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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Four Short Meditations for the Autumn Weather
Four Short Meditations for the Autumn Weather
Magazine / society

A psychologist outlines four meditation exercises for the autumn months.

Julia E. Wahl

Reading / society
Finding Peace Through Yoga
Finding Peace Through Yoga
Reading / society

VEToga is a yoga programme developed specifically for war veterans. It was designed by Justin Blazejewski, who began to experience PTSD after 10 years of military service.

Jowita Kiwnik Pargana

Magazine / society
The ‘100-Mile’ Rule
The ‘100-Mile’ Rule
Magazine / society

In our globalized world, the plethora of culinary choices is a wonderful thing… at least for those in the Global North. A switch to local food might benefit all of us.

Monika Kucia

Magazine / society
Liberal and Puritan
Liberal and Puritan
Magazine / society

Swedes are well-known across the world for their relaxed attitude to nakedness. Yet, in recent years, the Scandinavian country’s relationship with nudity has become more complex.

Katarzyna Tubylewicz

Reading / society
Sour Milk, Sweet Life
Sour Milk, Sweet Life
Reading / society

Our gastronomy expert recalls the lost art of cooking techniques, and gives a recipe for homemade yoghurt.

dr Ryan Bromley

Reading / society
Five Spring Meditations
Five Spring Meditations
Reading / society

A psychologist outlines five meditation exercises for the spring months.

Julia E. Wahl

Magazine / society
Prana, or the Subtle Life Force
Prana, or the Subtle Life Force
Magazine / society

The Siddhas referred to the basic energy underlying all activities, both physical and mental, as ‘prana’, or subtle life force.

Marshall Govindan Satchidananda

Magazine / society
How Can You Acquire Vast Knowledge of Traditional Kriya Yoga?
How Can You Acquire Vast Knowledge of Traditional Kriya Yoga?
Magazine / society

Kriya Yoga seminars are constantly organized in Europe and across the world. One of them will be held in Poland this autumn. During the weekend seminar, participants will learn the five-fold path of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga.

Magazine / society
Sometimes It’s Wise to Be Unwise
Sometimes It’s Wise to Be Unwise
Magazine / society

Social psychologist Wiesław Łukaszewski talks about the follies of egoism, the empathy of animal lovers, and the pleasure in behaving unwisely.

Katarzyna Sroczyńska

Reading / society
How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually?
How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually?
Reading / society

“The power of egoism is so strong, that we constantly forget who we truly are: pure being and consciousness.”

Marshall Govindan Satchidananda

Magazine / society
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Magazine / society

Cultural historian Jarosław Dumanowski talks with Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux about maintaining nutritional knowledge and the importance of our culinary roots.

Jarosław Dumanowski, Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux

Magazine / society
The Power of Sour
The Power of Sour
Magazine / society

Our gastronomy expert describes the culinary importance of sourness, and gives a recipe for homemade apple cider vinegar.

dr Ryan Bromley

Reading / culture
An Allergy to Sounds
An Allergy to Sounds
Reading / culture

People with misophonia are hypersensitive to certain sounds. The condition can trigger strong negative emotions, such as anger and anxiety.

Iza Smelczyńska

Reading / society
Mysteries of the Yogis
Mysteries of the Yogis
Reading / society

Already in 1959, “Przekrój” was praising yoga as “an entire science of maintaining health and longevity”. Find out how yoga was presented in the Soviet weekly “Knowledge is Power”.

Mikołaj Kuplowski

Magazine / society
Two Meditations for the Summer
Two Meditations for the Summer
Magazine / society

A psychologist outlines two meditation exercises for the summer months.

Julia E. Wahl

Magazine / society
Yoga for the Voice
Yoga for the Voice
Magazine / society

From Gregorian chant to Buddhist mantras, a writer explores the therapeutic properties of singing.

Aleksandra Reszelska

Magazine / science
A Plant With Too Many Uses
A Plant With Too Many Uses
Magazine / science

Commercial hemp production is on the rise in Poland. We found out just how difficult it is to grow hemp, but also how much joy it can bring.

Katarzyna Tyszkiewicz-Borawska