Type of Spiritual Experience
The implication here is that John believed that the Ultimate Intelligence was also composed of the Word
Darkness here is the same symbolically as the Earth or Shadow. Those in the physical cannot see the Light.
A description of the experience
John 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.