Fire (POZAR): New From David Lynch

From David Lynch to you, Fire (POZAR).  I always feel slightly unnerved after watching any David Lynch production, so this short animated clip with a score performed by the panic attack inducing Penderecki String Quartet wasn’t any different.  via IndieWire

May 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

May 2020 Full Moon Tarotscopes We’ve reached the 5th Full Moon of the year. No matter your circumstance, you will be able to feel this energy. Full Moons can act as portals, and this one is no different. This Full Moon is Vesak, or Wesak: an important Buddhist holiday. It commemorates the birth, the enlightenment, […]

The Mutter Museum Virtual Tour

The Mutter Museum has virtually opened its doors to us while it is closed due to 2020 being an utter shitshow with a tour of its exhibitions, hosted by curator Anna Dhody. Photography is not permitted inside the museum, so this is an incredible opportunity to view some highlights of its collection. The Mutter Virtual […]

Post Mortem: March / April 2020

How To Wear A Chanel Scarf Intimate and beautiful images of Frida Kahlo bedridden. March Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener Underworld Guides: Garnet Stacked: February 2020 A Trip to the Star: Tourmalated Quartz Spheres, Onyx Pyramids Weekly Eyeball Fodder The Art Of The Occult Ecstatic Nightmares: Exploring the astral and alien with Camille […]

15 Minutes of ‘Fume

While our Black Phoenix family has been in quarantine, Tom and Galen (the BPAL social media dream team), have been putting together these amazing “15 Minutes of Fume” videos reviewing some of the BPAL scents. Today, they posted the newest edition, featuring a selection of the HM collection: the og Signature Scent, As Above, So […]

Totality Poetry Contest

While we are all sheltering in place, our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has launched a poetry submission contest with entries inspired by the scent or the concept of Haute Macabre’s Totality: “The splendor and terror of Totality: an abyss of black patchouli, tabac, burgundy pitch, smoky frankincense, and black fig surrounded by a glowing […]

Lunar Phases, Drops of Blood, and Bacchus’ Wine in the Haute Macabre Shop

New crystal beings have been added to the Haute Macabre Shop over the recent days: Moonstone, Carnelian, Amethyst, and Star Rubies. Lunar Phases: Moonstone Spheres Keeper of the mysteries and protectors of travelers, Moonstone is an important crystal for those embarking on new journeys and identifying cycles and current phases of life, much like the […]

Virtually Tour the Weird and Wonderful

To help relieve our collective cabin fever, these fascinating places, currently closed indefinitely, have virtual tours available online. The Winchester Mystery House The Paris Catacombs Faces of Frida Inside the circle at Stonehenge King Arthur’s Tintagel Castle Bran Castle: Bram Stoker’s inspiration for Dracula’s Castle, where Vlad the Impaler may have been imprisoned at one […]

Solstice Scents Spring 2020 Collection

Founded in Florida in 2004, and inspired by the lush wild life and rich natural wonders of their local Gainesville area, as well as an interest in handcrafted holistic remedies, Solstice Scents originally offered scented apothecary items such as soap, lotion, salts, candles, body oil, loose hand blended incense powders, and dream pillows. Since that time, […]

Crystal Bar Soap: New in the Haute Macabre Shop

New in the Haute Macabre Shop: a selection of beautiful bath products from Crystal Bar Soap. Each handmade, 100% vegan soap and body butter is embedded with an intentional crystal to give you an energetic boost while indulging in your self-care and cleansing routines. The Crystal Bar Soap Body Butters are my new holy grail […]

April Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Embodying the Unknown: April Full Moon Here we all are, at a very potent Full Moon. It is the fourth Full Moon of the year, in the fourth month. The number four is associated with stability, building, and finding safe ground. Some of us will be seeking a space of solace. Some of us may […]

From the Archives: Stacked Poetry for World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day, and Haute Macabre writers would like to share with you this post from a few years back of some of our favorite poets and collections. Sarah: A River Of Stars, Yosano Akiko.  This is my go-to, treasured book of beloved poetry. I tell anyone that if they really want to […]

Ecstatic Nightmares: Exploring the astral and alien with Camille Rose Garcia in her new illustrated novel

Janaka Stucky is a poet, performer, and publisher whose latest book, Ascend Ascend, is now available from Third Man Records & Books. Find him at janakastucky.com and on Instagram. Camille Rose Garcia’s surreal, narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales and candy-bright landscapes established her as a seminal artist in the LA lowbrow movement. Her work has been displayed […]

A Trip to the Star: Tourmalated Quartz Spheres, Onyx Pyramids

We are not out of the shadows.  I say this not only as a metaphor: the nights still have a bite in the darkness, the air in my bayou has a wet coldness that sweeps around you.  This week has been a liminal one, transitory. We experience the full moon in Virgo, an ally in […]

Underworld Guides

I have found myself in constant travels to and fro the underworld this season, walking darkened paths I thought I had long left behind. Garnet protects and deflects while on these journeys, protecting you from not only your external enemies, but the enemy you can create within those dark hours. Named after the Latin word […]

March Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

March Full Moon Tarotscopes: Rooted & Resourced  On Monday, March 9th, we welcome our only Full Moon of the month. The Moon is in the sign of Virgo—tender of the hearth and temple, protector of our own sovereignty—at 19 degrees. Little things become big things; tiny sparks become life-giving warmth over time.  This Full Moon […]

Intimate and beautiful images of Frida Kahlo bedridden.

Intimate and beautiful images of Frida Kahlo bedridden. At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. I […]

Post Mortem: February 2020

Only You Exist: Adipocere at Beinart Gallery Stacked: January 2020 February Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener: Rebalance & Recalibration Weekly Eyeball Fodder Burning the Bear: Dumortierite, Mystic Merlinite, Septarian Ask Arcanalogue Weekly Eyeball Fodder Moonbeaming: The Online Workshop How To Wear A Chanel Scarf

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]