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"Part Psychic, part Physical. [...] The short version: you are drawn, mind and body, to the discovery of magic."
Dean Fogg[src]

Knowledge Magic is a magical discipline revolving around magical theory. Knowledge disciples are stated to be drawn, mind and body, to the discovery of magic, primarily dealing with the deepening and discovery of magical knowledge as a whole.


Students in the Knowledge discipline are innately attracted to the discovery of magic. They are considered a bit of every branch with the possible difference that their objective is not to actively practice like other Magicians but to discover, reshape, or deepen the knowledge of magic.

They live in the attic above the Brakebills Library, although with much more luxury than one would think at first.[1]


  • Meta-Composition: The understanding of the theories behind spells and the ability to reshape them. It was revealed that Julia Wicker specialized in Meta-Composition by Henry Fogg after she was detained at Brakebills.

Known Knowledge Students


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