Haute Macabre Staff Favorites: Tarot Decks

In assessing our last year’s worth of posts alone, it occurred to us, that damn, we sure write about the tarot a lot. From the divinatory drama of tarot-inspired couture to fragrant interpretations of archetypes of the major arcana to Tarotscopes brimming with energies and inspiration for our readers, one might surmise that we’re a little […]

Tarotscopes for the August Full Moon by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Tarotscopes for the August Full Moon On the 25th and 26th depending on your time zone, we celebrate a Full Moon: time for harvesting, embodying, invoking, and making magic. Build an altar to the past to honor it all, then say goodbye. Or build an altar to the present you, to celebrate your tender resilience. […]

The Starman Tarot

Albeit more colorful than possibly anything we’ve ever posted to Haute Macabre, artist Davide De Angelis’ Starman Tarot is a blacklight worthy deck of cards, inspired by the work he did with David Bowie for the Outside and Earthling albums. De Angelis was compelled to complete the erotically psychedelic set of Tarot cards after Bowie’s […]

Tarotscopes for the July Eclipse by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Please welcome Sarah Faith Gottesdiener as a new Haute Macabre contributor! Sarah is the author and publisher of the Many Moons Workbook series, professional Tarot reader, artist, and teacher. Learn more about her in an in depth interview with her here on Haute Macabre, and continue reading here for your July Lunar Eclipse Tarotscopes. Tarotscopes […]

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 […]

New Sponsor: Mystic Medusa

Please welcome our newest sponsor: Mystic Medusa Awesome astrology blog with super on point horoscopes, an amazingly accurate online Oracle, year ahead astrological scheduler and 12 Card Instant Tarot Read. Influences include; Minimalism, Anti-Fragile, Esther Harding/Jung, the Schumann Resonance/Solfreggio Frequency, Geomancy/Feng Shui, JG Ballard, Reishi, Dark Matter, Chaos Magic, Ancient Roman & Norse mythology, Hare/Trickster. […]

Supra, The Hidden Path of an Oracle

Supra: The Hidden Path of the Oracle, upcoming from art and design studio Uusi, who brought us the beautiful Pagan Otherworlds Tarot deck not long ago. “Supra” is an oracle deck loosely based on Jungian psychology and how it mingled with Gnosticism. We loved the melding of physics, psyche and ancient knowledge in Jung’s practice […]

Seeing Stars With Mystic Medusa

I don’t believe in much of anything, to be honest. God or Satan? Nope. The afterlife? Eh, mostly no. Human kindness and decency? The jury’s still out on that one, but I suppose can sometimes be surprised. But divining my daily life choices and long term plans via the cosmic dance of the stars and […]

Illuminating The Many Moons Workbook with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is a many-armed goddess and magical warrior woman who must have a to-do list of epic proportions. She is a designer, art director, and artist whose artwork and design is based in the spiritual, feminist, and mystical. She teaches workshops pertaining to tarot and moonbeaming (connecting with and working with the power of different […]

A Final Look At Sabat Magazine: The Crone Issue

The Crone issue, the final chapter in Sabat Magazine’s life cycle, arrived in my mailbox this weekend.  The timing is interesting; I’ve been reflecting often lately on this ancient archetype, ruminating on a chapter in my own life that has recently ended, with the loss of my own beloved crone, my 96 year old grandmother and family […]

Expedition Report: Viktor Wynd’s Wunderpunk Cabinet of Curiosities

At a glance, The Last Tuesday Society may look like a petite, old-timey bar, with jaunty white motifs snaking across a black facade, but passersby should look again: the motifs are actual snakes and trees bearing fantastic fruit. High above the window looking out on Mare street in East London’s Hackney neighborhood is a sign […]

“The Demonologist” Author Sues Conjuring Films Because Demons Aren’t Real

Husband-and-wife duo Ed and Lorraine Warren founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 and went on to author numerous books about spirit activity, often speaking to packed crowds at universities and lecture halls. Many of the hauntings they claim to have witnessed are ghost story classics: the Warrens were some of the first […]

There’s A Star Man Waiting in the Sky: The David Bowie Tarot

Because one can never have enough Tarot decks: The David Bowie Tarot by The Shoggoth Assembly on Etsy was originally funded by a KickStarter campaign, and is now a permanent item in their shop. Using a mix of Bowie’s different personas and character portrayals for the Major Arcana and featuring a Bowie era for each […]

Adventures in Demonology with Vincent Price

Listen to the Vincent Price’s soothing voice on this spoken word album, “Witchcraft – Magic: An Adventure in Demonology“. Nearly two hours in length, Price weaves tales of the history and workings of the occult, including Hitler’s obsessions with witchcraft, the gory details of the persecutions of witches throughout the ages, and then into step […]

Slow Holler Tarot Deck: Queer + Southern Artists Re-Imagine The Arcana

I’ll admit that tarot has never been one of my favorite mediums for art or divination, somewhat because divination as a whole gives me anxiety but mostly because the gender symbolism in the arcana has always felt incredibly constricting, a word I don’t particularly want to associate with my future. Thankfully, Slow Holler is here […]

Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is located in the village of Boscastle in Cornwall, South West England. Founded in 1951 by English folk magician Cecil Williamson, the museum houses what is widely considered to be the world’s largest collection of objects related to folk magic, ceremonial magic, Freemasonry, and Wicca. Needless to say, we would all love to […]

Anatomical Tarot

I must be subconsciously sending out “Give Me All The Tarot Decks” messages into the world, because I feel like every time I turn my computer on, there’s at least one deck that catches my eye (and I’m not even actively looking). The Antique Anatomy deck is currently available to *pre-order from Black and the […]

Flowers From the Dead: An Animal Bones Divination Deck

Descending from a line of spiritualist and tarot readers, The Flowers From The Dead divination deck was created by Seattle artist Misha Huntting. “A little about my process and intent with the Flowers From the Dead deck: I’ve created one other deck called the American Obscura which was printed about 5 years ago. I loved making […]

The Witchery Oracle

Over a year in the making, our favorite Witch has released her own Oracle Cards. Based off of the 36 card Petite Lenormand Cartomancy, each card in The Witchery Oracle was created with love. Photographed entirely by The Witch herself, save for the Rider Card, each card has a significance for divination or a meditation. […]

Spectralities

Rik Garrett has launched his new video series, Spectralities, exploring the historical exchange between art, science, and the occult. Episode 0 starts the series with an introduction to the foundations of Spiritualism, and explains how The Fox Sisters of New York started a religious movement with their alleged communications with the spirits. The Morbid Anatomy Museum […]

Haute Macabre Planchettes Now In the Shop

What do the spirits have to say to you? Limited edition Haute Macabre Planchettes, handmade by Fiendies, available now in the Haute Macabre Shop. Each full sized Planchette has been engraved and hand painted on Blackened Baltic Birch, polished to a satin finish and inlaid with a magnifying glass. Measuring 3.25 inches wide by 4.75 […]

Future Corpse

The Order of the Good Death have announced their Death Salon events for 2015: the first coming this spring at The Getty Villa in Los Angeles, on April 26, and the second, two day event at The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia on October 5 & 6. Not familiar with The Order of the Good Death […]

Spin the Dial

  Vintage 1960s Occult Pocket Watches on The Witchery. Ask your question, spin the winder and the dial will land on your answer. So much cooler than a Magic 8 Ball.  

Etsy Shop of the Week :: DruidessArt Eye of a Druiddess

“My paintings are deeply connected with the unnamed voice of nature and the divine feminine.” This week’s Etsy Shop of the Week features the beautiful and deeply meaningful artwork and prints by A. Calle-Cook‘s Eye of the Druiddess. My work is the result of my Journey through ancient myths, archetypes, and my deep love for nature. […]

The Mystic Asylum

The little witches created by The Mystic Asylum are so delicate and fair, so curious and all knowing. The tiny souls are a “fusion of personal experiences and influences – moody atmospheres, Victorian-inspired couture, and timeless elements all laced with clandestine symbolism.” Collect your own coven at The Mystic Asylum’s Etsy Shop, and follow her […]

New Advertiser :: Fiendies

Please welcome our newest advertiser, Fiendies! The Keepers of Curious Design – the duo that is Enchanted Rumors bring you the mysterious collection that is Fiendies! Combining their obsession with darkness and a little help from their supernatural time machine, they have unearthed an ancient crystal mine with many untold mysteries. Go explore with them […]

Heavy Metal Vomit Party :: The Goetia

I have spied the lovely Kaiti Fink, creatress behind Heavy Metal Vomit Party, out and about in New Orleans, but have not yet been formally introduced. I plan on changing that promptly, as I would love to pick her brain and hear about her new collection inspired by the sigils and totems of The Goetia […]

Witchery Way Anniversary Sale

Our favorite Witch is having a sale to celebrate the one year anniversary of her shop. Use code WITCHED at checkout to receive 20% off at TheWitchery.Ca until June 9!

Death + Taxes Ad Week :: The Witchery

The Witchery is run by a practicing hedgewitch with a dash of southern style hoodoo influences. Mesmerized by herbs, religious iconography, and the Dead, the Witch is a lover of low magick who enjoys helping you find exactly the perfect incense, sachet powder or spell kit to draw the intent and energy you are seeking. […]