It is impossible for human beings to use electricity for non-biological functions
Any chemical reaction that would be utilized specifically to cause the rapid expansion of particles is undiscovered, and no such effect can occur outside of nature
My Question is: How advanced in comparison to historical technological advance could a civilization get without the ability to utilize Electricity and Explosives?
Pointless Backstory: Some 180,000 years after Aramo'irat, the great hunter, created Mankind, the Nature goddess Gahinfofogehey had a terrible nightmare in her halls of wood. She dreamed that a Creation of Aramo'irat would use fire (his gift to them) to extract metals from the Earth. They would use their mastery of metal to become the dominant species, then they would use their metals to extract lighting from heaven and explosives from earth. Using these his creations would bring daylight in the night, wage war on each other, then the earth itself, wiping out half of all life. After conquering the mortal world, they would sail into heaven on fish that flew with fire, and overthrow the gods.
After having the dream she told the Heavenly gods and petitioned them to destroy Aramo'irat's creations, but Aramo'irat threatened that if they tried he would gather all the earthly spirits and wage war on heaven. So, Gahinfofogehey devised a plan. She filled Aramo'irats drinking springs with opium and when he had succumbed to the drug Gahinfofogehey went to Ojotopakitahey, god of storms, and knelt before him, explaining her dream and crying. He was so moved that he removed all lightning from the world, save for his own. Then she went to T'obabiorigehey, god of knowledge, and gave him gifts of Glass wrought into tubes, spheres and shapes that could magnify images. He accepted her gifts and removed all knowledge of explosives from the world. But as she went to Edabi'inogehey, god of fire, Aramo'irat woke from his opium induced slumber and when he realized what was going on he sped to Edabi'inogehey's residence. He reminded him of the blood debt and made him swear that he would not take fire from the world. When she came, she brought him a volcano spirit for a wife (since he was made of fire, no woman would marry him), but when he explained that he could not take fire from the world she left with the volcano spirit. After she left he cursed Mankind, the favorite of Arimo'irat's creations, that fire would thereafter burn and disfigure them whenever they tried to hold it to use it. Then he cursed Gahinfofogehey's creations that fire will eat their flesh and burn their homes whenever thunder struck.