How about when we sleep or are under anesthesia?
LOL You had to ruin the fantasy, didn't you?
What is it which dreams? What is it which says”I” am going to do x? The soul needs a living body with which to function fully. It does not need it to exist.
If you cast your left eye into Hell so the rest of you can go to Heaven, it does weird things to your state vector.
Anesthesia is the real experience. With modern drugs, like proposal, transition to and from consciousness is instantaneous with no sense of either going to sleep or waking up. Just bang, she is fooling with the IV, and you’re suddenly in another place, with no instantaneous knowledge that anything even happened in between. When death occurs, does some odd form of consciousness suddenly revive beyond the effects of the drugs?
I'm more awake when I'm asleep than I am when I'm awake! Anesthesia is another story, and cessation of life processes yet another.
maior enim turbae disiectus material
consequitur leto, nee quisquam expergitus exstat,
frigida quem semel est vitai pausa secuta
"for a greater dispersion of the disturbed matter takes place at death, and no one awakens and rises whom the cold stoppage of life has once overtaken."
Lucretius - circa 60 BC