Alan Lew — Interview

Regina Clarke
So, My Friend, Why Do You Write?
15 min readApr 1, 2022

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…Alan at a Chinese tea ceremony in the central mountains of Taiwan…

In his Medium publication New Earth Consciousness, Alan Lew writes: “Earth’s ascension to a spiritual 5th Dimension is accelerating, bringing new opportunities to create a better world for all.”

His writing speaks often of our shift now into choosing to live in a higher frequency, one that makes peace and compassion and loving kindness the norm, a transformation out of destruction and suffering into creativity and spiritual wholeness. This outlook is one I share and it is what drew me to his publication last year. Alan published some of my writing. I, in turn, read more of his work and that of others who have written for the publication.

His answer to the last question in the interview “Who are you…” and his quotation from Lao Tzu sum up, I feel, the heart of Alan’s vision.

Reading from his own work:

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Welcome, Alan!

Please introduce yourself…tell us a bit more about you and how you got into writing for Medium.

My 33-year career in academia has been all about research and writing. I wrote many academic articles, book chapters, and textbooks. For over 20 years, I was the Editor-in-Chief of a respected academic journal I founded in my specialty areas of human geography and tourism studies. My regional focus was East and Southeast Asia, traveling there at least twice a year, plus some longer stays, to give lectures and do research. (I am half-Chinese and speak some Cantonese and Mandarin.)

2016 was the “International Year of Global Understanding.” I wrote and presented a paper at a conference in Beijing on how we learn about our planet through geography and tourism. That topic expanded to focus on “global consciousness” as I tapped into my decades of meditation practice and interest in Eastern spirituality. Although I was hesitant at first, it turned out that my academic audiences liked what I was saying.

My spiritual interests started when I learned Transcendental Meditation (TM) when I was 19. I have practiced it at least part-time since then. I was also…

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Regina Clarke
So, My Friend, Why Do You Write?

Storyteller and dreamer. I write about the English language, being human, the magic of life, and metaphysics. Ph.D. in English Literature. www.regina-clarke.com