Re: Is the Goal of Aikido to reach another plane?
Not sure I guess what you mean by planes. Paradigms...new ones...new perspectives....enlightment...yes. Our eyes can certainly be opened to new things that we never before knew of or considered.
Removing delusion...yes most definitely.
However, if you are looking ahead or behind, you will not fully recognize or embrace the plane that you are in and the experiences you are experiencing now.
So to me, the most important one, philosophicallly speaking, is the one you are in.