to do this. I don’t know how to […]

How To Wear: 31 Days Of Spooky Attire

Sadly I did not engage in my annual tradition of watching one horror movie a day, every day during the month of October. I didn’t have the time! I’m so sorry! If you missed them in previous years, you can find my 31 Days of Horror in our archives for 2018 and 2017. I’m definitely […]

Red All Over: An Interview With Adam Nevill

Years ago, I read a horror book called The Ritual. I don’t remember how it crossed my path, though I do have a fondness for both wilderness spookers and Scandinavia — probably it was on a list of books compiled by someone I trusted, or maybe the Internet’s various algorithms simply delivered me to its […]

The Feral Feminine: An Interview With Kristen J. Sollee

When we discovered that Haute Macabre favorite Kristen J. Sollée’s follow-up to Witches, Sluts, Feminists was a book about cats — more specifically, about the connections between cats and women, the feline and the feminine — we eagerly awaited its release. Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine is out now from Weiser Books and during […]

Gothic Splendor

Gothic Splendor: Bergdorf Goodman by Douglas Little, commissioned for House and Garden Magazine h/t to Purevile for reminding me of Douglas’ beautiful displays

Library Thing: Grimoires & Guides

New additions and restocks now in the Haute Macabre shop. I would like to add a personal note to this offerings alert and say that it truly is an honor to carry these titles, alongside items already at home with us. These artists, writers, and witches that contribute their wisdom to the world and allow […]

Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell

The now turned cult classic (at least, priced as such) “Diableries” is releasing a second edition later this month – naturally, its street date falls on Halloween. Compiled by Brian May, Queen founding member turned astrophysicist, with Denis Pellering and Paula Richardson Fleming, both photo historians, the group has revitalised the nineteenth century French fascination […]

Obolus: Jamie Draven + Heather Gabel

BloodMilk Presents: Obolus. Original artwork by Jamie Draven and Heather Gabel at Sphinx and Snakeskin in Philadelphia, with an opening reception November 1 from 5-10pm.

Many Moons 2020 Lunar Planner Pre-Orders Now Open

Modern Women is thrilled to introduce the next installment in the Many Moons series, the Lunar Planner for 2020, available now to pre-order via Haute Macabre. I have personally been using the Many Moons workbooks and planners since 2017. They are incredible guides, and maps through my journey. I refer to them throughout the month […]

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 […]

An Ineffable Collection: Good Omens At Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab released the expansion to its 2007 Good Omens collection this past May, maybe a week or so before the television series was released on Amazon Prime and BBC Two– and it has taken me quite a while to compile my thoughts on this bustling commotion of scents. I can’t quite put my […]

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 // […]

“Whipping Waves”: Alice Auaa A/W 2019-2020

Alice Auaa is a dark couture house we have long loved here at Haute Macabre, having featured many of their fantastical, phantasmagorical runway shows and collections over the years. Avant-garde, romantic designs that deal in dualities such as beauty and decay, light and shadow, designer Yasutaka Funakoshi of Alice Auaa filters these concepts through a […]

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. […]

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 […]

DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB, A GUIDE (PART II)

DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB. Part enthusiast’s memoir and part course guide. BPAL Intermediate and Advanced Studies Read Part I  Apart from the general catalog of scents on The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab website, you will also find Limited Edition scents. I have read someone comment that they doubted “the BPAL fandom would be […]

DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB, A GUIDE

DARKLY DREAMING: BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB.Part enthusiast’s memoir and part course guide. As some people may remember where they were when a pivotal, life-changing occasion occurred, perhaps when a world leader was assassinated or something momentous happened in outerspace (I am editing these instances to keep it vague, I realize my original words make 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. […]

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 […]