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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]