What is your emotional state while traveling ? Astral body is also known as the emotional body. If you are carrying a slight doubt or negativity in the back of your head, in astral it will magnify.
Astral travel you aren’t going anywhere out of your body but inside your deep mind. You are not leaving your body.
How could you be defeated or chased in your own head if You don’t allow it yourself ?
In real life what is the most prolific non magickal attack you know? For eg i am a a wrestling fan, when growing up I used to watch a lot Brock Lesnar, I thought his finishing move was the most devastating one.
Each time ( rarely although) if I am attacked I would use the finishing move on the entity, I knew firmly, without any doubt ! The move will kill him.
And I rarely have a parasite attacking me cause I know for sure I can’t be reached nor attacked and I have developped some personal technics.
If you see for eg a Lion attacking you, do not look at him for too long otherwise you mind will emerge dark memories or deep fears you won’t be able control because your conscious mind is shut down to keep you safe from your hidden emotions instead use this trick, look somewhere with a thought back in your head that when you will turn again to the lion there will be a Tiger fighting him. This is the trick. If you try to imagine directly the tiger he won’t manifest in front of you, instead let your subconscious do that while you are not seeing it. This is a secret of manifestation, let the back of your mind manifesting without you seeing the process. When God appeared to Moses in flamme, Moses could only see his back of manifestation. He couldn’t see the process behind manifestation. When tasking a spirit, you want to only focus on the result, not how the spirit will proceed in each step to manifest your desires
If you see a terrible entity, do not look at him directly and try to manifest your weapon in front of him. It won’t be potent, instead use different tricks. For eg if you are too scared start running , say to yourself at the corner when I turn, the sun will rise (don’t try to manifest or imagine a bright just feel it for a second ). When you turn the sun will rise, after that say to yourself, “at the right corner the sun will be so bright, it will be burning things around, I will be hearing the dark shadow crying for his life” you feel it for a moment as you keep running.
And then you stop, with a simple thought know that behind you the sun is shining l. Don’t even think once of the shadow cause he’s already gone.
This trick helps your subconscious to manifest thing faster and efficiently. If you use your conscious mind to manifest it won’t be so strong because there will always be that inherent fear unless you have been practicing and experiencing this for a long time. With time you won’t need these tricks anymore.