It's interesting that you talk about those in between places. I have astral projected by accident a bunch of times, having mixed feelings about where I ended up. I want to learn how to do it on purpose, but I don't understand how you are supposed to steer yourself. Also how do you snap out of it? I don't want to go there until I know how to come back. If you have any advice I would love to hear it.
"The previous time this happened i opened my eyes to something on the top of my neck and head. He sounded like a distraught beast and was shaking on top of me, also had a metal rod or cane with holes through it. I was able to say love though and when i did he ran away before i snapped out of t.
It feels as if the astral plane is in between the dream and waking state. Hrm."
So you are aware that you can bring things back with you, is it really as simple as visualizing love to get rid of them? About where it is, that's the one thing I am sure of. It's right on the edge of sleep, have you ever had that falling feeling right before you are about to start dreaming, and it wakes you up. I picture that as tripping over the astral world on your way through the door.