In his book Inner Work, noted dream authority Robert Johnson suggests that Ritual is the fourth and final step of Dreamwork. He writes: By the time you reach this fourth step you have made an interpretation. You have done your best to understand the dream with your mind. Now it is time to do something physical. This step is very important because it helps you integrate your dream experience into your conscious, waking life. This step requires a physical act that will affirm the message of the dream.