You got a long, tough road ahead of you.
They never told you, but there's a failsafe. A small trinket, looks like it's made out of a strange flecked gold, sort of like a Celtic knot only not symmetrical at all and not continuous. It was first seen in 1912, in Cairo. Went through a series of merchants, ended up in the British Museum, went missing during the first World War, presumed stolen but no arrest was ever made.
You find this, and as long as you hold it it'll keep you from manifesting fully. Otherwise, get ready to welcome the apocalypse.