Spontaneity is a readiness of the subject to respond as required. It is a condition a conditioning of the subject, a preparation of the subject for free action. Thus freedom of a subject cannot be attained by an act of will. It grows by degrees as the result of training in spontaneity. Spontaneity is a biological value as well as a social value. Historically there have been two avenues which led to the psychodramatic view of catharsis. The one avenue led from the Greek drama to the conventional drama of today, and with it went the universal acceptance of the Aristotelian concept of catharsis. The other avenue led from the religions of the East and the Near East. In the Greek situation the process of mental catharsis was conceived as being localized in the spectator a passive catharsis.