Natural Physics (aka "magic")

Natural physics is the pseudo-scientific and -mystical study of the various effects of the Five Elements, the Five Mystical Substances, and the Five Moons upon reality. Typically studied only by powerful research wizards.

Bizarre mathematics made possible by the consumption of vast quantities of mind- and reality-altering Mystical Substances help prop up entire new systems of physics. In this cutting-edge field, research wizards uncover miraculous discoveries about as often as they inflict unintended catastrophic disasters upon the surrounding areas.

Other, rarer, practitioners of Natural Physics include hedge mages (low-level, non-research wizard affiliated spell-casters and herbalists), advanced mathematicians and scientists (non-spell casting), etc.