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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!

Monika Waraxa

is an artist. Between 2014 and 2016, she lived and worked in Beijing. Her work has been exhibited at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, and the Polish Institute in Berlin. She is fascinated by that which cannot be seen.

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Always Against the Current

Always Against the Current
The Life of Viktor Schauberger

Magazine / science
Within his lifetime, Viktor Schauberger was often underappreciated. Yet today, the Austrian appears to have been a technological and ecological visionary. Monika Waraxa
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The Wandering Sage

The Wandering Sage
The Path of a Tibetan Monk

Magazine / society
Lama Govind Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist monk whose spiritual practise is inspired by the 12th-century siddha Milarepa. Monika Waraxa
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The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight

The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight
A Metaphor for the Unconscious

Magazine / culture
The legend of the sleeping knight, who will one day awaken as a saviour, appears in various myths. How can we interpret it? Monika Waraxa
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Like Steam from Boiling Rice
healthy living

Like Steam from Boiling Rice
The Mystery of Qi

Magazine / society
Qi – our life force, according to practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts – is as invisible as the air. So how can we apply it to our daily lives? Monika Waraxa
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Connecting the Dots
healthy living

Connecting the Dots
The Chinese Meridian System

Magazine / society
Traditional Chinese medicine teaches of the meridian system – a series of pathways that connect the human body and mind, and through which ‘qi’ life energy flows. Monika Waraxa