Of course, Weimar is also a Rudolf Steiner city. The perceptions with the senses and the thoughts of the mind overshadow the impressions that could be received of these times of the past. The writings of Agrippa from Nettesheim about occult philosophy represent very interesting views on this processes. He says that all events, words, thoughts imprint themselves in the air, which results in certain moods that we perceive, being there. Senses and thoughts overshadow these moods, but under the conscious pondering these moods live on.
So, we can try to live our conscious lives more in moods and perceive these ‘writings in the air’ that are as surely there as the buildings and statues are.
We visited the house of Anna Eunike, where Rudolf Steiner lived for four years, and felt these sentiments, moods, and states of mind that are still there: the feeling of the Philosophy of freedom, the works of Goethe, the very sociable life – and the deepest solitude of a gifted spiritual young man with no friend to share his most profound thoughts and feelings with.
From here you can walk through the town and try to perceive the impressions that with certainty are there, not only in regard to Rudolf Steiner of course, but we have to learn to distinguish between these impressions by concentration.
What I am writing now, is not at all some vague imagination or fantasy; it is a result of deepening pure thinking to a ‘not thinking at all’, but still remaining in the element of thought.