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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eternal and Divinatory Objects: Tarot, Crystal, & Library Update

A brief update on divination, hand held crystals, and the Haute Macabre library’s new offerings and restocks, all available now and ready to ship. I am currently working on our next large crystal release, which will include a special selection of Sericho Meteorite slabs, something I am eager to share with you all. In depth […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

I’m forcing myself to dial back the feverish intensity for this week’s eyeball fodder because I absolutely do not want to come across as an unyielding tyrant and I don’t want to be off-putting or self-righteously sanctimonious or an annoying know-it-all. I don’t want to be any of those things and yet I am afraid […]

Haute Macabre Small Business Special: Meet the Sponsors 2019 edition

Apatico APATICO is a fashion line by artist & designer Megan Bishop (MCAD BFA, Illustration, 2006).  After years of fancy millinery work, Apatico branched out into harnesses and accessories using PVC and leather.  Each piece is designed and made by hand in her Seattle studio with an emphasis on great design, unique materials, attention to detail, and fit.  […]

Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

Please welcome our new sponsor, Miss Havisham’s Curiosities Melissa Johnson is the founding mother of Miss Havisham’s Curiosities and she wants to insult your dinner guests. Descended from antique dealers and raised by wolves, Melissa now travels the globe looking for your grandmother’s haunted and discarded china. Her infamous insult teacups are the official cups of […]

BloodMilk Ritual & Mourning Strands

A collection of 8 new limited edition Mourning Beads and Ritual Strands will be released on Friday, November 29th at 3pm EST via BloodMilk Jewels, in addition to a restock on currently sold out onyx strands and their collection of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfumes.

Macabre Muse: Alexandra Jacob

Inspiration of the day: Alexandra Jacob (@alexandrajacob on IG). The fluidity of her angles are like doors swinging open and shut on their hinge, gateways through realms, invoking an emotional self eroticism. Photos via Alexandra’s Instagram page.

Solstice Scents Fall 2019

The beautiful fall collection from Solstice Scents was released last month, with the inclusion of classic favorites and new additions. Below you will find some of my favorite selections, with notes embodying the essence of the autumnal season. The Solstice Scents fall collection is available now at SolsticeScents.com. Find Solstice Scents on Instagram // Facebook […]

Full Moon in Taurus: Moonstone, Fluorite, Selenite, & Smokey Quartz

This week’s crystal offerings: Moonstone points, Smokey Quartz clusters, purple Mexican Fluorite, and Selenite spheres & full moon disks. These selections were charged under the full moon overnight from November 11 – 12 in the swamp surrounding New Orleans. Full preview videos will be posted to the HM Instagram profile and stories on Wednesday, November […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

@jodiemuirart // Jodie Muir “The Search” by @curvilinear // Amy Abshier @her_dark_materials “The Reading” by @catrin_welzstein // Catrin Welz-Stein “Silver Star / It Flows Through You As I Melt” by @oliverhibert // Oliver Hibert @elizabeth_blair_stephenson // Elizabeth Blair Stephenson @oriolangrill // Oriol Angrill @ellenjanerogers // Ellen Rogers

Many Moons Planner

In stock now and ready to ship: The Many Moons 2020 Lunar Planner and zine packs by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener. I have personally been using the Many Moons workbooks and planners since 2017. They are incredible guides, and maps through my journey. I refer to them throughout the month for descriptions and workings with the […]

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 […]

November Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener This Tuesday, November 12th, we greet our November Full Moon in the sign of Taurus. When the Moon is Full, it is opposite the sun. At this Full Moon, the planet Mercury, currently retrograde, is also opposite the Moon. Here, we think about the benefits of getting distance. […]

Haute Macabre Small Business Advertising Special

Our annual Small Business Advertising Special is now open for applicants! Run a Square Ad on Haute Macabrefrom Black Friday until New Year’s Eve,be include a front page introduction post,& posted to our Social Media Profiles To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with:Your Shop Name and LinkYour PayPal or […]

Ask Arcanalogue: Advice from the Arcana

Dear Arcanalogue, I am a 38 year old woman, and in the past two months, there have been drastic changes in my life. I am living alone for the first time, and I am single — another first for my adult life. I don’t really know how to do this. I don’t know how to […]

How To Wear: 31 Days Of Spooky Attire

Sadly I did not engage in my annual tradition of watching one horror movie a day, every day during the month of October. I didn’t have the time! I’m so sorry! If you missed them in previous years, you can find my 31 Days of Horror in our archives for 2018 and 2017. I’m definitely […]

Red All Over: An Interview With Adam Nevill

Years ago, I read a horror book called The Ritual. I don’t remember how it crossed my path, though I do have a fondness for both wilderness spookers and Scandinavia — probably it was on a list of books compiled by someone I trusted, or maybe the Internet’s various algorithms simply delivered me to its […]

The Feral Feminine: An Interview With Kristen J. Sollee

When we discovered that Haute Macabre favorite Kristen J. Sollée’s follow-up to Witches, Sluts, Feminists was a book about cats — more specifically, about the connections between cats and women, the feline and the feminine — we eagerly awaited its release. Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine is out now from Weiser Books and during […]