Talents, abilities were not lost over the ages but simply basically at first hidden than with that suppressed.
The reason for suppression of some outstanding, rare, unusual talent were because ’’ wanting to be accepted wanting to belong into the group’’.
That simply means BE ALIKE … not to be different than the rest of the members.
Just think, if not one of the group members could conjure something out of thin air and you knew you can, than do you really think believe for a second that you could exercise that ability front of this group? FEARK, being a freak .. mutant…oddity…altered, quirky, mad, aberrated : these concepts were not born out of the human awareness but were established over the eons.
More likely what you would get period for exercising that ability is elimination annihilation from the society, the planet itself because by having –being different you would be shaking the establishment and its laws which held the group in solid form: its existence.
Examples: Burning the witches, Spanish inquisition, tar and feathering, stoning to death, KKK or some dictators wanting to establish supremacy of race: beliefs.
All our abilities were hidden, suppressed and slowly forgotten because each civilization we have belonged one time or other had different rules, regulations and abilities.
I recalled on incident when the “use of legs” become in vogue hehehe… that was the thing to do and gliding the body above the surface went out slowly than outlawed by the MAJORITY of the group who walked because always the majority wins, you see when the majority of the group no longer could glide the body over the surface of the terrain, have lost that ability than these members who still could gliding above the surface wrong and those who could still do this were voted out of the group [or had to behave same as others] or had to stop gliding!
You ask: why those who lost the ability has won OVER THE MORE ABLE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP: now reason is because the HEAVIER MORE SOLID MASS OF ENERGY=VIBRATION ALWAYS “”””ALWAYS””” WINS OVER: OVERWHELMS engulfs THE LIGHTER weaker-softer VIBRATION: law of the universe.
The reality the fact the truth remains if anyone want their abilities back has to as-is all the agreements made, the very reasons why the abilities were given up.