The First Meditation from Nomad Association of Autonomous Astronauts

In order for us to fully imagine the practicalities and possibilites of space exploration, to exist in what the AAA call The Dreamtime, the Nomad AAA believe that we must start from the premise that all current notions of dimensionality, all our known relations with time and space, should be rejected immediately.

Many 'eastern' philosophies have no room for Aristotelian logic, the right and the wrong, the up and the down. They have made a ‘logical’ spiritual progression from linear poles (the black vs. the white) towards a third path - a higher ‘middle’ ground.

Polarity (by its nature a human conceit) cannot exist in space - like the Grand Old Duke, in space we are neither Up nor Down. If we therefore discount such two-dimensional existence, it follows that a middle or ‘third’ way cannot exist either, as it is defined by the very things it proports to transcend. It would seem that to exist in The Dreamtime, we must then reject not only the polar opposites and the ‘third’ path, but in fact all perceived forms of "earth-bound" dimensionality.

We cannot therefore have the ‘fifth’ dimension of time if we have discounted all others. We only need to examine the common misaprehension that time is ‘linear’ to see how shallow the concept really is. Spiritualists may argue that time flows in ‘both’ directions, but they succeed only in grounding themselves in the belief that there are only two ways to travel. Earth-bound time, as a concept, must therefore also be discarded. Earthtime will be replaced by Dreamtime.

With all dimensions thus dissolved, we cannot therefore allow ourselves to be blinded by the fundamental ideology that we exist in any ‘here’ or ‘now’. We are the only species on this planet that concerns itself so destructively with the concepts of ‘age’ and ‘location’. In space, in the Dreamtime, one’s ‘place’ and ‘date’ of birth will be deemed nonsensical.

Whilst acknowledging that the concept of the nomad is still dimensionally bound, the Nomad AAA has re-defined the notion of ‘no fixed abode’ to include both space and time. If we are to be Nomadic travellers through the Dreamtime, we must start this process by relinquishing the harness of our ‘address’. We must open our minds to the concept of living everywhere and everywhen.

The Nomad AAA believes that an escape from gravity will lead not only to an escape from dimensionality, but ultimately to an escape from what we notionally call ‘Reality’. Once we have touched the sky, our minds will be tuned into an existence of infinite possibilities.

[stuart b.]

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