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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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A Cruise on the Ocean of Enthusiasm
A Cruise on the Ocean of Enthusiasm
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A selection of the Indian sage’s wise words.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Judgment
Judgment
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A master yogi who was brought up in the West recommends what we can all do in order to live better lives.

Marshall Govindan (Satchidananda)

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The Neighbourly Kindness of the Soul
The Neighbourly Kindness of the Soul
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An excerpt from Paramahansa Yogananda’s commentary on the Bible.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas
The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas
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A master yogi who was brought up in the West notices many similarities between Jesus’s teachings and traditions of yoga.

Marshall Govindan (Satchidananda)

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Finding Peace Through Yoga
Finding Peace Through Yoga
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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

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The Science of the Non-Existing Self
The Science of the Non-Existing Self
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50 years ago, the study of meditation was laughed at by mainstream Western psychologists. We recount how non-dual awareness has become a growing area of serious scientific study.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

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

Marshall Govindan (Satchidananda)

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Slowly, Through the Nose
Slowly, Through the Nose
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The neuroscientist Andrea Zaccaro has demonstrated that slow breathing can have a calming and restorative effect on the nervous system.

Łukasz Kaniewski

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All You Need to Do Is Breathe
All You Need to Do Is Breathe
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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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I Catch Joy from the Air
I Catch Joy from the Air
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Inhaling fresh air is about much more than living! One of our authors shares his thoughts on breathing in this article from the 1963 edition of “Przekrój”.

Jan Stoberski

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Energy Travels Vertically
Energy Travels Vertically
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In the summer of 1920, a young Indian swami boarded a ship from Bombay to Boston. The yogi’s spiritual teachings went on to change the lives of millions.

Paulina Wilk

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The Ways of Kriya Yoga
The Ways of Kriya Yoga
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Marshall Govindan talks about self-realization, Salvador Dali, and visiting an Arabian horse farm in communist Poland.

Tomek Niewiadomski

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How Can You Acquire Vast Knowledge of Traditional Kriya Yoga?
How Can You Acquire Vast Knowledge of Traditional Kriya Yoga?
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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.

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How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually?
How Do We Know Whether We Are Progressing Spiritually?
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“The power of egoism is so strong, that we constantly forget who we truly are: pure being and consciousness.”

Marshall Govindan (Satchidananda)

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Mysteries of the Yogis
Mysteries of the Yogis
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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

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

Aleksandra Reszelska