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Welcome to Sleep and Sorcery, a folklore and fantasy-inspired sleep series. Step across the threshold into a world of myth and magic, where you can safely drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep. Sleep and Sorcery is one part bedtime story, one part guided meditation, and one part dreamy adventure. Visit a cozy cottage in the mythical village of Slumbershire, the fairy tale forests of Bohemia, the court of King Arthur, and spaceships among the stars. Dream your wildest dreams with Sleep and Sorcery.

Now you can support my work on Patreon for exclusive perks: patreon.com/sleepandsorcery Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sleep-sorcery/support

Sleep and Sorcery | Folklore & Fantasy-Inspired Sleep Stories Laurel Hostak

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Welcome to Sleep and Sorcery, a folklore and fantasy-inspired sleep series. Step across the threshold into a world of myth and magic, where you can safely drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep. Sleep and Sorcery is one part bedtime story, one part guided meditation, and one part dreamy adventure. Visit a cozy cottage in the mythical village of Slumbershire, the fairy tale forests of Bohemia, the court of King Arthur, and spaceships among the stars. Dream your wildest dreams with Sleep and Sorcery.

Now you can support my work on Patreon for exclusive perks: patreon.com/sleepandsorcery Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sleep-sorcery/support

    The Elven Halls of Valor

    The Elven Halls of Valor

    Now you can support Sleep & Sorcery on Patreon. Pledge a monthly donation to Sleep & Sorcery, which helps me keep making original bedtime stories for you. In return, you can qualify for exclusive supporter benefits, like episode scripts, bonus sleepy readings of classic literature, merch discounts, and giveaways. I hope you’ll consider supporting me on Patreon, so I can continue doing what I love.

    Visit patreon.com/sleepandsorcery to learn more and pledge your support.

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    In tonight’s fantasy sleep story, you are an elf warrior who’s been summoned to the elven stronghold of Lindelor. Approaching the hidden city for the first, time, you are moved by its beauty and the legacy of your people. You explore the halls and gardens of the city, paying respect to great elven leaders, join a twilit council and finally retire to your chambers to rest.

    Special thanks to Derek Jones and Patreon supporter Gareth for the thoughtful inspiration and input for this episode!

    Sleep & Sorcery is a folklore and fantasy-inspired sleep series. Step across the threshold into a world of myth and magic, where you can safely drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep. Sleep & Sorcery is one part bedtime story, one part guided meditation, and one part dreamy adventure.

    Tonight’s key ingredients:

    Lord of the Rings-inspired fantasy

    Fire sounds

    Waterfall sounds (brown noise)

    Music/Sound: A Glimpse of Avalon by Flouw, Fields of Moab by They Dream by Day, Epidemic Sound

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    Stories like this are best with headphones! For comfort and security when drifting off to sleep, SleepPhones are the best thing I've found. They won't fall out like earbuds, and they're not bulky or uncomfortable like most over-ear headphones.

    Learn more: https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=846

    ✨NEW Sleep & Sorcery MERCH✨

    Show your love of Sleep & Sorcery – or get some gifts for the sleepy sorcerer in your life with this cozy collection of apparel, dream journals, die-cut stickers, and home goods.

    Visit bit.ly/shopmyth.

    Disclaimer: some links in this description are affiliate links, meaning I earn a small commission if you decide to purchase the product, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work!


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Fairies of the Forest Floor

    Fairies of the Forest Floor

    Now you can support Sleep & Sorcery on Patreon. Pledge a monthly donation to Sleep & Sorcery, which helps me keep making original bedtime stories for you. In return, you can qualify for exclusive supporter benefits, like episode scripts, bonus sleepy readings of classic literature, merch discounts, and giveaways. I hope you’ll consider supporting me on Patreon, so I can continue doing what I love.

    Visit patreon.com/sleepandsorcery to learn more and pledge your support.

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    Blessed Imbolc!

    In this bedtime story, you are strolling through a familiar wood when you come to a place where you once built fairy houses as a child. To your surprise, the place you used to play has grown into a thriving fairy city, inhabited by cheerful sprites. They delightedly show you their homes, and honor you with a banquet feast.

    Sleep & Sorcery is a folklore and fantasy-inspired sleep series. Step across the threshold into a world of myth and magic, where you can safely drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep. Sleep & Sorcery is one part bedtime story, one part guided meditation, and one part dreamy adventure.

    Tonight’s key ingredients:

    Flower fairies

    Rain sounds

    Poetry

    Music/Sound: A Glimpse of Avalon by Flouw, Onsen Ritual by Joseph Beg, Magic Surroundings by Drift Far Away, Epidemic Sound

    Instagram | Twitter | Insight Timer | YouTube

    Stories like this are best with headphones! For comfort and security when drifting off to sleep, SleepPhones are the best thing I've found. They won't fall out like earbuds, and they're not bulky or uncomfortable like most over-ear headphones.

    Learn more: https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=846

    ✨NEW Sleep & Sorcery MERCH✨

    Show your love of Sleep & Sorcery – or get some gifts for the sleepy sorcerer in your life with this cozy collection of apparel, dream journals, die-cut stickers, and home goods.

    Visit bit.ly/shopmyth.

    Disclaimer: some links in this description are affiliate links, meaning I earn a small commission if you decide to purchase the product, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work!


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dreams of the Blue Lotus

    Dreams of the Blue Lotus

    Now you can support Sleep & Sorcery on Patreon. Pledge a monthly donation to Sleep & Sorcery, which helps me keep making original bedtime stories for you. In return, you can qualify for exclusive supporter benefits, like episode scripts, bonus sleepy readings of classic literature, merch discounts, and giveaways. I hope you’ll consider supporting me on Patreon, so I can continue doing what I love.

    Visit patreon.com/sleepandsorcery to learn more and pledge your support.

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    In tonight’s meditative bedtime story, you float down a mysterious river in search of the mythical blue lotus. Winding your way through a jungle, you take in the intoxicating atmosphere and muse on the magical properties of the flower you seek. When at last you come to the end of the river, you face a test to determine whether you are worthy to achieve the lotus.

    Sleep & Sorcery is a folklore and fantasy-inspired sleep series. Step across the threshold into a world of myth and magic, where you can safely drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep. Sleep & Sorcery is one part bedtime story, one part guided meditation, and one part dreamy adventure.

    Tonight’s key ingredients:

    Mythic archetypes

    Breathing cues

    Jungle sounds

    Music/Sound: A Glimpse of Avalon by Flouw, Onsen Ritual by Joseph Beg, Magic Surroundings by Drift Far Away, Epidemic Sound

    Instagram | Twitter | Insight Timer | YouTube

    Stories like this are best with headphones! For comfort and security when drifting off to sleep, SleepPhones are the best thing I've found. They won't fall out like earbuds, and they're not bulky or uncomfortable like most over-ear headphones.

    Learn more: https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=846

    ✨NEW Sleep & Sorcery MERCH✨

    Show your love of Sleep & Sorcery – or get some gifts for the sleepy sorcerer in your life with this cozy collection of apparel, dream journals, die-cut stickers, and home goods.

    Visit bit.ly/shopmyth.

    Disclaimer: some links in this description are affiliate links, meaning I earn a small commission if you decide to purchase the product, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work!


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    • 57 min
    Gifts of Prometheus

    Gifts of Prometheus

    Now you can support Sleep & Sorcery on Patreon. Pledge a monthly donation to Sleep & Sorcery, which helps me keep making original bedtime stories for you. In return, you can qualify for exclusive supporter benefits, like episode scripts, bonus sleepy readings of classic literature, merch discounts, and giveaways. I hope you’ll consider supporting me on Patreon, so I can continue doing what I love.

    Visit patreon.com/sleepandsorcery to learn more and pledge your support.

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    In tonight’s story, inspired by the Greek myth of Prometheus, you are a Titan and ally to the gods of Olympus. Your love of the race of man spurs you to advocate for them to the gods, even stealing fire to give to them. Even as Zeus, the king of the gods, prepares to dole out your punishment, you achieve peace and contentment with your gift to your beloved humanity.

    Sleep & Sorcery is a folklore and fantasy-inspired sleep series. Step across the threshold into a world of myth and magic, where you can safely drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep. Sleep & Sorcery is one part bedtime story, one part guided meditation, and one part dreamy adventure.

    Tonight’s key ingredients:

    Greek mythology

    Romantic poetry

    Body scan

    Music/Sound: A Glimpse of Avalon by Flouw, Clarity by Syntropy, Epidemic Sound

    Instagram | Twitter | Insight Timer | YouTube

    Stories like this are best with headphones! For comfort and security when drifting off to sleep, SleepPhones are the best thing I've found. They won't fall out like earbuds, and they're not bulky or uncomfortable like most over-ear headphones.

    Learn more: https://www.sleepphones.com/?aff=846

    ✨NEW Sleep & Sorcery MERCH✨

    Show your love of Sleep & Sorcery – or get some gifts for the sleepy sorcerer in your life with this cozy collection of apparel, dream journals, die-cut stickers, and home goods.

    Visit bit.ly/shopmyth.

    Disclaimer: some links in this description are affiliate links, meaning I earn a small commission if you decide to purchase the product, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work!


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    • 47 min
    The Dragon Rider

    The Dragon Rider

    Now you can support Sleep & Sorcery on Patreon. Pledge a monthly donation to Sleep & Sorcery, which helps me keep making original bedtime stories for you. In return, you can qualify for exclusive supporter benefits, like episode scripts, bonus sleepy readings of classic literature, merch discounts, and giveaways. I hope you’ll consider supporting me on Patreon, so I can continue doing what I love.

    Visit patreon.com/sleepandsorcery to learn more and pledge your support.

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    In tonight’s story, after learning that you are the heir to the throne of a kingdom, you bravely venture into the underground lair of a dragon, believing it has stolen your signet ring for its horde of treasure. When you come face to face with the creature, however, you discover that you have something unexpected in common. You form a bond with the beast, who becomes your closest companion in the quest to claim your inheritance.

    Sleep & Sorcery is a folklore and fantasy-inspired sleep series. Step across the threshold into a world of myth and magic, where you can safely drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep. Sleep & Sorcery is one part bedtime story, one part guided meditation, and one part dreamy adventure.

    Tonight’s key ingredients:

    High fantasy 🐉

    Binaural music

    Root chakra meditation

    Music/Sound: A Glimpse of Avalon by Flouw, Binaural Overlay by Joseph Beg, Gentle Winds by Ethan Sloan, Epidemic Sound

    Instagram | Twitter | Insight Timer | YouTube

    ✨NEW Sleep & Sorcery MERCH✨

    Show your love of Sleep & Sorcery – or get some gifts for the sleepy sorcerer in your life with this cozy collection of apparel, dream journals, die-cut stickers, and home goods.

    Visit bit.ly/shopmyth.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sleep-sorcery/support

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Snowy Day Library

    The Snowy Day Library

    Now you can support Sleep & Sorcery on Patreon. Pledge a monthly donation to Sleep & Sorcery, which helps me keep making original bedtime stories for you. In return, you can qualify for exclusive supporter benefits, like episode scripts, bonus sleepy readings of classic literature, merch discounts, and giveaways. I hope you’ll consider supporting me on Patreon, so I can continue doing what I love.

    Visit patreon.com/sleepandsorcery to learn more and pledge your support.

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    In tonight’s story, you’re taking a peaceful wintry walk with your faithful dog. While he chases rabbits through the drifts, you follow him into a snowy tunnel, where, to your surprise, you discover the entrance to an extraordinary, otherworldly library. The books on the shelves have the power to transport you into their very stories. You hop in and out of the works of Hans Christian Andersen, Kenneth Grahame, and Lewis Carroll. Finally, emerging from the magical library, you and your companion return home to rest.

    Sleep & Sorcery is a folklore and fantasy-inspired sleep series. Step across the threshold into a world of myth and magic, where you can safely drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep. Sleep & Sorcery is one part bedtime story, one part guided meditation, and one part dreamy adventure.

    Tonight’s key ingredients:

    Wind in the Willows

    Through the Looking-Glass

    The Snow Queen

    Music/Sound: A Glimpse of Avalon by Flouw, The Dream by Ethan Sloan, Epidemic Sound

    Instagram | Twitter | Insight Timer | YouTube

    ✨NEW Sleep & Sorcery MERCH✨

    Show your love of Sleep & Sorcery – or get some gifts for the sleepy sorcerer in your life with this cozy collection of apparel, dream journals, die-cut stickers, and home goods.

    Visit bit.ly/shopmyth.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sleep-sorcery/support

    • 1 hr 19 min

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