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The Resurrection of Disco Witch Vintage: Vintage Occult Books for the New Moon

by on May.03, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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I am elated to resurrect the Disco Witch Vintage collection: a hand curated selection of vintage and antique books, objects, and paraphernalia.

Disco Witch Vintage was launched in 2014 with the intent of sharing my love and fascination for relics of the past, and due to life changes and restrictions I had to shutter it years ago. I have never stopped collecting pieces for an eventual re-opening, and am now incorporating it into the Haute Macabre Shop, starting with these vintage book offerings.

These titles will be available at 10AM, CST, for the New Moon Update on Saturday, May 4 in the Haute Macabre Library.

These titles will be available at 10AM, CST, for the New Moon Update on Saturday, May 4 in the Haute Macabre Library.


 

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The Resurrection of Disco Witch Vintage: Vintage Occult Books for the New Moon

by on May.03, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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I am elated to resurrect the Disco Witch Vintage collection: a hand curated selection of vintage and antique books, objects, and paraphernalia.

Disco Witch Vintage was launched in 2014 with the intent of sharing my love and fascination for relics of the past, and due to life changes and restrictions I had to shutter it years ago. I have never stopped collecting pieces for an eventual re-opening, and am now incorporating it into the Haute Macabre Shop, starting with these vintage book offerings.

These titles will be available at 10AM, CST, for the New Moon Update on Saturday, May 4 in the Haute Macabre Library.

These titles will be available at 10AM, CST, for the New Moon Update on Saturday, May 4 in the Haute Macabre Library.


 

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Post Mortem: April 2019

by on May.01, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Post Mortem: April 2019

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Amethyst and Clear Quartz Palm Stones in the Haute Macabre Crystal Shop

by on Apr.25, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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A rainy morning shop update, these stormy grey skies overhead called me to share these pieces with you today: Amethyst Palm Stones and Clear Quartz Pebbles now in the Haute Macabre Crystal Shop.

Amethyst calms anger, frustration, and promotes a sense of calmness and peace. It aids in alleviating the symptoms of insomnia (I have long kept a large piece in my bedroom), and purges karmic baggage and imbalancement. It is also believed to assist in combating addictions and thought patterns, an excellent talisman to have during times of recovery from physical addictions. Stimulating the crown chakra, Amethyst creates a sense of connection to spiritual realms, creating serenity and peacefulness, something that we all strive to achieve.

The ancient Greeks believed that Bacchus, the god of wine, was angered one days and he set his tigers onto the maiden Amethyst, the first person he saw, to be devoured. The goddess Diana intervened, and turned Amethyst into a clear crystal to protect her from the attack. In his remorse, Bacchus poured the juice of his wine grapes over her stone form as an offering, turning the transparent stone into the purple gem we have today.

Click here for Amethyst Palm Stones in the
Haute Macabre Crystal Shop


Clear Quartz is the ultimate magnifier tool: it enhances any other crystal that you are working with and is fully programmable to amplify your intention. You may pair these quartz pebbles with other pieces to give their energetic properties a boost, or use them on their own as an ally in your work.

I frequently keep one of these small, smooth pebbles in my pocket, or hold one in my hands when I am meditating or setting an intention. They “remember” these thoughts for you, and continue to work towards your goals and manifestations even after you’ve set them down.

Click here for Clear Quartz Stones in the
Haute Macabre Crystal Shop


These pieces are available now in the Haute Macabre Crystal Shop, and the spring pre-orders for the complete Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Collection are open through midnight on the night of Tuesday, April 30, including two new scents, “Occultation” and “It Wasn’t Just a Phase”.


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The Enfield Poltergeist

by on Apr.24, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Perhaps due to the famed medium Lorraine Warren passing this week, I’ve been back inside a deep rabbit hole of The Enfield Poltergeist, one of the most (if not the most) heavily documented hauntings of all time. Lorraine has little, if anything, to do with this case in particular, she and her husband were only briefly involved, but the recent news of her death dominoed me back in to this story.

I am fairly certain that the majority of you are already familiar with the case, as it was the inspiration behind The Conjuring II and Poltergeist, but a brief introduction just in case:

The Enfield Poltergeist plagued a family in the London suburb of Enfield in the late 1970s, with the center of activity focused on Janet, the youngest daughter. It has been hypothesized that poltergeist activity is triggered by puberty, especially around girls. An energetic manifestation of the hormone time-bomb of that age, Janet was the locus, and also possibly the actual source of activity. Most of the happenings, including the guttural voice that would speak through Janet, would almost never happen if any of the investigators were looking directly at the children or in the room, leading many to believe that it was all an elaborate hoax put on by the children.

The two men that were the main paranormal investigators on this case, Guy Playfair and Maurice Gross, both members of the Society for Psychical Research, believed in the actual presence of this entity, although they did catch Janet on more than one occasion contributing to some of the tricks. The poltergeist moved furniture, tossed objects about the rooms and through walls and floors, threw the children (especially Janet) from their beds, levitated her, pooled water, flicked lights on and off. The investigators were in the home morning through night almost daily, and documented each day thoroughly.

My take on this case is that it’s a mixed bag: I do believe that there was something not of this realm happening there, but I also think that the children were enjoying the attention that the activity was giving them, and they may have amped up the stakes a bit. What has always struck me is the total lack of reaction by the children in the videos of Janet channeling the Voice. Were they so desensitized by the constant activity that it didn’t even phase them any longer? I’ve been watching these videos for days now, and still find that the most unsettling part. The most compelling evidence is that an actual police officer that was called in early on in the activity witnessed a chair moving on its own, and filed a formal report on the incident.

For further and much more detailed accounts and overviews of the Enfield Poltergeist, I recommend the two part episode from Last Podcast on the Left, and the book This House is Haunted by Guy Playfair, one of the main paranormal investigators involved in the case. I will admit that I abandoned this book with about 50 pages remaining: it is not a face paced or even truly engaging read, but more of a specific play-by-play of the nineteen months of events.

Below are a number of the videos I’ve been watching the last few days that I wanted to share. I am always curious what other’s take on this story is, so please share your with me in the comments!




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The Enfield Poltergeist

by on Apr.24, 2019, under Syndicated from the Web

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Perhaps due to the famed medium Lorraine Warren passing this week, I’ve been back inside a deep rabbit hole of The Enfield Poltergeist, one of the most (if not the most) heavily documented hauntings of all time. Lorraine has little, if anything, to do with this case in particular, she and her husband were only briefly involved, but the recent news of her death dominoed me back in to this story.

I am fairly certain that the majority of you are already familiar with the case, as it was the inspiration behind The Conjuring II and Poltergeist, but a brief introduction just in case:

The Enfield Poltergeist plagued a family in the London suburb of Enfield in the late 1970s, with the center of activity focused on Janet, the youngest daughter. It has been hypothesized that poltergeist activity is triggered by puberty, especially around girls. An energetic manifestation of the hormone time-bomb of that age, Janet was the locus, and also possibly the actual source of activity. Most of the happenings, including the guttural voice that would speak through Janet, would almost never happen if any of the investigators were looking directly at the children or in the room, leading many to believe that it was all an elaborate hoax put on by the children.

The two men that were the main paranormal investigators on this case, Guy Playfair and Maurice Gross, both members of the Society for Psychical Research, believed in the actual presence of this entity, although they did catch Janet on more than one occasion contributing to some of the tricks. The poltergeist moved furniture, tossed objects about the rooms and through walls and floors, threw the children (especially Janet) from their beds, levitated her, pooled water, flicked lights on and off. The investigators were in the home morning through night almost daily, and documented each day thoroughly.

My take on this case is that it’s a mixed bag: I do believe that there was something not of this realm happening there, but I also think that the children were enjoying the attention that the activity was giving them, and they may have amped up the stakes a bit. What has always struck me is the total lack of reaction by the children in the videos of Janet channeling the Voice. Were they so desensitized by the constant activity that it didn’t even phase them any longer? I’ve been watching these videos for days now, and still find that the most unsettling part. The most compelling evidence is that an actual police officer that was called in early on in the activity witnessed a chair moving on its own, and filed a formal report on the incident.

For further and much more detailed accounts and overviews of the Enfield Poltergeist, I recommend the two part episode from Last Podcast on the Left, and the book This House is Haunted by Guy Playfair, one of the main paranormal investigators involved in the case. I will admit that I abandoned this book with about 50 pages remaining: it is not a face paced or even truly engaging read, but more of a specific play-by-play of the nineteen months of events.

Below are a number of the videos I’ve been watching the last few days that I wanted to share. I am always curious what other’s take on this story is, so please share your with me in the comments!




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