“The Cauldron of Flowers”

Monday was Samhain (also known as Halloween), a time to honor those who have gone before us and a time to honor the natural cycle of death that creates and nurtures life. Let’s honor that cycle with a slightly spooky story about death and flowers!

After you listen to the story, perhaps you’d like to honor those who have passed on in your circle of experience, whether they be family, friends, pets, or even trees or flowers. You can find instructions to create ancestor figures here: https://www.instructables.com/Samhain-Salt-Dough-Figurines/

Sound and Music Attributions
The following music was used for this media project:

Music: Halloween Theme 1 by Alexander Nakarada
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4735-halloween-theme-1
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/

Night Of Mystery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7469-night-of-mystery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Sings In The Fields  by Rafael Krux
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5302-sings-in-the-fields-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Winter Night by Frank Schröter
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6910-winter-night
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Cinematic Epic Emotional  by Alex-Productions
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/9193-cinematic-epic-emotional-
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“The Bean Sidhe”

This week’s story is a sad one, because not all stories can be joyful. A dying child and a kind spirit help the grownups around her to grieve with honesty and truth.


In the same way that not all stories are joyful, not all feelings are joyful, either! Sometimes feelings can be hard, but it’s very important for them to be felt honestly and fully. Here’s a silly way to explore your own feelings with vegetables: https://www.instructables.com/Feelings-Vegetables/


Sound and Music Attributions

Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Night Of Mystery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7469-night-of-mystery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“The Midwife and the Hagstone” 

Today’s story is about seeing truly, seeing things others would rather not see. It’s based on a very old story called The Fairy’s Midwife, but it’s a very different take on the premise!

After you listen, why not go outside and see if you can find your own hagstone? Hagstones are also called adderstanes, witch stones, and serpent’s eggs. They are stones that have a naturally occurring hole in them. You can most easily find them in streams or on the beach, because water is very good at wearing holes in things, but anywhere there are stones, you might find a hagstone! And if you look through the hole, who knows what you might see?

Sound and Music Attributions:
Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Summer Night’s Dream by Frank Schröter
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7655-summer-night-s-dream
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

The In-Between by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8643-the-in-between
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“The Child Who Kept Their Promises”

Today’s story is about promises…and about gardens! Have you ever made a promise? They’re important! But it’s also important to ask for help when we need it, and that’s what happens in the story.


After you listen, you can make your own garden of promises! We all keep lots of promises every day, some big, some small. What are some of the promises you keep? You can make these paper flowers and write some of the promises on the petals or leaves.

https://www.instructables.com/White-Paper-Flowers/

Photo of white paper flowers craft.

Sound and Music Attributions:

Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

“How the Autumn Came”

Today’s story celebrates autumn! It was the autumn equinox last Thursday, which is also called Mabon. So here is a re-imagining of one of the many myths about the seasons, a new way to tell the Greek story of Hades and Persephone.

After you listen, one of the best things about autumn is APPLES. Apples are great for eating and cooking, but did you know you can also make dolls out of them? Here’s how!

https://www.instructables.com/Mabon-Apple-Dolls/

Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod

Sound and Music Attributions Easy Lemon (30 second) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3695-easy-lemon-30-second-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Winter Night by Frank Schröter

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6910-winter-night
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/