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Charge Card of the Goddess

(with apologies to Doreen Valiente)

by Flame RosaNegra

Listen to the words of the Great Shop Keeper,
Who of Old was called MistressCard, Vasa-VISA, Dine-a-Club-A,
and by many other names:

Whenever you have need of anything,
more often than once a month, and don't wait for a full moon,
you shall succumb to the Spirit of Shopping.
You shall be free from slavery, and as a sign that you be free,
you shall get into debt shamelessly.
Sing, shop, feast, shop, make music, shop, have sex, and shop!

For my Law is to shop with all beings.
Buy cosmetics that open the door of youth,
which at least give the appearance of immortality.

I give the knowledge of a monthly bill eternal,
and beyond death,
all debt will be erased from your credit history.

Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold,
I am the Mother of Charging Things,
and my shopping is poured out upon the Earth.

Hear the words of the Platinum Card Goddess,
whose feet are all the coins of Heaven,
whose body is a huge wad of bills that encircles the Universe:

I who buy all the earth and the moon, and the stars,
and I'll take two of those mysteries of the waters, please,
I call upon your money to arise and come unto me
for I am the soul of Shopping that gives life to the Universe, the IMF, and the World Bank!

From me all purchases are transacted
and unto me they must be returned
according to the return policy.

And you who seek to know me,
know that all that buying and shopping will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery:

You have to use the Charge Card of the Goddess!!!

Written by Flame RosaNegra for a mummer's play at California Witchcamp.