I see it the other way.I feel you can not define
life/consciousness out of the concept of time.
Now Ecc 3 speaks of time...a season for every activity
this bespeaks of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
a time to be born a time to die a time to kill a time to heal
now listen to this v 11
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;yet...
they can not fathom what God has done from beginning to end
THIS THE TREE OF LIFE.......OUR FAMILY TREE
THAT IS OUTSIDE THE REALM OF TIME...ABOVE
indeed...for this reason...Adam Eve were ousted from the
garden before they could eat of the TOL and remain in that time
TIME IS NO MORE when...the dead are conscious of nothing
and when LIFE SWALLOWS UP DEATH
p.s. I had a vision of my walking in the pavillions in heaven, and I looked over and there was Seth transformed himself into a clock,
of which the arms went round and round.And I said,
'ALRIGHT,SETH, I KNOW IT'S YOU' and we laughed.