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 […]

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 […]

NARRE TOD, MEIN SPIELGESELL

Narre Tod, Mein Spielgesell Fool Death, My Playmate Franz Fiedler, 1922

An Obscurum Of Secrets: The Lost Art Of Robin Isely

I had, for a time, sadly shelved the idea of a feature on digital collage artist Robin Isely, aka sliplead. I first mentioned this artist in my 2017 Needful Things roundup and I was immensely thrilled at the opportunity to connect with them for an interview, but unfortunately, their gorgeous Tumblr-hosted gallery–an obscurum of secrets, elusive […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Lines of Enchantment” by @masks_of_the_moon // Brynna Levine “In the Dead of Night” by @mynameistran // Tran Nguyen “A Dance in the Lepidoptera Room, 1911” by @benzandchang // Dave Benz “Through the Never” by @gailpotocki // Gail Potocki “Swarms and Swallows” by @jakemessing // Jake Messing “Keeper Of The Lilies” by @studio.sheridansart // Laura Sheridan […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“The Eye Thief” by @i_justdraw // Allen Williams   @helenaether // Helena Aguilar Mayans   “Waxing” by @light_witch // Courtney Brooke   “Cosmic Venus Bloom” by @yinshadowz // Meagan Boyd   “femme fleur” by @_ofresia // monica merlo   “Dutch III” by @lindseycarrart // Lindsey Carr   “Elected” by @_grave_witness_ // Stuart Holland   Bonus […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Fabulous Impracticality of Karolina Laskowska

Lingerie has long been an obsession of mine. As a child, it seemed a quintessentially adult thing that would welcome me into a strange world of autonomy and responsibility. I pictured myself in my first apartment, surrounded by books and hosting lavish dinner parties, draped in layers of silk robes or wearing nothing but a […]

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 […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Querent” by @sydbeeart // Syd Bee   @magpie.rodgers // Meagan Magpie Rodgers   “Amare II” by @mjgs17 // Mariajosé Gallardo   “Young Yaga” by @twistedmatter // Nadezda   @hakannedjat // Hakannedjat   “Totems” by @laurenmarxart // Lauren Marx   “City of Earthly Delights” by @moon_patrol // Moon Patrol  

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.

A Look Back At Crimson Peak Fragrances From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

WOW. We’re coming up on almost four years since Crimson Peak was released in all its gothic glory, and along with it, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s accompanying collection of spellbindingly immersive scents and accessories. I had written of my thoughts for this collection at that time, but in the following years, the reviews sadly became […]

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.

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

Sarah Elizabeth’s carousel of inspiration. Follow her on Instagram @ghoulnextdoor. @jmalkova // Julia Malkova   “Captured” by @_virginia_mori_ // Virginia Mori   “The Find” (cropped) by @karilise // Kari-lise Alexander   “Leda and the Swan” by @darla_tea // Darla Teagarden   @majaeglicollages // Maja Egli   @myr.illustration // Myriam Wares   @nightjarillustration // Adam Burke […]

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 […]

Bury Us Beneath Occult Books: The Ritman Library Digitized

This drear, accursed masonry, Where even the welcome daylight strains But duskily through the painted panes. Hemmed in by many a toppling heap Of books worm-eaten, gray with dust, Which to the vaulted ceiling creep. –Goethe, Faust, Part One Located in Amsterdam, The Ritman Library, aka the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, is a private library housing […]

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 […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

For the past year or so over in my Instagram stories, I’ve been sharing a collection of the art that tickles my eyeballs. Usually on a nightly basis, although sometimes I do get a little lazy about it. It’s a “semi-regular” thing at this point, I suppose you might say. I think this urge to […]