Night Time Routines & Rituals For Sleep Seekers And Dream Gazers

If I were to wait for someone to ask, “oh, Sarah, won’t you divulge your bedtime routine and rituals to us?” Well, I imagine I would be waiting a very long time indeed because unfortunately, no one ever asks me those kinds of questions. But I do enjoy talking about all things bed and sleep and dream-related, so […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moonbeaming

This March-April online course from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener aims to enhance your personal magical practice, and specifically introduce and immerse you into living with the cycles of the Moon. The class begins March 9th and ends April 13th. This is the only time in 2020 this class will be offered. The Moonbeaming Online Course will […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@how_many_ghosts // Maika “When Night Comes” by @nonalimmen // Nona Limmen  @samyongart // Sam Yong  “Healing Flower” by @kathleenlolley // Kathleen Lolley  “Midnight Confidante” by @babswebb // Babs Webb  “Soul” by @lauramakabresku //  Laura Makabresku  “Scarlet Ibis and Poppies” by @jeszika_levye // Jeszika Le Vye  “The High Priestess” by @sevenspikestudio // Carla Cury @jmalkova // Julia Malkova “The Apothecary” by […]

Ask Arcanalogue

Hello Arcanalogue!  I’m at the stage in my practice where I’ve learned enough to start reading cards for other people, and so far it’s been wonderful. Except! I admit to being really nervous about turning over cards like The Tower and the Ten of Swords… lots of the Swords actually. Like the thought makes me […]

Burning the Bear: Dumortierite, Mystic Merlinite, Septarian

It has been a season of self-healing: discovering and defining self worth, awakening and accepting who and what I am, where I am, and why I am. This encompasses boundaries that I had previously ignored, an inner voice I had been silencing when she wanted to speak out loud, a standing stagnation of the soul. […]

Post Mortem: January 2020

The Now Smash of Style Stacked: S. Elizabeth’s Post Mortem Stacked 2019: Maika’s Post Mortem January Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Lifting the Veils: Spiderweb and Midnight Lace Obsidian Weekly Eyeball Fodder The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914) Twelve Days Of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Yule Scents The Magician’s Tools: Labradorite, Garnierite, Quartz, […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@your_____horror // Nina Ippolitova @andimacka // Andi Soto “Corvus Corax” by @hookieduke // Erica Williams @makura03ma Collaboration between @alexeckmanlawn and @thatchinesekid @qta3 // Q-TA @eugenia_shchukina // Eugenia Shchukina @dongjianhua_art // Dong Jianhua @mheldillustration // Maryann Held “Never Die” by @bradwoodfin // Brad Woodfin

Stacked: January 2020

Sarah A Girl Goes Into The Forest by Peg Alford Pursell. A collection of brief, luminous stories; experimental explorations between daughters, wives, and husbands, that even when they didn’t land perfectly… affected me on a level of understanding that I think exists within me but has not been activated yet and might never be. Pursell evokes […]

Only You Exist: Adipocere at Beinart Gallery

Greetings from the other side of the longest January ever. We here at Haute Macabre are forever swooning over the hushed and haunting needlework of Adipocere. And, while I can’t say that I’m no longer in a funk now that EndlessJanuary is over, my spirits brightened considerably when I learned that our favorite Melbourne-based embroidery […]

How To Wear The Starless Sea

Two weeks ago I finished The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern’s long-awaited second novel, and to be painfully honest with you, I still haven’t been able to properly parse my thoughts about it. I am not certain that I even want to try. Which is not to say that I did not enjoy this heady tale, […]

Sarah’s 2019 Reflections And Autumn/Winter Needful Things

2019 was a year of work. For putting in the work, yes, for sure–but also for seeing many years’ worth of work recognized. It was the year that I finally began to cumulatively take my health seriously, and actually saw some results. I began seeing a therapist regularly, I visited the dentist (it had been […]

Totality: New Exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab for Haute Macabre

The Haute Macabre Apothecary is now accepting pre-orders for our exclusive collection of fragrances and hair glosses by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, with the addition of a brand new set: Totality. Pre-Orders will be open now through February 11 in the Haute Macabre Apothecary. PLEASE READ: This is a pre-order sale, open through 02.11.20. Orders […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“the sensibility of full roses” by @abreathinutopia // Cemal Eker “Never never land ” by @arianapapademetropoulos // Ariana Papademetropoulos “Communion” (crop) by @lane.draws // Lane Brown Book cover crop for Horrid by @mynameistran // Tran Nguyen “Opera (Act I) by @randyortizdtd // Randy Ortiz @artofigorkrstic // Igor Krstic “Mary Anning’s Oracle” by @aaronhorkey // Aaron Horkey […]

Boys for Pele II: Carnelian, Fire Quartz

Last winter, I spoke about an apathy, a sense of a cold void. I realize this is a cyclical mood, I would go so far to say even a seasonal affectation. These offerings are meant to quell these feelings of disconnection and discontent, for a physical and psychic awakening out of the slumber of the […]

Beauty Eternalized: Christopher Marley’s Exquisite Creatures

I recently paid a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in order to experience Exquisite Creatures, an astonishingly beautiful exhibit that’s as much as work of science as it is a work of art, created by by Oregon-based artist and naturalist Christopher Marley. But first, a brief aside about myself and beauty: […]

In Rooms

New Orleans photographer Brittany Markert’s portfolio book’s crowdfunding campaign ends in a few short hours via IndieGoGo. In Rooms Portfolio Book includes 22 prints from 2014-2019 including 19 of the artist’s favorite images from Sold Out Vol. I & II, 3 unpublished prints, 6 unpublished Self Portrait Diary Prints paired with excerpts from 4 interviews & handwritten […]

Eternity Through A Needle’s Eye: The Embroidered Art Of Moonflesh

Embroidery is not for the impatient. Those tiny stitches, painstaking and precise, individually add up to a practice and a pastime that quite literally passes a lot of time. I tried it myself nearly a decade ago, and it took me all day–probably 6 hours total–just to stitch seven words. Web weaving textile artist Lyla […]

The Magician’s Tools: Labradorite, Garnierite, Quartz, and Blue Apatite

It is winter. Each day feels fleeting, each night almost excessively long.  Although I live in a moderate climate, borderline tropical, I have been feeling the ache of the season. The silent stirring of buried discontent, a melancholy tug in my bones, reaching out for something just out of reach. I seek solace in my […]

Twelve Days Of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Yule Scents

DAY ONE: Jólabókaflóðið A dribble of candle wax, distant hearth-smoke, a fleck of chocolate Yule log on a thick wool sweater, and aged, yellowing paper bound by well-loved leather that has passed through many gentle hands. When I first heard of it, I immediately loved the idea of this Icelandic tradition of the year-end “book […]

The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

A selection of the most beautiful book covers from 1820-1914, via the Public Domain Review. Inspired by rising literacy rates and advancing technologies, the nineteenth century saw the book transform from a largely hand-made object to a mass-produced product. In this new environment the book cover took on added importance: it was no longer merely […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“Secrets Garden” by @mel.odom // Mel Odom “The Blooming” by @susanjamison // Susan Jamison “Spiderwebs” by @catrin_welzstein // Catrin Welz-Stein “The Last Unicorn” porcelain doll by @marinabychkova // Marina Bychkova “The Watcher” by @alexkuno // Alex Kuno “Aesthetic and Artifice” by @martinwittfooth // Martin Wittfooth “Albino Owl” by @lukehillestad // Luke Hillstad “Harvest” by @venomous_swan […]

Lifting the Veils: Spiderweb and Midnight Lace Obsidian

Two rare forms of obsidian, Midnight Lace and Spiderweb, are now live in the Haute Macabre Shop. Video previews are available on the Haute Macabre Instagram with links. As with all obsidian, these are both psychic weapons, although not as aggressive as their black void relatives.   Midnight Lace Obsidian Palm Stones Sharing the protective […]

January Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

January Lunar Eclipse: Cultivating Care, Cultivating Resilience  The Secular New Year starts out with a Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer on January 10th. Emotions will be heightened, nervous systems could be deregulated, and much will come up to the surface. This is a Lunar Eclipse for care. Take care of yourself and what […]

Stacked 2019: Maika’s Post Mortem

Surprising no one who knows me well, I had a difficult time selecting a list of favorite reads for 2019. Some titles immediately sprang to mind, but there was fierce competition among others to be included while not letting this list grow unreasonably long. I read so many outstanding collections of short stories last year, […]

Stacked: S. Elizabeth’s Post Mortem

The featured image for this post is a current shelfie from my reading parlor because a sizable percentage of the books I wrote about this year were library books, and as I wish to remain a library card-holder in good standing, they were all returned long ago and could not pose for a collective glamor […]

The Now Smash of Style

The Now Smash Of StyleVogue Italia May 09Photo : Craig McDeanModels : Magdalena Frackowiak, Eniko Mihalik, Jourdan Dunn, Evelina Mambetova, and Suzie Bird From the Haute Macabre archives, published here in 05.09

Post-Mortem: December 2019

Eternal and Divinatory Objects: Tarot, Crystal, & Library Update Macabre Muse: Debbie Deitering Of the Heavens and of the Earth, part I: Sericho Meteorite Stacked: November 2019 When The Void Whispers Through The Keyhole: An Interview With Jordan Shiveley of Dread Singles December Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Aevum: An Improper Eternity Of […]

Ask Arcanalogue

Ask Arcanalogue: the monthly Tarot advice column from Tom Blunt. Want to submit your query? You may do so by emailing your question directly to arcanalogue@gmail.com. Dearest Arcanalogue, I’m coming up on my one year anniversary of going on hormones, and I’m having surprisingly mixed feelings.  On the one hand going on hormones has been […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

OK. So I thought last week’s gallery was to be the last of the eyeball fodder for 2019, but then something slightly sad and somewhat unexpected happened, and I re-evaluated. To make a long story short, 8tracks, a website I’ve been using for over a decade to create “mixtapes,” or playlists, or whatever you want […]