Sage Warrior

Sage Warrior

Wake to Oneness, Practice Pleasure, Choose Courage, Become Victory

About the Book

Profound inner wisdom for courageous action—from the author of See No Stranger and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, a “prophetic voice of our generation” (America Ferrera)

How do we find the wisdom to envision a new world and the courage to fight for it?

How do we survive seemingly apocalyptic times?

In a world on fire, how do we find love and joy?

We are not the first to ask these questions—in fact, seeking answers to them forged one of the world's great wisdom traditions. In a time riven by caste, conquest, and cruelty, Sikhs blazed the path of the sant sipahi, the sage warrior. The sage radiates love and Oneness; the warrior activates that ethical power to fight for humanity. These energies empowered the first Sikhs to survive near-annihilation in South Asia nearly half a millennium ago. The sage warrior is the essential archetype for our time of turmoil—one we can all embody to cultivate our souls and transform the world.

Valarie Kaur combines the epic, immersive story of her Sikh ancestors—centering the stories of the women who worked to map the path of the sage warrior—with the chronicle of a personal journey: her pilgrimage with her young  children to the Panjab, India, where the stories unfolded, an occasionally comic adventure woven with sublime moments of connection and insight. Each chapter offers a lesson that emerges from the stories—from practicing pleasure to metabolizing grief to choosing courage.

Sage Warrior shimmers with wisdom: Every story is accompanied by original artwork, music, and meditations, illuminating new ways of seeing and being. This journey is for anyone—from any faith tradition or spiritual practice or none at all—who hungers for a better world and is ready to discover the depth of their own power.
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Praise for Sage Warrior

Sage Warrior is far more than a book—it’s a sacred invitation. Valarie Kaur's courageous exploration of ancestral wisdom combined with her insights are exactly what the world is craving right now.”—Brené Brown, PhD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Atlas of the Heart

“Valarie Kaur is a leading light of love and compassion at a time when the world needs it most. Her voice is essential.”—Isabel Wilkerson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caste

“Kaur pulls courage from the flames of reality, and calls us all toward sovereignty, sacredness, and love. This is the book we need, and Kaur is a sacred wayfinder.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Sage Warrior is a brilliant gem. It is an inspiring healing odyssey and practical guide to unlock our courage, drawing from the deep wisdom and faith of women in the Sikh tradition.”—Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow

“Valarie Kaur is a profound voice in the current wildness, urging us onward out of the darkness, toward love and peace, goodness and thus, freedom.”—Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird and Help, Thanks, Wow

“When prophets speak, the village should listen, and when the village is in need, prophets shall arise. Valarie Kaur is our prophetic voice calling us to reimagine what faith, compassion, and joy must be for our civic village to thrive.”—Reverend Otis Moss III, faith leader and author of Dancing in the Darkness

“Valarie Kaur is a balm-maker. She churns potions to heal and inspire. Hers is a voice of Revolutionary Love—a voice of resistance and resilience, a sovereign voice . . .”—Bhai Baldeep Singh, acclaimed educator, musician, and revivalist of Sikh wisdom and music traditions

“This is a transformative text, a must for our dangerously divided and polarized times.”—Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Sikh scholar and author of The First Sikh: The Life and Legacy of Guru Nanak

Sage Warrior is radical, mystical nutritional juice for transforming a world on fire. Drink up!”—V (formerly Eve Ensler), The Vagina Monologues

“If you want to achieve progressive ideals while bridging divides, this is the book for you.”—Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith America and author of We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy

“In reclaiming the stories of women throughout Sikh history, Valarie Kaur breathes new life into us all, restoring the true birthright of the human family: to live as wisdom keepers and champions of justice . . .”—Mirabai Starr, author of Wild Mercy and Caravan of No Despair
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About the Author

Valarie Kaur
Valarie Kaur is a civil rights activist, lawyer, filmmaker, innovator, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. She has won national acclaim for her story-based advocacy, helping to win policy change on issues ranging from hate crimes to digital freedom. Her speeches have reached millions worldwide and inspired a movement to reclaim love as a force for justice. A daughter of Sikh farmers in California, she earned degrees from Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School and holds an honorary doctorate. She lives in a multigenerational home in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and daughter. More by Valarie Kaur
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Keerat Kaur
Valarie Kaur is a civil rights activist, lawyer, filmmaker, innovator, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. She has won national acclaim for her story-based advocacy, helping to win policy change on issues ranging from hate crimes to digital freedom. Her speeches have reached millions worldwide and inspired a movement to reclaim love as a force for justice. A daughter of Sikh farmers in California, she earned degrees from Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School and holds an honorary doctorate. She lives in a multigenerational home in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and daughter. More by Keerat Kaur
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