Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Tarot Scents: The Empress

. Our first set of reviews for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s archetypal adventure and tarot-inspired collection, The Fool’s Journey, featured the master of ceremonies and consummate magus, The Magician. Today, our focus is The Daughter of Heaven and Earth, the Fruitful Mother of Thousands: The Empress. A soft figure of beauty and calm, in flowing robes of pomegranates […]

Lady Leather Fiend: Leia Churchel Of Lunation Leathers

I didn’t telephone my mother often while she was still living. One reason being that I don’t like to have phone conversations with anyone–even my own family–but the other is that a phone call to my mom usually resulted in her asking for some outrageous favor. A $1700 loan, never repaid. A precarious trip to […]

New Sponsor: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Miss Havisham’s Curiosities  Miss Havisham’s Curiosities is the brainchild of writer, Melissa Johnson. Melissa is descended from antique dealers, grew up at flea markets, and some say was even born at a garage sale. Her blog showcases decor, travel, and culture for all those with darker sensibilities. Her signature line of insult and fortune telling […]

Chelsea Wolfe’s The Culling Official Video

Today debuts Chelsea Wolfe’s “The Culling” from the album Hiss Spun, (released September 22, 2017 on Sargent House, and which we reviewed last year) This is the haunting stuff of your most spellbinding, swooniest dreams, and without a doubt, the most exquisite music video we’ve seen in a while. With creative direction and set design […]

Listen Closely, Hear Her Voice: Our Tarot

In late 2016, Sarah Shipman was inspired to combine her two of her favorite interests: Tarot and women’s history. Initially meant to be an art project just for her own enjoyment, she gradually warmed up to the idea of sharing it with the world. Eventually, Sarah launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation and […]

Would You Die For Love?

Dilara Findikoglu Wedding Love has no gender, no race, no limits As long as his wig wasn’t flat and his complexion not sunburn, he feared no battle For all men who have challenged the way in which society views marriage and sexuality. “Give us the right to our existence” For the women who wish to […]

Aspects of the Magician: Tarot Offerings From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that, though I grew up in a household steeped in the mysteries of the occult, and had all manner of mystical materials and esoteric knowledge at my fingertips, I spent most of my childhood at my late grandmother’s knee, primping pie crusts, dropping dumplings, and stirring steep, simmering […]

Beauty, Horror, And Glorious Puns: An Interview With Ghoulish Delights Bath Shop (and a discount code!)

If you are anything like me, the discovery of a complete stranger’s creative endeavor wherein your own various, divergent passions and fascinations intersect, is cause for much excitement and celebration. First, there’s the thrill in learning that yes–these weird enthusiasms somehow mysteriously combined to create a thing that now exists! And two–there is a kindred […]

How To Wear A New Home

  Ok, so not a literal new home. Maybe that title was a little click bait-y. I still live on the same block, in the same neighborhood, with the same old fellow behind us whose slobbery dog always escapes through an open window and somehow winds up at our front door looking for treats and […]

Dark Summer Fragrances From Solstice Scents

I have written before on how summer fragrances needn’t be sweetness and light and greasy coconut oil, green tea/cucumber-melon variants. Although, if that’s your thing–good for you, you’re in luck! Because there’s certainly a lot of that stuff to be found. If you’re not into it, well, you folks are in luck, too! For Solstice […]

New Sponsor: Lost Apostle

Introducing: Lost Apostle. Their humble beginnings began 11 years ago behind a market stall in East London. Now based in Montreal, James & Nadya, the duo behind Lost Apostle, have perfected their style with a strong presence in the alternative jewelry world. Take a walk on the wild side with Lost Apostle’s intricate skull collection; […]

Many Moons Workbook 2018 Volume 2

*Edited to Add : Many Moons is currently in stock and ready to ship at RitualCravt The second volume of the 2018 Many Moons workbook is available for order, to complete the year with all new content from July – December. This book contains recipes, spell working suggestions and advice, manifestation musings, Tarot Talk, and […]

BloodMilk: Spy Glass and Ritual Strands

Releasing tomorrow, Friday, May 25 at 3pm EST, are the newest designs from BloodMilk Jewels. The release will include an expansion of new ritual and mourning strands, and the introduction of snake themed spy glass necklaces and rings. As always, each new design is carefully constructed with painstaking precision and imbued with weighted meaning. BloodMilk […]

Aural Fixation April 2018

Sarah This has been a crazy month and so I haven’t really had available the time I normally spend with obsessing over new music, however, there are a handful of singles from some beloved artists that have dropped, and which I am super excited about! Mazzy Star for sleepy goth nap times, Florence and the […]

Helvak Spring Summer 2018

The new Spring / Summer 18 collection from Helvak is now available, and it’s everything I’ve been looking for in a summer wardrobe. Helvak uses breathable fabrics cut into flattering angles for a high-end yet wearable design. Included in the SS18 collection for the first time is a line of (vegan!) bags, sunglasses, and jewelry. […]