If your soul goes to the afterlife at the start of your cryonic suspension, what happens if you’re thawed out and cured of your disease?

Let’s play around with this a little. Let’s just suppose that one day, cryonic suspension of humans is possible. In cryonic suspension, a person with an incurable terminal illness would be frozen.

When the cure is discovered, the patient would then be thawed out and given the cure, and resume life — even if this thawing occurred 200 years after the freezing began.

In cryonic suspension, the body, technically, is dead (no heartbeat).

So according to this, the patient has an NDE, if you believe that everyone who experiences cardiac arrest has an NDE.

However, a cryogenically preserved body doesn’t decay or decompose, so in that sense — true death doesn’t occur. The tissues are preserved.

So where is this person’s consciousness (astral self, spirit, soul) meanwhile? Does it hover in the “vestibule” between life here on Earth and life in Heaven?

You can’t freeze a soul. You can’t freeze your astral double or spirit…so it has to go somewhere during the suspension. But where?

Maybe you’re thinking, “There’s no point in speculating because we will never achieve this kind of technology in the first place.”

But you don’t know that. Go back to the Renaissance and tell the most brilliant minds of that time that one day, there will be heart transplants.

Tell them that one day doctors will take an unborn baby halfway out of the womb, surgically repair a defect, then put the baby back in to finish up its growth.

Tell them we’ll be able to clone dogs and cats. Tell them one day man will walk on the moon.

What seems impossible even in this day and age may actually one day be a reality, so don’t be quick to dismiss the possibility of cryogenic science — the ability to freeze people and then thaw them out and revive them.

You can’t compare this to what happens to a piece of steak that’s been in your freezer for 20 years.

That steak was not treated chemically or subjected to any kind of medical applications.

However, this all still begs the question:

Where does the soul go during cryonic suspension?

Would the patient have any kind of NDE? Does the patient actually cross over into the afterlife and exist as any deceased person would, in spirit form, doing things that spirits do?

And if so, then suppose 200 years later a cure for their disease is found. Does a spirit guide — or even God — inform that person, “They’ve found a cure for your disease; you have to go back”?

I posed this question to Jeffrey Long, MD, author of the New York Times Best Seller, “Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.” Dr. Long is a radiation oncologist in Houma, Louisiana.

Dr. Long explains, “This is speculative, but my guess would be that their spirit would remain in existence even if their physical consciousness is dormant.

“NDEs point to a collective consciousness.  The collective consciousness seems related to spirit or ‘soul.’  I think that this would operate the same way as people who are physically unconscious for a short period of time.”

For obvious reasons, there have never been any scientific studies regarding what would happen to the soul of a person who’s in cryogenic suspension.

But this topic is utterly fascinating and can drive an all-nighter of discussions. 

dr. longAs a leading NDE researcher and a medical doctor, Dr. Long has appeared on national media including NBC Today, ABC with Peter Jennings, the Dr. Oz Show, the History Channel, the Learning Channel and National Geographic.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.