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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 / society
The Yellow Dragon of the Yellow River
The Yellow Dragon of the Yellow River
Magazine / society

Across thousands of years, the colour yellow has held many meanings within Chinese society and culture.

Aleksandra Woźniak

Magazine / society
Practise Courage, Abstain from Wrongdoing
Practise Courage, Abstain from Wrongdoing
Magazine / society

The Celtic Druids possessed great knowledge and were highly respected, yet they tended to be violent – and did not have to be men.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / society
The Knights-Erroneous
The Knights-Erroneous
Magazine / society

The Celtic cultural tradition stretches across at least one millennium – and is most recognizable in the various versions of the Arthurian legends.

Marta Kmerzanka

Magazine / society
The Patter of Raindrops
The Patter of Raindrops
Magazine / society

The sounds of rain can feel comforting and relaxing. Yet in the face of changing weather, rain can also be harbinger of environmental disaster.

Renata Lis

Reading / society
Bleeding for the Sun
Bleeding for the Sun
Reading / society

The Aztecs didn’t only carry out human sacrifices—assisted by priests, they also offered their own blood to the gods.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / science
Psychology Is Our Modern Mythology
Psychology Is Our Modern Mythology
Magazine / science

Contemporary psychology – with its rites, symbols and stories – plays the same role for modern humankind as mythology once played for our forebears.

Rami Gabriel

Reading / society
The Touch of God
The Touch of God
Reading / society

At the temples of Asclepius, patients were cured by the ancient Greek god of healing, who would visit them in visions or dreams.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
Life-Giving, Lethal, Prophetic
Life-Giving, Lethal, Prophetic
Magazine / culture

The mythologies and meanings of water across history and various cultures seem to share some similarities – from its life-giving properties to the flood myth.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight
The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight
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

Magazine / culture
Stairway to Heaven
Stairway to Heaven
Magazine / culture

Mountains hold a powerful place in the cultural imagination, not only as impressive feats of nature, but also as sacred, foundational sites.

Ewa Pluta

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