Here is a quick way to get from general Magic Skill Level 1 to Level 2. This formula was given to me years ago by an experienced player named DingoDuck. He and his real life brother Billr were regular players in earlier days of TMW. Once you start the spells, the whole process should take around 20 to 30 minutes.
Then do this: 1. Set your Intel to 50 or higher. 2. Do not equip anything that has a negative effect on magic. 3. Carry less than half your weight. 4. Gather about 20-25 of each of these items: >>Knife, Lifestone, Sulfur Powder, Log, Maggot Slime, Root 5. Rotate and repeat these spells: >>#chiza, #lum, #flar, #parum boo, #kalmurk 6. Every 5th rotation, use the #abizit spell to check your progress. 7. When you get the message "You feel in perfect control of your magic", go back and touch the Mana Seed for general Magic Skill Level 2.