An evocative series of essays designed to expand existing concepts of music therapy theory, practice, and research. The author provides an indepth examination of fundamental questions for our profession: What is health? Is music therapy a health profession or cultural movement? What concepts of music and man are indigenous to music therapy? How is music improvisation communicative? What is our science for the interpretation of musical meaning? What is the relation between music and emotions? How does music contribute to our individual and collective identity? The author brings his extensive experience in musicology, philosophy, and music therapy in formulating answers that will define our future.