I personally know shamans/healers/witches who see and hear otherwordly stuff like God/Angels/Spirits/etc. and with the help of it heal sick persons.
Also my Angels/Spirits told me that having visions and hearing voices is a gift from God.
So how come in the western world such gifts were pathologized as sicknessess?
Was it because of the churches witchhunt in fear of black magic and the lack of better explanations of unexplainable catastrophes/accidents , though also prophets had the gift of seeing and hearing, and in the following the witches and the like started hiding and couldn’t inherit their wisdom openly, and fewer people could be recruited, and such wisdom also got forgotten by the majority, and through a rigid church and their interpetation of creed, and in the following age of science, through the loss of that (witches) wisdom and the lack of better explanations, and because of that a loss of spirituality occured, science started to pathologize such states as madness, especially since some of the fellas had some kind of psychological strain, and these fellas had not the wisdom of the witches how to handle such states of consciousness.
Now in the vicinity of a pardigm change, because of the findings of quantum physics and through it reemerging spirituality, and reacknowledging millenia old wisdom, this pathologizing could or better should come to an end.