Looby has published 3 books; People and Permaculture, 7 Ways to Think Differently and Strands of Infinity.
People and Permaculture is the first book to directly explore the ways in which we can use permaculture principles and design to enhance our well-being, relationships and society.
7 Ways to Think Differently explores ways to address personal, social and environmental concerns in simple practical steps in our daily lives, helping us to make incremental, achievable changes.
Strands of Infinity is Looby’s latest release. This is a collection of over 40 poems which take the reader on a journey from the global to the personal.
You can order each of the books below and read more about them, and reviews for them.
If you want them signed to anyone specifically please let me know. And if you want to order more than one, please do so and I can send them together and refund you postage (this is easier than having numerous paypal buttons).
Strands of Infinity – poetry to reconnect.
This is Looby’s newly released collection of poems. They are based on the themes of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects; Coming from Gratitude, Honouring our Pain, Seeing with New Eyes and Going Forth. Written over a 5 year span they bring an extraordinary depth of connection and insights.
Published November 2016.
Signed copies available direct from Looby with a 20% discount for £6.00 and £5 each when ordering 5 copies. (You can also buy from my website Spirals of abundance along with other fair trade goodies but please note that website only works from computers not phones or tablets)
See below for some reviews of Strands of Infinity.
Strands of infinity £6.00 plus £1.40 postage to UK
Strands of infinity £6.00 plus £3.85 postage to Europe
Strands of infinity £6.00 plus £4.95 postage to rest of the world
Praise for Strands of infinity
I am a huge fan of Looby Macnamara. Her profound insights and skill with the written word always touch me deeply. This extraordinary collection of her poetry takes us on a journey, reminding us of our great love for our Earth and our ability to create connection to the wonders of all life. She touches our deep emotions as she explores our common feelings of outrage, injustice and empathy that these present times bring, and brings us to a place of stillness, timelessness and personal empowerment. It reads like a good book, and is a veritable feast for the soul!
Glennie Kindred, Author, artist and editor of the Earth Pathways diary
Looby Macnamara’s poems are soul medicine. Read them and feel the healing effect.
Satish Kumar, editor of Resurgence
Strands of Infinity is journey of words to nourish the soul: secular prayers of sacred eternity; songs of remembering, of loss, gratitude and joy; visionary mouthfuls of encouragement, freedom and possibility that remind us what it is to be fully human.
Lucy H. Pearce, author Burning Woman, Moon Time, The Rainbow Way. Founder Womancraft Publishing.
Looby is a voice to listen to and savour in these times. She invites us to step more deeply into our joy, passion and courage, embracing the adventure of playing our part in the larger life we belong to.
Chris Johnstone, Co-author of Active Hope and Author of Find Your Power.
These are poems to be enjoyed sitting around a fire on a starry night in good company. Read them aloud, share them with friends, and let Looby’s words encourage you to step out, write and share yours too. May there be many circles and many starry nights when we join together and create connections through our words, with each other.
Maddy Harland, editor and co-founder, Permaculture Magazine
Our world so needs words of love and inspiration to breath us gently and fully in tune with the heart beat of the planet. Looby’s poems ignite us, soothe us, stir our hearts and our souls. They call us to express our feelings, connect, imagine, act… They invite us to surrender, discover and be who we’re deeply meant to be, at peace with ourselves and with all that is. Thanks Looby for sharing your love and passion for a better world.
Robin Clayfield; Author, Facilitator and Social Permaculture Pioneer
Looby writes her soulful poetry in a way that is heart opening and invigorating. Exploring the personal and the global in insightful and poetic ways she invites and inspires us to remember our interconnectedness. Not one to hide her own questions and enquiry on the journey, in Strands of Infinity Looby shares her personal vulnerabilities, passions, bliss and wisdoms, showing us through her words a rich path forward to wholeness and possibility.
Jules Heavens, facilitator and founder of the ‘Keepers of the Flame’ mystery school for women, writer, and a ‘poetry as medicine’ carrier.
People and Permaculture – Caring and designing for ourselves, each other and the planet by Looby Macnamara
Written by permaculture teacher and founder of Spirals of abundance, Looby is happy to sign copies before sending. People and Permaculture was published in 2012 and is the first ever book to directly explore the application of permaculture principles and design to people based systems.
If you would like to order 10 copies or more please use the contact page and we can arrange special delivery.
Signed copies available for purchase below. Buying direct from the author is much appreciated.
This is the first book to explore how to use permaculture design and principles for people – to restore personal, social and planetary well-being.
This book widens the definition of permaculture from being mainly about land based systems to taking it right into the heart of our own lives, relationships and society. This book provides a framework to help each of us improve our ability to care for ourselves, our friends and families, and for the Earth. It is a clear guide for experienced permaculturists and anyone new to permaculture, and anyone who wants to live a more creative, abundant life. People and Permaculture, will transform the context of permaculture making it relevant to everyone.
Divided into 6 parts we are guided from the personal to the bigger picture.
Part 1 – contains a detailed introduction to permaculture design and principles as applied to people.
Part 2 – looks at the tools and techniques we can use in our own lives; how we can transform our internal landscape, enhance our well-being and be at our best.
Part 3 – investigates ways of creating harmony in our relationships and groups, through our communication and decision making
Part 4 – explores a wider vision for our social systems, in particular health and education
Part 5 – moves on to explore how to expand our feelings of connection across the globe.
Part 6 – focuses on how we can manifest a positive future with the use of a new design framework specifically created for people-based designs.
Including over 50 practical activities, People & Permaculture empowers readers with tried and tested tools to initiate positive change. It is a hands-on, powerful guide to creating a sustainable world.
(see below for the option to buy both books together and save money)
7 Ways to Think Differently
Looby’s second book was published in 2014. It builds upon the lessons of People and Permaculture as well as bringing them together in a simple and accessible format. The 2 books can be read in any order.
The thoughts and actions of people past and present have determined the current state of our planet. If we change our thinking, we can change the health of our own lives, and also the future state of our world. 7 Ways to Think Differently explores ways to address personal, social and environmental concerns in simple practical steps in our daily lives, helping us to make incremental, achievable changes. As well as addressing our internal landscapes, Looby explains how individuals and communities can work together to achieve positive change. She also explores the current political and mainstream paradigms and where they are leading us.
• Abundance thinking
• Solutions thinking
• Systems thinking
• Thinking like nature
• Co-operative thinking
• Thinking for the future
• From thought to action
These ways to think differently are influential alternatives to the current mindset and can shift us to a better present, as well as setting us on a trajectory towards a better future. This is for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world. Looby offers potent medicine for a world full of challenges.
People and permaculture and 7 Ways to Think Differently – £18.95 with £12.80 postage to rest of the world