I’ve actually recently experienced an encounter with one of these entities myself during a spirit journey, glad I could find this thread when I did. Maybe this will be of some help to you… I was shifting through dimensions through a technique I recently acquired, so I didn’t get a long look, but long enough to see it clearly. While sitting in the astral plane, I saw a shift in the patterns on the wall, which I thought was normal since the geometric patterns in a space would appear throughout, but this was different. While doing shrooms on a previous occasion, me and a friend both experienced what we called “tendrils,” tentacle type things only visible in a prismatic way that rooted themselves into our minds, gave us a feeling of being more “in tune” spiritually, which my friend expressed doubts about. Now remember, this was before my spirit journey, which was worlds more intense. Back to the geometric pattern change during this spirit journey. The walls had an appearance like a shattered mirror, triangular wedges building up the space to my right, which was consistent up until the point where I saw the wall in front of me. There was an edge to the pattern, where a second, different pattern was blanketing the walls and ceiling into the next room to my left. I followed the pattern, which was prismatic, tubular and elongated, stretched tight against every surface. They were tendrils, I could recognize these from my previous trips… But usually they were cloaked, blended into the world like a vitreol eye floater, but this time the tendrils were prismatic and vibrantly visible. I kept following the tendrils to their source, until my eyes settled on a being that stood in the next room. These tendrils wrapped around the fromt of its body, the face, chest and arms covered in front by a mass of these tendrils. As I kept staring at it, I guess I took it somewhat by surprise, because upon seeing me look upon it, that’s when it happened. It leapt against the ceiling, suspended by these tendrils, its form now fully squid-like. It looked right at me, jumping from space to space, checking if I could still see it. At its center mass, there was a space I knew its face would exist, but the space was void… remember that this thing had taken a prismatic effect, and that it was fully colored with a psychadelic pallor of color… but even with that, the space where a face would exist was lacking in color. I was with a friend at the time, who was sitting next to me, and after our trip we related our experiences to each other. Here’s what happened to him… he was focused on the space to his right shortly after I spotted this thing, which was to my left. He felt a presence, felt that it treated him as if he was in the way, and it began to consume off of his energy. He never saw this thing, but it happened at the same exact time I saw the squid. Later, we both suspected this thing was familiar, so we did a bit of research, and eventually I found a page on “Astral squids.” The description fit this thing perfectly, which was eerie since it took a bit of doing to find this page on a spirit forum, and it described something I didn’t know, but had already seen. Some people relate their encounters with them on the astral plane, describing them as manipulative, energy-feeding parasites, some tear open the flesh of the astral self to create more portals for them to enter through… they’re regarded as extremely powerful, but also very hard to get rid of. For example, I’ve read threads saying that they would enter through a portal, usually opened by another source, a leader or “queen” if you will. They’d hide in a space parallel to ours in its own private dimension, which is where I surprised it. If one were to banish it, throw it back through its portal, and finally feel peace from it disappearing, they all say they’d turn around and it’d be right there. But at the same time, I feel like this “parasite” label could be an oversimplification. My encounter with it was in no way harmful, but perhaps it was to my friend… ? Maybe it isn’t even attached to me, but him, or maybe even both of us…? Either way… this was an interdimensional being, and I’m sure that it first took its place when I took shrooms with my friend, but seeing it clear as day on its own turf, fully visible, then finding out what it was the next day… it was unreal. Be careful what kind of deals you make, be extremely clear about the terms and the desired outcome.