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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!

Aleksander Kaczorowski

is a translator, essayist, and author of biographies of Václav Havel, Bohumil Hrabal and Ota Pavel.

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All You Need to Do Is Breathe
healthy living

All You Need to Do Is Breathe
A Brief Overview of Holotropic Breathwork

Magazine / society
The Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof’s holoptropic breathwork technique enables people to experience altered states of consciousness, simply through taking a series of quick, deep breaths. Aleksander Kaczorowski
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A Communist LSD Trip

A Communist LSD Trip
The Story of Czechoslovak Acid

Magazine / society
In the 1960s, LSD was legally available across Czechoslovakia. A writer recounts the story of how a communist state became the leading manufacturer of a psychedelic drug. Aleksander Kaczorowski
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A Communist LSD Trip. The Story of Czechoslovak Acid ♫

A Communist LSD Trip. The Story of Czechoslovak Acid ♫

Media / Audio
In the 1960s, LSD was legally available across Czechoslovakia. A writer recounts the story of how a communist state became the leading manufacturer of a psychedelic drug. Original text written by Aleksander Kaczorowski.