weekly issue of the MANAS Journal contained several short
essays, crafted from a wide variety of sources, that reflected
on the human condition. Written, edited, and published for
41 years by Henry Geiger, the MANAS Journal was the work
of a lifetime that continues to grow in importance, credibility,
Perspectives on MANAS Journal
These three perspectives on MANAS and
Henry Geiger tell the larger story behind the journal.
~Henry Geiger's Foreword
to the MANAS Reader provides a broad summary of
the practical and philosophic roots of MANAS and articulates
the value of "intelligent idealism" to a future
still darkly unclear.
~Susan Witt's MANAS
and the E. F. Schumacher Society recalls the delight
of recieving MANAS in the weekly mail and explains the current
effort to keep MANAS accessible in a digital age.
~Richard Grossman's A
Man and His Paper sketches the unassuming character
of Henry Geiger and the other unique personalities behind
the creation of MANAS.
Tools of MANAS Online
There are several ways to explore the
thousands of pages of MANAS journal, organized here in an
online library of Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
You will need Acrobat Reader to view the
here to download Acrobat Reader.
The main way to access the MANAS archives
is through the MANAS
Search Engine that allows you to search by
subject, author, or source by simply entering a keyword
into the search field.
The additional ways are to browse
the MANAS Online reference materials.
of Contents provides a direct link to any MANAS
issue by exploring the essay titles within each weekly
edition, organized by yearly volume.
Bibliography is a list of the primary contributors
and key references that influenced the
writing of the journal. Items of interest in the bibliography
may be entered as keywords in the search field to find the
corresponding MANAS essays.
was created using Henry Geiger's carefully maintained card
index files of MANAS articles. The Index provides insight
into the vast contents of MANAS and valuable terms for searching.
It is currently available to download and as a PDF document,
and will soon be available to browse as a webpage.
MANAS has its own unique ethos. These
tools are simply a vehicle of introduction. You will soon
find your own methods of locating your favorite essays.
Share the articles widely in the spirit of the free exchange
of ideas. This was Henry Geiger's intent. We are glad to
have helped facilitate this exploration and exchange.