The Sphere of Matter from Mage the Ascension is one of the three Pattern magics, its counterparts being Life and Forces. Knowledge of this Sphere allows one to discern peculiarities in individual Patterns, as well as the capacity to alter them as their capacity grows.

Mages new to the understanding of this Sphere can discern irregularities in Patterns, and alter simple changes in Patterns (turning water into wine, or saltines into Ritz crackers, or bad booze into good booze); Masters of the Sphere can fix computers simply by poking at the motherboard, walk through walls, create polyester shirts capable of reflecting lasers, and make black holes out of 8-balls, provided they can avoid the reaches of Paradox.

The Sons of Ether have adopted this Sphere.