So in my Lightning War series, I need to have a character lose her psychic and telekinetic abilities temporarily. In my magic system (which isn't really a magic system since it's based on pseudoscience, which has also helped put my books in an awkward position straddling the line between sci-fi and urban fantasy), the seven chakras of the body commonly talked about in a spiritual context exist in the forms of bundles of special nerve tissue called chakral tissue running up the spine onto the top of the head capable of creating an electromagnetic field around the body, called an aura. The energy that feeds this field comes from the collision of the light and dark astral planes, parallel universes made of energy, and if the energy composing things from both of them comes together it can create energy on the physical plane. Most people aren't even aware that this process happens around them daily, but through a small genetic mutation in the top chakra, called the crown chakra, some are able to control larger levels of astral energy consciously and use the effects of this energy to do different things, mainly telekinesis that reacts differently with different materials, but their hypersensitivity to this energy can allow them to "feel" what's going on around them, such as a person's thoughts or intentions. In Volume I of the series, Dale, Blake, Alina, and Dylyn (my four mains) join the United States Paranormal Combat Force, a top secret branch of the military for people with these abilities. All of them but Dylyn have working abilities. They eventually come to learn that Dylyn was attacked as a child by a dark person, a manifestation made by Zozo (antagonist in Volume I, heavily based on the occult) which took her telekinesis away, but Corporal Hughes (their base commander) says that she can get it back. During the final fight at the end of the first book, Dylyn needs to get her abilities back somehow while fighting so that she can help cause the "beginning of the end" of that fight. The only way to block abilities in the books as of now is to hit somebody over the crown of the head with plenty of force. This can cause a bunch of sensitive neurons in the crown chakra to fire out of control and completely disable the victim's abilities for anywhere from five minutes to a whole day. In Volume III, you'll meet Latya, a character who fights almost entirely by shooting people with a sling shot and aiming for their heads, allowing others to get them more easily. So in the context of this magic system, what does this entity do to Dylyn to temporarily take away her telekinesis? It's a major plot hole, but it's one that needs filled. As the series goes on, all five of my mains (yes, I add one more in Volume II) end up having something against the Illuminati that goes beyond the war, and this has to be Dylyn's.