1- Since very few people now use fountain pens, the significance of ink on a physical level is no longer quite so valid. Formerly in dreams it suggested the ability to communicate in a lucid fashion. Il was also an instrument of ‘torture’ for children and would often appear in dreams in later life.
2- On a more intellectual level, ink signifies the ability to transcribe and understand knowledge in a more sophisticated way.
3- More spiritually, ink has significance, particularly in magical practices, when it was used to reflect powers which were outside the norm. In written magical spells it was necessary to use particular inks in order to achieve the required results.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: On a more intellectual level, ink signifies the ability to transcribe and understand knowledge in a more sophisticated way. When a particular flow of energy or information is needed, ink can symbolize that flow.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- If a pen or pencil appears in a dream we are expressing or recognising the need to communicate with other people.
If the pen will not work we do not understand information we have been given.
If we cannot find one we do not have enough information to proceed with an aspect oi” our lives.
2- We all have an ability to learn but need to have some way of transmitting our learning to other people.
A pen would suggest the learning would be more permanent than a pencil.
3- The powers to transcribe spiritual knowledge and to keep a record of that information are a necessary part of development. Dreaming of a pen or pencil may suggest that we could attempt automatic writing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The ability to transcribe and translate spiritual knowledge into recognizable images and to keep a record of that information is a necessary part of personal development. Such records and especially the ability to keep a journal are an invaluable part of dream recording. Dreaming of a pen or pencil may also suggest that we could attempt automatic or inspired writing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile