The Hypnosphere is one of the more familiar hypnotic devices you’ll see as you wander Second Life’s hypnosis scene. It was made as a centrepiece for the HypnoDolls store around 2008, and you can still find it there – but you can also find it in other places like Live Trance Labs.
It’s a great addition to public places, because if the conversation is lacking, you can always just gaze up into the sphere and relax and drift…
It is a non-spiral based hypnotic focus with a binaural beat and a nice looping particle effect which will play a short sequence read from notecards inside it. In many ways, it is quite primitive as far as LSL development has come but it is no less effective now than 13 years ago, and it really seems to resonate with what people want from a focus.
The HypnoSphere creator, Ariel Lycia-Messmer
And it really has stood the test of time.
The pretty sparkly particle effects are nice to look at, almost mesmerizing on their own, and the gentle relaxing text appearing in the centre, visible no matter where you are in the room, can help
susceptible victims relaxing patrons slip the rest of the way.
But it wouldn’t be a Second Life Toy without some extra features. If you click on it, you get a menu like the one to the right.
- Access: this lets the owner set who can access this menu and change options. A Public HypnoSphere can be altered by anyone.
- On/Off: These switch on or off the particle effects. Do you want a featureless blac orb, to make the text more striking? You can do that.
- Channel: This is where the real fun begins. If you type messages to the Sphere’s Channel, that text will appear in the hypnosphere. This allows hypnotists to use it for group trance experiences – imagine someone speaking through the HypnoSphere, while everyone watching relaxes and allows themselves to be programmed…
- Edit Playlist: Finally, the onwer of HypnoSphere can add their own trance scripts, by dropping notecards into the object. The Edit Playlist allows them to choose which script to run. The text of that script will then appear in the Sphere.
This is a great device for public trance experiences, but might not really be the best thing to put in a lounge. Unless you’re okay with everyone going quiet as they watch the orb…
Buying the HypnoSphere
It wasn’t apparent to me how to buy it, so I’ll give instructions here. You can buy the Sphere by right-clicking on the HypnoSphere at HypnoDolls.
The sphere costs 500L, which like most things in Second Life is very cheap (around $2 in real money). It’s a great addition to any public hypnosis-themed places, or even to the home of any discerning hypnosis addict.
Description: The Hypnosphere is one of the more well known hypnotic foci, it was made as a centerpiece for the HypnoDolls store around 2008. It is simply a non-spiral based hypnotic focus with a binaural beat and a nice looping particle effect which will play a short sequence read from notecards inside it. It many ways it is quite primitive as far as LSL development has come but it is no less effective now than 13 years ago, and it really seems to resonate with what people want from a focus.
|Format||Sit and watch|
|Features||Particle Effects, Binaural, Trancey text|