These spheres Segal describes are integral parts of his storyline for Devine Intervention
, which he says is a “series [that] chronicles a messenger from God who begins preaching a new religion.” Drawing on his intensive research of the major religions of the world – for which he says he spent two years studying – Segal has created a new philosophy on God, which draws heavily on Buddhism and Kabbalism. He says he’s studied everything from mysticism to Islam, fiction to philosophy, going to the library every two to three weeks to check out six to eight books at a time.
Segal’s energy has not only extended to his research, but also to getting his work published. After sending his material to numerous publishing houses to no avail, he ended up self-publishing through three different companies: Amazon, AuthorHouse and Xlibris. And while he describes the sales as “not good,” he says he's hopeful and continues his passion with fervor, putting out e-versions and bound copies that are available for purchase on his website
. In the meantime, he continues to promote his series while also plotting his next big plan: turning his idea into a movie.
Kirsten Stamn is a student reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods
, the publication of Temple University's Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab.