You summoned a dragon, see this kind of stuff makes me believe in the astral stuff less... Stop mixing up your dreams with astral projection.
I don't believe in the astral stuff...period. To me it is all fiddlestick. The so-called OOBEs have more to do with lucid dreaming than anything else. The environment we encounter upon a perceived separation from the body could be the conscious mind's last attempt to make sense of the dissociative experience.
well I find myself waking up in a dream not really controlling the experience still at this point. I have friends that I call if I'm in a situation. I cultivate the friendships even when I'm not in astral both for spiritual development to develop control and help if I get into a spot.
When you "wake" up in a dream and you are lucid, you won't be able to control the situation until you believe that you can. Expectation plays a big role. Also, the are many techniques you can employ to make the environment as realistic as possible and to prolong your stay in the non-physical worlds. It is as simple as that. I recommend that you check out Stephen LaBerge, the grandaddy of lucid dreaming. One more thing... your subconscious can exceed your expectations.
so for all you peacefull guys out there. how do you defend yourself. white light does not work all the time.. and you might conjure wepons and such.. but if you dont practice doing theses things it could back fire on you.. and when something hits you and ruins your ap moment cuz you couldent fend it off and you come back to your body. then that was a wast of time for you on there..
I don't feel the need to defend myself the minute I know that my experience is not physical. I simply believe that I am the invincible lord who shapes reality as he sees fit. None of this summoning help and protect yourself nonsense.
By the way, if you return to the body...separate again!