Podcast 69 – Goodbye Peter


This is a heartfelt (if rambling), often emotional, and very raw memorial to Peter Paddon, who passed away at the end of October 2014. You will hear my memories of him, what I owe him (hint: a lot), some of his thoughts in his own words, and a bit of the music he liked to play on his show. Words cannot truly express the loss, but I hope this will provide at least a little closure and solace for those who—like me—have been deeply impacted by Peter’s departure from this world. Bendith, Peter.


Download: New World Witchery – Episode 69


The sound bites you hear are selections from Peter’s Crooked Path Podcast, both in its old form and its more recent incarnation. If you don’t listen to the show, I’d highly recommend doing so, as Peter left behind a tremendous amount of wisdom and information for us. Some of the episodes sampled include “Leadership,” “Cosmic Soup & the Might Dead,” “The Dark Mother,” “Samhain,” “Pagan Celebrity,” “Pagan Fundamentalism,” and “Living a Magical Life.” You should also visit Pendraig Publishing to find out more about the written legacy Peter leaves us.

You can donate to the Peter Paddon GoFundMe campaign on the main New World Witchery site (at the top right of the page), or through this link. I’ll also be donating all royalties from 54 Devils to the fund (or one of his family’s choosing) from October through December 2014 to help out, so you can support them that way if you prefer.

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Promos & Music

Title music:  “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues.  From Magnatune. (Not heard this episode).

Music includes “Falling Down” and “The Hunt (Corners),” by Tuatha Dea; “Mordred’s Lullabye,” by Heather Dale; “Amazing Grace,” by Kellianna and Wendy Rule; and “The Call” and “Singing to the Bones,” by Wendy Rule.

3 thoughts on “Podcast 69 – Goodbye Peter”

  1. Thanks so much for doing this episode, Cory. Peter helped propel many of us towards the paths we currently follow and I think you eloquently described the unique ways in which he did so, and why he’ll be greatly missed.

  2. All I can say, Cory, is well done….. very, very well done. I had no idea how influential Peter was in your growth.. however in hindsite perhaps I hear a litte bit of his style in your voice. Thank you fo every episode, but especially this one!

  3. I never listened to Peter’s podcast, but I’m so very sorry for your loss, as well as that of everyone else in his life.

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