"You’re very grounded, poised to harness the Earth’s innate power. Don’t be surprised if a lot of people start asking you to grow them weed."
—Official description[src]

Alice Quinn growing a tree

Natural Magic is a magical discipline concerning the manipulation and development of the environment through the use of magic.


Natural Magic deals primarily with environmental magic. Natural students are known to maintain and groom the grounds of Brakebills, though it is unknown whether or not their magic allows them to manipulate fauna as well.

Josh Hoberman was able to use his proficiency in Natural magic to create a number of psychedelic crops,[1] as well as a strain of marijuana that allows people to see other worlds.

Brakebills House

Natural students live in a large treehouse in the forest surrounding Brakebills, past the border of the Sea.[2]


  • Plant Manipulation: During Quentin's quest for the Seven Golden Keys, Dean Fogg revealed that a group of Natural students were trying to control an animated shrub that escaped the Maze.[4]
  • Weather Manipulation: Natural students can create and shape the meteorological patterns, such as creating rain, invoking changes in the wind, or even calling upon thunderstorms. A group of Natural students were shown capable of manipulating a miniature cloud when Quentin first arrived at Brakebills.[5] Julia Wicker and Kady Orloff-Diaz later used a Natural spell to provoke a sudden excitement in the atmosphere to create a large storm in order to fool Reynard the Fox into believing Persephone had returned to Earth.[6]



  • At Brakebills, the Natural students' Welters uniform colors are maroon.
  • In All That Josh, Josh Hoberman is revealed to be a Natural student, retconning his character's Discipline being Physical Magic in the novels.