Here’s another psychic / medium with a history of neurological incidents. Maureen Hancock is a contemporary medium in Massachusetts who had several neurological traumas earlier in her life.
At age 18 months, she got lead-paint poisoning. Her brain swelled, she was in a coma for 2 ½ weeks, had emergency brain surgery with a shunt installed, chelation, and was in and out of the hospital for the next three years, miraculously surviving without disability a toxic exposure sufficient to kill five adults!
She had regular chelation for three years, and immediately after completing the therapy, at age 5, she started seeing and hearing full body apparitions. Over the years, she was highly ambivalent about this and other abilities. On the one hand, she devoured parapsychology books, but at the same time, she tried hard to suppress the phenomena and “be normal.”
Then, at age 24, she had a car accident resulting in massive face and head trauma -- a skull fracture, leaking spinal fluid, pulverized bones in her face. She felt and heard her deceased grandmother in the car during the accident. And she spontaneously healed – each test over the next two weeks showed further healing, and no surgery was required. Immediately after this, her psychic / mediumistic abilities burgeoned. She started to hear hundreds of spirit voices, and have much more psi.
From that point on, she increasingly accepted her calling to do energy healing and mediumship, and has been practicing in this field ever since. She is now about 44 and highly successful and sought after. There have been no more neurological injuries.
The anthropological psychologist Holger Kalweit has studied shamanism around the world. He has observed that a person who is destined to be a shaman is often struck by various illnesses and calamities that put her / his normal life on hold for a long time, and that the tribulations only cease once the individual surrenders to the call and agrees to practice as a shaman.
In other words, the shamanic path hammers the practitioner into adaequatio! :)