This Gate is part of the Channel of The Alpha, For 'Good' or 'Bad' the Design of Leadership, linking the G Center (Gate 7) to the Throat Center (Gate 31). Gate 7 is part of the Collective Understanding (Logic) Circuit with the keynote of sharing.
The 7th gate is oriented toward the future, with an ability to see when society's present direction needs correcting to get there. This is logic's gate of direction, part of the Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx. The substance of its contribution to the Collective is expressed through designated leadership roles, which are the: Authoritarian, Democrat, Anarchist, Abdicator, General, and Administrator. These roles are genetic and mechanical, and have tremendous conditioning power within the Collective. Through our role, and with our understanding of humanity's future direction, we persuade others to follow our leadership, thereby influencing people in positions of influence themselves, especially those with Gate 31.
Those who carry this gate may evaluate or modify the existing pattern or questionable direction, or be the catalyst for creating a new direction. This position of influence is described as the power behind the throne. In other words, without Gate 31 we can be a public leader but not necessarily the public figurehead who directly influences the Collective.
Line 5 - The general
Leadership whose authority must be absolute and is sanctioned by society in times of crisis.
Exaltation: The gift of attracting loyalty necessary in harmonizing the potential of society. The capacity of the Self through its role to attract loyalty.
Detriment: The commander isolated from his troops and obsessed with victory at any price. The lack of loyalty when the Self insists on isolation.