Animus and Mana are the heart and soul of Astlan. Animus is the very stuff of life, while mana is the energy that surrounds it and allows skilled professionals to manipulate both the physcial world and the spiritual.
Animastery is the study of the life essense and the bindings between all living things.
Naturalism is the study of the interaction of Mana and Animus in the natural world around us.
Theology is the study of the divine beings which are the purest embodiment of Animus, and hence the greatest users and sources of Mana.
Wizardy is the scientific study of Mana and hence Animus. It is the technology of Magic, the engineering of Animus and Mana to harness their power for the benefit of all Astlanians.