It is Necessary to Travel_burroughs

‘It is necessary to travel. It is not necessary to live.’ These words inspired early investigators when the vast frontier of unknown seas opened to their sails in the fifteenth century. Space is the new frontier. Is this frontier open to youth? I quote from the London Daily Express, December 30, 1968: ‘If you are a fit young man under twenty-five with lightning reflexes who fears nothing in heaven or on earth and has a keen appetite for adventure don’t bother to apply for the job of astronaut.’ They want ‘cool dads’ trailing wires to the ‘better half’ from an aqualung. Dr. Paine of the Space Center in Houston says: ‘This flight was a triumph for the squares of this world who aren’t ashamed to say a prayer now and then.’ Is this the great adventures of space? Are these men going to take the step into regions literally unthinkable in verbal terms? To travel in space you must leave the old verbal garbage behind: God talk, country talk, mother talk, love talk, party talk. You must learn to exist with no religion, no country, no allies. You must learn to live it alone in silence. Anyone who pray in space is not there.

The last frontier is being closed to youth. However there are many roads to space. To achieve complete freedom from past conditionaling is to be in space. Techniques exist for achieving such freedom. These techniques are being concealed and withheld. We must search for and consider techniques for discovery.