That's an incredible story, I really enjoy reading things from you as you definitely show your excitement and how you felt as if I was there with you. I had some kind of idea of Hell being a bit like roman times, marble structures and temples and what not, but what you described is actually much nicer.
As for using Lucid Dreams to see my GD I have many reasons to believe my GD is Andras and really don't want to bother him if I don't need to even if I ask whether it's okay first. He was busy yesterday or so I presumed as I gave a try at calling my GD to me for directing energy on the Wealth & Prosp ritual but felt nothing with me, which was perfectly okay and went through with it anyways. I'll just have to ask for someone else tonight that Satan might be able to send in his stead.
I keep a dream journal as well and notice the pattern of gloomy or dark themes such as overcast days, night and thick fog, anything that gives a sense of emptiness or 'creepiness' are things I find comfort in which may explain such a recurring thing; there is the occasional sunny dream of course.
Also I think I have some form of understanding about 'material' in the astral. You can forge it's matter into what you want, create as you wish, but anything that has it's own sentience or doesn't necessarily 'belong' to you is a lot more difficult to affect if at all and instead requires actual power from your soul - or at least that's what I'm speculating.
I'm also glad to hear that progress means hard work. There's a very strong sense of accomplishment as you build yourself up spiritually and all manner of effort isn't easy, as it shouldn't be. If I could reach godhood in a day, where's the satisfaction? There needs to be 'pain', there needs to be discipline and there needs to be struggle if one wants to climb to the top. I just wish more of our members knew this and saw it as a healthy challenge instead of an obstacle.