What you are describing is fantasy. If you truly can move fire or other western elements, please do a video, go to the news, show the world this ability. Put your money where you mouth is. This goes for anyone claiming transformation, teleportation, or any other fantasy magic tropes.
You would find that yes, in history, there were charlatans or maybe some legitimate magicians who claimed to do the impossible. One example is the Thessalian witches saying they could draw down the moon. Some witches in lore could also raise the dead and other fictional things. Part of this could be the idea of intimidating a spirit with lies to work for you, or just an attempt to get new people to scam. And then of course, the desire to tell a good story. Nothing against the scientific laws actually happened.
A better option for lore like that is to take it symbolically. I believe "Drawing Down the Moon" later become a Wiccan ritual for example.
Magic is a set of practices (I will never understand why people talk about magic like it's the force, a being, or something) people use to change the world or themselves in some way through occult or subtle means. The works, rituals and spells, how it works, the philosophy behind it, and all that other good junk is determined by the person and the tradition or lack thereof followed. Magic as a practice most certainly exists, but the effectiveness of it is subjective.
There are a lot of theories as to why magic will work for some things but not others. My favorite is the idea of doors. In order for the practice to work, there needs to be a way, a situation, an open door, in order for the "something extra" (whatever thing you attribute to the cause of magical practice to work) to get to working on it. Your attempts won't work if there is not a door for it to go through. So, use this as to why those fantasy things are not possible. It's against scientific laws, so there are no doors open in order for the "something extra" to get to work.
When doing a money spell, the door opens when you look for, apply to, or work harder at a job. Love spells nourish a relationship you are trying your best at. Nothing just "happens," there's work both physical and spiritual that goes behind it. How to you physically work at getting wings, moving flames, and flying? Others may have another opinion, but this idea is my favorite.
Energy manipulation is a part of some magical practices, but the "energy' in question is not the same as the scientific definition of energy. It's a belief, something subtle, just like spirits and all the other things, metaphysical energy can not be proven or disproved. Nothing in magical practice can be proven. So no, "energy" is not physical.
However, to steer away from the fantasy nonsense, some things in magical practice have been shown later to have certain physical effects and explanations. One case is Four Thieves Vinegar and other spiritual cleansers or apotropaic formulas being disinfectants. Sometimes, there is an explanation as to why something happens. An example of this is mercury dimes and sulfur. Sulfur is used in a lot of foot track magic curses, the dimes worn around the ankle turn black when in contact with it. So, it's again a very neat coincidence in the practices. A discussion on this would be preferable.