By Drew Collins
This diagram depicts the seven ages of man on the left and the seven liberal arts on the right, culminating in the Holy Trinity at the top. The process of aging, which, ending in death, leads to the divine, is linked to education, which, if properly administered, also conduces to a more intimate knowledge of God. The seven ages are placed under the category "Nature." The liberal arts have "Philosophy" as their genus. The diagram thus imagines aspiration to truth in two separate realms, the physical and intellectual, as an essential unity.