Magic is the manifestation of supernatural powers or phenomena that can be sourced from many origins and is hard to explain. Many people refer to things they do not understand as magic. The term 'eldritch' also refers to magic, usually that of an unknown of little researched nature.
Quatered Magicka (Traditional Magical Sources)
Magicks given from a saint's blessing, or god's curse fall under the tradition of divine magic. many holymen, spiritualists and peasents believe it is the highest form of power and with enough serivce to their holy diety, they may be gifted this form of miracle.
Energy and magic that draw from the will of the world, spirits and life itself. Druids, hermits and shamans tend to deem this as the only source of white magicks- others being of modern bastardisations of the old ways or forgotten gods.
Whispers of the alien or spiritual forms vile abbarent or strangley gorgeous effects, unconforming to more traditional studies of magic. Scholars believe that occult magicks manifest from curses, vile deeds, resting powers or as gifts from beings long forgotten. Many black magicks fall under the classification of occult.
Magicka Fundimenta (Schools of Magic)
The art of seeking information or unveiling secrets of the pats, present or future. Mages who specialize in divining may be called "detectors" but oracles, seers and druids also favour the divination school due to their fondness of mancies.
Capturing and bending the elements and energies of magic to destroy, resist, create or counter energy or elemental powers and spells.
Magic concerned with life and death- positive and negative energy. Healing spells are the most common necromagies, though harm and the fiddling of lifespans also fall under this catagorization.
Often calledTransmutation, this school shares some simularities to the alchemical philosophy that anything can be turned into another. Transfiguration usually focusses on morphing the shape of a creature or object, temporarily or permanently.
Magicks that do not fall under the Magicka Fundimenta or prove to be outliers may be classed as universal. Mages that practise the philosophy of universalism also tend not to specialise in a pacticular thesis and study magick in it's entirity. Most universalists study arcane magicks.