Wow, that's a really interesting history! I've been wanting to know more about the people who "see" supernatural things. I assume you weren't faking it (otherwise the church leader cult route would have been the obvious path). So did you hallucinate, and if so how real were the visions? Or was all the "seeing" done by the other people you were guiding? I'd love to know more.
I'm getting very interested in the brain and how it works - especially in regards to religious experiences. Do you have any books you could recommend?