What I found as an explanation or easier to understand analogy is the powers of the Darkforce vs the Lightforce. The Darkforce consumes the Lightforce and grows stronger but the light can just as easily repel the darkness and destroy it. Neither truly came before the other except in perception and both are necessary to truly evolve. Look at Bardon’s electromagnetic volts and what do you notice? That the magnetic fluid or darkness always surrounds the electric fluid or the light. They balance each other by their forces in such a way that as one grows in power the other also grows and in a dynamic that contains infinite potential for change. I find it is more about consuming the light to bring it within but not actually destroying it but balancing it by becoming the source, the neutral power between the two settles the conflict of forces into the dynamic of the volt, the darkness on the inside surrounding and harnessing the light that would otherwise disperse itself without the means of concentration.
I don’t agree with all the ideology and phrasing of the book seeing it as just one mans interpretation of these forces and principles that while conceptually represents the same him is not set in a way to be true for me and so it needs analogy and experimentation to find the true concept as it applies to my use and for others. For example a fruit that is round grows on a vine and red inside vs a vegetable that grows upon a vine and is red all the way through; both those phrases describe a tomato but can be seen as different enough to not truly be the same but to one person one phrasing will make sense and will be immediately understood while the other is something else entirely. That sort of analogy though I didn’t quite use the best example and tomatoes are often considered both a fruit and vegetable in some circles despite scientifically being a fruit.
The key to understanding it is to relate the text and forces through analogies to a reference you know of and can work from to understand the rest. Kurtis Joseph even says a few times through the book from what I have seen to go based on your own experiences even indirectly implying you should ignore everything he is saying in terms of philosophy and ideology if your experience with those forces points contrary. So the content at its base is rather good I just don’t go as much for some of the phrasing and presentation and kinda feel it is a bit over the top but then again I mostly like things presented in fairly objective technical formats for many things where the balance of forces is clearly seen.
Now if you are familiar at all with the Warhammer 40k universe for example you know the chaos gods are living embodiments of the psychic energy of existence and life in relation to various forces, concepts, and powers that reached a critical stage and through the collective consciousness developed their own being so they are good examples of say Ahriman and the Divs in both being internal and external but ultimately originating from yourself. Ahura Mazda is also such a being representing an internal force same as Ahriman and the Divs at the end of the day but represents a personification of the scattered powered and dogma. So a living personification of all dogma and scattered ineffectual will. In effect he is the electric fluid when not contained or utilized as ultimately expansive to its own ineffectiveness and detriment it is be the application of darkness or the magnetic fluid that the light can be focused and applied to great effect either as a dominant influence or a guiding force the darkness that cannot guide itself or in perfect balance. The downside the magnetic fluid or darkness is that without the expansive and guiding power of the light to draw and guide it through influence it is ultimately stagnant through its own consumption. It can be seen also as Will and Imagination. One without the other is wasted but both combined gives rise to intent and action leading to change.
Rather longer and more rambling than I intended but that is what I am getting so far. Also the relation to the Darkforce and Lightforce I was led to by a certain project as the analogy to start with to balance the powers involved.