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 […]

Post Mortem: November 2019

Stacked: October 2019 November Full Moon Tarotscopes from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener 2019 Weenies From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Little Deaths: Miniature Executions and Extraterrestrial Abductions Many Moons Planner & Zine Packs Weekly Eyeball Fodder Full Moon in Taurus: Moonstone, Fluorite, Selenite, & Smokey Quartz Solstice Scents Fall 2019 Macabre Muse: Alexandra Jacob BloodMilk Ritual & […]

Ask Arcanalogue

Hello, readers! In the spirit of the season, and knowing how tight things can be this time of year, I’ve taken down the Patreon paywall for participating in this feature. Have a query you’d like to see addressed by Arcanalogue this column? Send it to arcanalogue@gmail.com, and include HAUTE MACABRE in the subject line. Happy […]

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 […]

Little Deaths: Miniature Executions and Extraterrestrial Abductions

The little deaths of Tutorero on Etsy: handmade miniature models of execution machines (some complete with the condemned & condemning) and alien abductions. I actually screamed “THE LITTLE HEAD!” when I saw this one. The Midnight Abduction is, without a doubt, my personal favorite. Find these execution and extraterrestrial models in Tutoreto’s shop on Etsy.

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. […]

Stacked: October 2019

Maika A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker – I enjoyed this novel every bit as much as Pinsker’s previous short story collection, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea. This book is set in the same world as one of the stories in that collection, which was very satisfying. I’d be […]

Post Mortem: October 2019

Stacked: September 2019 “Whipping Waves”: Alice Auaa A/W 2019-2020 Apothecary: Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Witching Hour Baby (Sponsored Post) October Events Calendar Offerings: Spells & Teas by Ritual Cravt, The Carnival at the End of the World, Crow Tarot, Garnets, Calcite Spheres, and Amethyst Roots An Ineffable Collection: Good Omens At Black Phoenix […]

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 […]

New Moon in Scorpio

Today’s crystal selection, now available via the Haute Macabre Instagram feed and stories. Offerings of garnet { raw and polished }, shungite { polished cubes }, black tourmaline { polished palm stones } and red/hematoid quartz clusters. These pieces have been charged in the swamps of New Orleans, under the the watchful the eye of […]

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 […]

Weekly Eyeball Fodder

The month of October is a most marvelous time to see spooky new art emerge on social media while artists all over the world are participating in eerie seasonal 31-days challenges such as #Inktober or the #Mabsdrawlloweenclub…and I eagerly await its arrival every year! There’s such a fantastically diverse variety of styles and mediums, from […]

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 […]

Gothic Splendor

Gothic Splendor: Bergdorf Goodman by Douglas Little, commissioned for House and Garden Magazine h/t to Purevile for reminding me of Douglas’ beautiful displays

Library Thing: Grimoires & Guides

New additions and restocks now in the Haute Macabre shop. I would like to add a personal note to this offerings alert and say that it truly is an honor to carry these titles, alongside items already at home with us. These artists, writers, and witches that contribute their wisdom to the world and allow […]

Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell

The now turned cult classic (at least, priced as such) “Diableries” is releasing a second edition later this month – naturally, its street date falls on Halloween. Compiled by Brian May, Queen founding member turned astrophysicist, with Denis Pellering and Paula Richardson Fleming, both photo historians, the group has revitalised the nineteenth century French fascination […]

Obolus: Jamie Draven + Heather Gabel

BloodMilk Presents: Obolus. Original artwork by Jamie Draven and Heather Gabel at Sphinx and Snakeskin in Philadelphia, with an opening reception November 1 from 5-10pm.

Many Moons 2020 Lunar Planner Pre-Orders Now Open

Modern Women is thrilled to introduce the next installment in the Many Moons series, the Lunar Planner for 2020, available now to pre-order via Haute Macabre. 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 […]

Waking Moon

Originally, I had intended this grouping of stones to be entitled “Persephone’s Ascent”, in a response to the last collection release. Those stones were grouped for the New Moon, the darkness, the mark of the beginning of longer nights and the steps down into the Underworld. That was just one half of a lunar cycle […]

“The Folklore of Halloween” Mini-Course from The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic (sponsored post)

“The Folklore of Halloween” Mini-Course from The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic is an online center for classes on fairy tales, folklore, and fantastic literature created in 2016. Its founders, Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman, both earned PhDs in English and Folklore from […]