It appears that you’re developing a perspective or theory that involves the life-cycle stages and the concept of time, non-linearity, and systems thinking. Here’s an initial attempt to frame your requirements:
1. Time: Time is the fundamental medium in which these life-cycle stages exist and interact. However, time is not necessarily linear. It could be cyclical or multi-dimensional, allowing for the interconnectedness of different life stages.
2. Non-linear Life-Cycle Stages: The stages of non-existence, birth, life, death, and after-existence are not strictly sequential. They are interwoven throughout a being’s existence. Elements or experiences of “after-existence” may manifest during the “birth” stage or “life” stage, and vice versa. This suggests a fluid, non-linear progression through these stages, with the potential for recursion and feedback loops.
3. Systems Thinking: Each individual or object is seen as a system with its own lifespan, functioning across time. The stages of the life cycle (non-existence, birth, life, death, and after-existence) can be seen as different states or phases within this system. Interactions and transitions between these stages/states might be influenced by internal and external factors, leading to complex, emergent behaviors over time.
These three components seem to form the backbone of a holistic, time- and system-centric perspective on existence. This perspective could be used to explore a wide range of phenomena, from the development of individual consciousness to the evolution of societies or ecosystems.