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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

Aleksandra Reszelska

is a journalist and writer; she graduated from Japanese Studies at Oxford University. A seeker of Zen among the chaos of everyday life. She lives with her family in Sydney.

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Bravo, Okinawa!
healthy living

Bravo, Okinawa!
The Secret to a Long Life

Magazine / society
The inhabitants of the Japanese island Okinawa famously live long, satisfied lives. What is the secret to their success? Aleksandra Reszelska
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There Is No Spoon
healthy living

There Is No Spoon
The Meditative Mind

Magazine / science
The teachings of the Buddha (and the writing of secular journalist Robert Wright) can help us understand how to free ourselves from the captivity of the brain. Aleksandra Reszelska
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The Heart of the Desert

The Heart of the Desert
Uluru Rock

Magazine / culture
Uluru – the sandstone rock formation in Australia that white colonialists named Ayer’s Rock – is a place of deep cultural and spiritual significance for Aboriginal peoples. Aleksandra Reszelska
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Skin-To-Skin

Skin-To-Skin
Touch, Intimacy and Bathing in Japan

Magazine / society
The practice of bathing and the intimacy it entails is important in Japanese society, as evidenced by the culture of ‘sukinshippu’. Aleksandra Reszelska
Zobacz
Yoga for the Voice. Why Singing Is Good for the Mind ♫

Yoga for the Voice. Why Singing Is Good for the Mind ♫

Media / Audio
From Gregorian chant to Buddhist mantras, a writer explores the therapeutic properties of singing. Original publication by Aleksandra Reszelska.
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Yoga for the Voice

Yoga for the Voice
Why Singing Is Good for the Mind

Magazine / society
From Gregorian chant to Buddhist mantras, a writer explores the therapeutic properties of singing. Aleksandra Reszelska
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The Past Perfect

The Past Perfect
The Japanese Philosophy of Wabi-Sabi

Magazine / culture
We throw out old, broken objects and worry about how we will look in the future. Yet, as the Japanese art of ‘kintsugi’ shows, it’s also possible to make the imperfect beautiful. Aleksandra Reszelska
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Let’s Bury Young Werther

Let’s Bury Young Werther
An Interview with Alain de Botton

Magazine / culture
Philosopher Alain de Botton talks about how Romanticism has shaped our notions of love and what we can do to deconstruct this. Aleksandra Reszelska