Everything looks like a human, insect or animal to me. I assume it’s how my brain interprets things because I’ve rarely seen anything that looks like a monster or demon or anything even scary to view.
Like the thing I freak out when I see it in the astral is scorpions. They are like huge, big as my head kinda things- but they look and feel real and will attack me.
I’ve see shadows jump to life, or come out of the ground when working with Hecate, but overall the experiences I’ve had in other planes are almost just like real life ones, except I don’t know anyone and magic works a bit more literally than I expect it to.
I found things don’t just appear out of thing air because I said they should- for one you have to understand how to will it, which is basically think it into existence, but for two in my little world it has to make sense.
Like I can’t snap my fingers and make pizza out of thin air, unless I’m aiming it at a plate or an oven. If I aim it at a plate I get a pizza crust, aim it an oven and I get whole cooked pizza.
So idk. I encounter as many animals as people, some of both of these have attacked me and I’ve absorbed them, others things apparently on my side have stepped in front of me and kicked the offenders ass, but I’ve never encountered what I would expect to see from reading others peoples encounters on the topic.
I think imagination comes into how things appear, also how we expect them to appear and without being able to make pictures in my mind- I can’t out of body imagine in pictures either, so I think I’m operating minus the filter of the visual imagination, it I can’t actually be sure.
Even my cartoon looking servitors don’t appear like that when I am out, or dreaming- they look like animals or people. I don’t get it because other people see the image I intend for them to, but I don’t, at least not out of body. I do here if I am given images, but not every spirit gives me images to view, and I assumed their appearance to me here would match the other planes, but eh not for me.
I had a local crow appear to me as a human in my dreams once , and that doesn’t make sense to me either, because surely a talking bird wouldn’t have been to weird for my brain.