June 2020 Lunar Eclipse Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

June 2020 Lunar Eclipse 2020 Eclipse season begins with a partial Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5th. Eclipses are timeline portals. Lunar Eclipses bring up the past so that we can attend to it differently in the present moment. In doing so, patterns change. Right now, this is especially true collectively. All of us […]

Surrealist Décor And Tiny Secret Drawers: Dali Burning Giraffe Woman Sculpture

“Man is full of secret drawers, only to be opened by psychoanalysis.” I’m rather tongue-tied and overcome in gazing the delicate marvel of this small but wonderfully expressive statue from the Parastone Museum 3D Collection, inspired by Salvadore Dali’s 1937 painting, The Burning Giraffe. The sculpture’s tiny drawers aren’t functional of, course, but I’m envisioning […]

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

We Are The (Funko POP!) Weirdos, Mister

Times are weird, man. To be frank, they’re pretty lousy. And though natural witch Sarah Bailey, troubled, warns crazed coven leader Nancy Downs in our beloved, witchy cinematic 90s nostalgia-fest The Craft, “nothing makes everything all better again”…wouldn’t you agree that an uncanny quartet of empowered teen witches for your collectibles shelf might make everything…just […]

Sarah’s Needful Things: Quarantine Edition

In spending so much time at home–and I already spent 90% of my time at home!–I’m really learning to appreciate the mundane, boring stuff that has been contributing to making my days feel “normal;” those ubiquitous, maybe invisible items that you don’t give a second thought to because they are so ingrained in your daily […]

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 […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab 2020 Lupercalia Reviews, Part Two

Time remains profoundly out of joint for all of us right now, but the fact that you can find the Lupercalia scents still available for purchase at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is no wibbly-wobbly, time-wimey temporal tricksyness! Your eyes do not deceive you and as of this writing, I believe that these scents will indeed […]

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 […]

Stacked March 2020

Sarah I don’t know about you all but I am having the worst time concentrating on my reading right now. I pick up a book, read the same sentence twenty times, scroll through my phone, sigh moodily, stare out the window. Lose my place, forget what I’ve read. Repeat. I have managed to finish a […]

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 […]

Immersed In Fantastical Creations: An Interview With Our Widow

Not to sound tone-deaf–I realize we are all experiencing these strange times quite differently, and we are coping with them in our own ways–but for me, at least, I am finding that diving headfirst into my obsessions is alleviating at least some of my anxiety, as well as that vexing tendency toward distraction, and lack […]

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 […]

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab 2020 Lupercalia Reviews, Part One

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab released their annual smutty smorgasbord of Lupercalia and Shunga scents back in February, but no worries if you haven’t yet greedily grabbed a handful of this year’s shamelessly salacious scents! According to the folks at BPAL, “due to the current rippling of global infrastructure,” these prurient perfume oils, hedonistic hair glosses, […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@despainart // Brian Despain @artofyayu // Yayu @stanleyunlimited // Stanley Gonczanski @ debishapirophotography // Debi Shapiro @zeinz_ // zein @esao // Esao Andrews @zakuroaoyama // Zakuro Aoyama @hiddenvelvet // Hidden Velvet “Psychopomp IV” by @rivuletpaper // Lily Seika Jones “Time Regained: Hand with Proust and Forget Me Nots” by @fatimaronquillostudio // Fatima Ronquillo

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 […]

La Femme Pendu Presents Absolute Horror

In the fall of 2019 we had the unholy pleasure of having interviewed the enigmatic La Femme Pendu to learn more of the mysterious inspirations she sang of her in her four-song demo album, All Of Them Witches. This spring equinox we are thrilled to share that her full-length album, Absolute Horror (completed on a […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Wear A Chanel Scarf

The full title of this post is actually How To Wear A Beautiful But Virtually Unobtainable Chanel Vanitas Scarf That I Stumbled Upon While I Was Noodling Around Online In A Brain-Fog On A Sunday Afternoon When I Had A Really Dreadful Cold, but I guess you can see why a title so onerous and pitiful […]

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 […]