Ash, this is excellent information and I thank you for posting it! I wish you had posted it a few years earlier, though.
...I need to send you a PM and I apologize in advance for the length of it. But I have been trying to deal with my situation on my own not knowing what the hell I was doing until now...and I don't know if it's over yet, but if not, I need serious help with it. :/
I DO want to ask here, though (for those who might benefit from the answer), if you are dealing with a living entity and you don't respond as they had hoped to their physical attacks (i.e. not freaking out or anything...just acting casual)...is it possible they could move on to attacking your closest personal relationships and make you feel suicidal? ...while giving you nightmares and visions of your life being burned to ashes?
If you don't react to their initial tactics and happen to be a particularly "delicious" energy...is it possible they may resort to these other tactics to get what they want? ...and if you cut YOURSELF off from the last of your emotional ties after they have removed those closest to you...is it possible they may resort to creating an all-around hostile environment wherever you go if you still haven't learned HOW to deal with them?