In his Guide of the Perplexed (2:25,) Maimonides admits that it is possible that G-d created the world out of nothing (creatio ex nihilo,) or from preexisting material. He felt that it is easier to believe that G-d formed the world from preexisting matter, but he prefers creatio ex nihilo since it fits with the principles in the belief in miracles.
Is Maimonides rejecting the view of Aristotle, his favorite philosopher, whose views he generally accepts? Or was he using what Plato called "a noble lie," an untruthful statement for the multitude? Many scholars feel that Maimonides believed that G-d does not interfere with the laws of nature G-d created. When he says that he accepts this belief due to his belief in miracles, he is actually hinting to his wise readers that he accepts the views of Aristotle, as he usually does. Thus, while he writes in Guide 2:25 that he believes in miracles, the educated reader should mine his writings for his true views.
Since miracles, as according to Maimonides do not occur, it follows that no one was ever able to "tap into" the supernatural realm." Not everyone will agree with this list but I list them because they are thought-provoking. The list is the following:
(1) Moses’ staff was a trick that the Egyptians were also able to perform; some say they were able to put the snake to sleep and make it appear to be a staff until thrown on the ground. If it happened it was a trick. The Torah states that even the Egyptian wise men could do the trick.
(2) Balaam as a Prophet. However, Maimonides understands that prophecy is a higher level of intelligence.
(3) King Saul was tricked by the witch of En-dor. Saul was driven by emotions for his drive to conquer.