Notes FromThe Pagan Otherworlds

Notes From The Pagan Otherworlds

The second edition of the Pagan Otherworlds Tarot companion book is now available, after the first pressing of 500 copies quickly sold out. Notes From The Pagan Otherworlds walks you through the artist’s interpretation of each of the 84 cards in the Pagan Otherworlds Tarot deck, with black and white plates of each card throughout. […]

Anatomy in Black

Anatomy In Black: Dazzling Drawings From Emily Evans

Emily Evans’ wondrous tome Anatomy in Black is a “sophisticated coffee table book for anatomy lovers,” which is to say it had my attention immediately. The book is a comprehensive anatomy text crafted in black and gold — it’s hard-bound, and features a built-in ribbon which the reader may use as a bookmark… or as a […]

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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 […]

The Aberdeen Bestiary - Folio 68v - De scitali serpente; Of the snake called scitalis. De anphivena; Of the anphivena. De ydro; Of the ydrus.

The Aberdeen Bestiary: Fantastical Stories & Illustrations From The Middle Ages

The Aberdeen Bestiary, housed since the 1600s in Scotland’s University of Aberdeen, is now available online, complete with dazzling high-res images, translations of the original Latin, and notes from the university team about the book’s construction. Aberdeen’s volume is an exquisite example of a bestiary, which was an anthology of moral fables and allegories popular […]

Morbid Curiosities

Morbid Curiosities: Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre

Morbid Curiosities by Paul Gambino captures the Collections of the Uncommon and the Bizarre of collectors that have filled their homes and lives with the macabre. For those of us whose mantles are covered in human remains, preserved specimens, and odd relics, it’s the Better Home and Gardens we have been waiting for. Morbid Curiosities features some of […]

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders

Since 2009, Atlas Obscura has been my go-to guide anytime I travel. The website is a never ending source of weird and wonderful destinations throughout the world, and I’ve spent many hours browsing through the catalogue of posts over the years. The recent release of the Atlas Obscura book has placed hundreds of these strange sights […]

Sabat Magazine: The Mother Issue

Sabat Magazine: The Mother Issue

The sophomore issue of Sabat Magazine is now available, dedicated to the growth of the Maiden into the Mother. What is mother? This second issue of Sabat tries to cast light on what is, to me, one of the most mysterious of female archetypes. Persistent in her duality, mother is vastness, Nature, a love unyielding and […]

Occult Activity Book Volume II

Occult Activity Book Volume II

The Occult Activity Book Volume Two picks up where its eerie predecessor ends and continues the reader’s extraordinary journey through mysteries of the unknown. Once again, find your happy place on the dark side while indulging your inner child with esoteric creative exercises: whether you’re soothing your demons with mindful coloring of fiendishly-rendered illustrations or […]

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Sabat Magazine: The Maiden Issue

Sabat Magazine’s Maiden Issue launched this spring, and within it editor Elisabeth Krohn explores witchcraft in our modern culture. We recognized many of the artists and writers featured from our own backlog of posts here on Haute Macabre, and welcomed the many friendly faces to the printed page. “In my 1990s fantasy, Witches are the quintessential cool-girls. […]

Occult Activity Book

Occult Activity Book

If the psychedelic designs and floral patterns aren’t hitting your marks in the recent releases of adult coloring books, The Occult Activity Book by S. Elizabeth and Becky Munich might be exactly what you’re looking for. This stunning new Occult Activity Book takes the reader on an eerie journey through mysteries of the unknown – […]

Drawing Blood: Molly Crabapple

Drawing Blood

“Art is hope against cynicism, creation against entropy,” she writes. “To make art is an act of both love and defiance.” If you’ve followed Haute Macabre for a long time now, you know that we are old admirers of Molly Crabapple. From founding the worldwide Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School parlors, posing alongside Erin and I on […]

Library of Souls: Miss  Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Library of Souls

Library of Souls, the third installment of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children is set to release next week, and Quirk Books is offering an incredible incentive to boost pre-orders: should 5,000 pre-orders be placed, each customer will receive an early access to the first 100 pages of the book, plus a sixteen month wall calendar! I’m […]

BloodMilk Book Club

BloodMilk Book Club

Over the past few years of our friendship, I’ve received more fantastic book recommendations that I can count from Jess Schnabel of BloodMilk Jewels. An avid an enthusiastic reader, Jess has a super sense for finding independent publishers and their marvelous writers that would have been otherwise overlooked or never mentioned in the masses of […]

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Stacked: The Gates of Janus

Feral House has added a truly unique edition to its already singular canon: the expanded paperback edition of Ian Brady’s The Gates of Janus.  Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’s crime spree in Britain in the 1960s shocked the nation. Torturing, sexually abusing, and murdering several children in what became known as the Moors Murders, the two […]