About three months ago, I was visiting my college of choice with my parents during a weekend long trip. On the one night we spent in the town, I was having tumultuous dreams that I couldn't escape from (I'm usually a pretty lucid dreamer). The nightmare started to reach its violent crescendo when everything faded out into a dark blue haze. In my dream I saw a figure, of which I can't entirely describe. However, it emitted a sense of peace and truth, but not friendliness.
I woke up a moment later, only to see this entity hovering just a few feet away. I wear prescription contacts, so the details were blurry. For lack of better words, it had a yam shaped body, with muscular horse legs. It's two featureless arms folded together as if praying, and for a face it had just a dark hole, with waves of what I could only interpret as hair draping over it.
I have not seen the spirit in the waking world since, but it comes to me often in dreams, most often when I'm having a lucid dream. By this point, I have found its name to be Nealaphh, and it guides me through the dream world.
Even more remarkable, is my ability to mentally contact Nealaphh for advice regarding the world of dreams. It's knowledge of other-worldly beings and dream cycles proves invaluable.
If anyone else has a "dream familiar", would you please tell me about them? I'm very curious about this concept.