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 […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

“the sensibility of full roses” by @abreathinutopia // Cemal Eker “Never never land ” by @arianapapademetropoulos // Ariana Papademetropoulos “Communion” 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 “Far […]

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 […]

An Ethereal Menagerie: The Sculptures of Ellen Jewett

Intricate and grotesque, Ellen Jewett sculptures are constructed of an ever evolving process. Metamorphosing raw, non toxic material into theriomorphic forms, each piece is an expression of the delicate balance of nature. Find Ellen Jewett on Instagram // Portfolio // Etsy (and a previous post here on HM from 2014!) Each sculpture is handmade and […]

The Christmas Service of the Dead

S. Elizabeth: I initially wrote the following on Christmas eve, over a decade ago, but have since made an annual tradition of trotting out the creepy old chestnut to share with friends and kindred spirits. I cannot envision a more like-minded bunch with which to share a ghostly Christmas tale than my Haute Macabre family, […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@brookeshaden // Brooke Shaden @jeremyhush // Jeremy Hush “Keeper of Malady” by @christinamrozikart // Christina Mrozik “Viridity” by @annitamaslov // Annita Maslov @irinajoanne // Irina Joanne @tiffanyhsiang // Tiffany Hsiang @brokensundowns // Amy Haslehurst @misterfinchtextiles // Mister Finch Textiles

Black Moonstone Dreamers

Newly listed: a collection of Black Moonstone spheres, the conduits of the new moon, the High Priestess, here to usher in the energy for the upcoming new year / decade / era. The energy of the new moon is one of rest – a potential energy, one that plants the seeds for the rise of […]

Coaxing The Secrets From Her Hair: Twin Peaks VR

The owls are still not what they seem, but now you may coax out the secrets in her hair yourself: Twin Peaks VR is now available via Steam. Iconic locations from the show are included in this virtual (alternate?) reality, allowing players to immerse themselves in Red Room, Glastonbury Grove, Sheriff’s Department, Glass Box Observation […]

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 […]

Of the Heavens and Of the Earth, part II

These days, I need a constant check in with self to come back down to the ground. A reminder to be present, be focused, to pull my head out of the clouds and feel the physical earth under my feet, to know that I am in my own body, in my own space, in my […]

Aevum: An Improper Eternity

Aevum: the state between the timelessness of the gods and the existence of the mortal, an improper eternity. 13-year aged patchouli, incense smoke, burgundy tar oudh, teakwood, scorched driftwood, and clove.A limited edition imp blend by my beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab exclusively for Haute Macabre, our gift to you with every order placed in the Haute […]

December Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

December Full Moon: Mirrors Are All Around You  The December Full Moon, the last Full Moon of the year, will take place Wednesday evening to Thursday, depending on your time zone. This Full Moon is in Gemini. This Moon, all over the world, has been called many things by many different people: it is the […]

Stacked: November 2019

Maika Although it hasn’t stopped me from adding new books to my stacks, I spent November in deep in Discworld comfort rereading mode. My go-to comfort read, literary BFF, and annual reread no matter my state of mind is Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, co-written by Terry Pratchett and […]

Of the Heavens and of the Earth, part I: Sericho Meteorite

Fallen to the Earth from the actual, literal heavens, Sericho Meteorite is a gift from above. Discovered in Kenya, these are considered “Pallasite” meteorites – comprised of nickel and iron, dotted with olivine crystals. Handling extraterrestrial beings leaves me with a sense of physical weightlessness, a trance-like state. I find myself dreamy, aware of a […]

Macabre Muse: Debbie Deitering

If you perused our weekly eyeball fodder earlier this week, you may have caught glimpse of the image above, a mysterious photo that has haunted me for years and for which I was requesting assistance in discovering its origins. I was certain that an Haute Macabre reader had seen this over the years and knew […]