|i am waiting also to see the reply to this...I've been fascinated with this for decades, and I have some feeling it is my destiny, my final goal.
Growing up I read nietzche, (kind of a maniac), and thought it was funny, kind of like rock& roll. And I learned he froze at the end of his life, (what they would today call catatonic schizophrenia I think, an extreme case), and that was the fact that really fascinated me... He got so crazy he just froze... I wondered where he might have gone and what it would be like.
Then about twenty or more years ago, a television miniseries on public broadcasting called "the lathe of heaven" was shown, and it was sci-fi, which I was into as a kid: a guy could make a wish and change the future (there's a movie a couple of months ago called the "butterfly effect", same premise, much less imaginative), so the guy gets more and more outrageous changing things, eventually there's a race of aliens on earth and a supposedly perfect world and all, and then at the end of the miniseries, as I vaguely remember it, he goes into the dream machine or however he did it one last time, and he goes past the end of time, and the effect is that he "freezes", again, I guess that's catatonic schizophrenia, and again I was deeply fascinated with where did he go and what that must be like.
Then a couple of years ago, I was bouncing a big ball in the house to entertain my pet bird; I bounced it too hard and it hit the central ceiling light, in an amazing and chance event, the light fixture came crashing down, and the light stayed lit, brightly revealed. My bird had watched the whole thing and he was just staring at the lit light bulb. I waved my hand in front of him but he was frozen. Evening came, days went by, and he stayed frozen and silent, staring at the bulb. I thought I broke my bird's mind, but eventually and slowly he came out of it. He's 19 years old now, and fine and healthy.
Where do they go? What must it be like? I am schizotypal, working on a progression into schizophrenia by loading physical and mental stress on myself, in order to watch the amazing movies in my head. When the movies progress all the way, maybe i'll freeze?