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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!

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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
The Origins of Immortality
The Origins of Immortality
Magazine / society

The archaeology of prehistoric burial sites suggests a number of interesting aspects to the belief in life after death.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
The Russian Prophet of Immortality
The Russian Prophet of Immortality
Magazine / culture

Nikolai Fyodorov believed that only resurrection of the dead could save the world. His extraordinary vision fascinated the likes of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.

Michał Milczarek

Magazine / science
Trees Die Twice
Trees Die Twice
Magazine / science

Trees not only live much longer than humans and other animals – they also die differently, piece-by-piece, in a carefully-planned process.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / society
Deadly Spells
Deadly Spells
Magazine / society

In some of Australia and New Zealand’s Indigenous communities, shamans are able to successfully will death on others – as long as the target believes in such ‘spells’.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
Instructions for Departure
Instructions for Departure
Magazine / culture

In contemporary Western culture, death is taboo. Yet Buddhism illustrates how we can take a different approach to death; one that is not as dissimilar as we might expect.

Aleksandra Woźniak

Reading / society
In Death There Is Also Life
In Death There Is Also Life
Reading / society

Philosopher and anthropologist of science Vinciane Despret talks about the phenomenon of death midwives, and how we can cultivate a different approach to grief.

Paulina Małochleb

Reading / culture
Jewels of Tears and Loss
Jewels of Tears and Loss
Reading / culture

Between the Middle Ages and the turn of the 19th century, the custom of wearing mourning jewellery flourished, especially among the British elite.

Tomasz Wichrowski

Magazine / society
Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun
Magazine / society

Inca customs around death and the afterlife not only involved mummification – they were also influenced by beliefs in the cult of the sun.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / culture
When Will You Die?
When Will You Die?
Reading / culture

Reveal when you’re going to die – or, indeed, if you’re already dead – in this personality test from the Everything’s Gonna Be Alright trio.

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Reading / society
No Cards for Father’s Day
No Cards for Father’s Day
Reading / society

Talking to ourselves about death is difficult enough, let alone raising the topic with our children or parents.

Mikołaj Łoziński

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