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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
All the Religions of India
All the Religions of India
Magazine / society

Although predominantly Hindu, the Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four major world religions—and is tolerant of many more.

Maciej Wesołowski

Magazine / society
The Hero in the Labyrinth
The Hero in the Labyrinth
Magazine / society

The American mythologist spent his life examining the cultural role of stories and synthesizing their common motifs into a universal tale of the human experience.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
The Wheels of Energy
The Wheels of Energy
Magazine / culture

Ancient Hindu and Buddhist Tantra describe various focal points on the human body, which can be “worked” on to attain physical and psychological benefits.

Agnieszka Rostkowska

Magazine / society
Those Who Dispel the Darkness
Those Who Dispel the Darkness
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The Hindu spiritual teachers of the subcontinent play an important role in everyday life, acting as exemplary guides. Yet they are not without their controversies.

Maciej Wesołowski

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

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
Faith in Imagination
Faith in Imagination
Magazine / science

Scientist and priest Michał Heller talks about the steam engine, theology, and physical problems with materialism.

Wojciech Bonowicz

Magazine / culture
In the Footsteps of Russian Spirituality
In the Footsteps of Russian Spirituality
Magazine / culture

“The Way of a Pilgrim” is a classic work of 19th-century Eastern Orthodox mysticism that charts the travels of an anonymous Russian ascetic. Its influence has also spread to the West.

Mikołaj Gliński

Magazine / society
The Siberian Spiritualist
The Siberian Spiritualist
Magazine / society

The emergence of Aleksandr Gabyshev – a lone shaman with Moscow in his sights – has had repercussions both for Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Russian shamanism.

Albert Jawłowski

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