Friends of the studio

The Studio Priest Oba Ile

Oba Ile and Uffe have been working together since 2013. Oba Ile has mainly been doing cleansings, blessings and initiation, and furthermore giving advice and guidance.

Oba Ile grew up in Denmark. He has on a theoretical and practical level been working with religious practice, spirituality, and religious experiences for more than 25 years.
He has visited, studied and worked with religious practitioners in Scandinavia and South America, such as shamans, Vodun/Orisha possession priests, and devotees of the Asir and Vanir.
Through years of hard work Oba Ile has, in practice, merged the legacy of the Nordic Iron Age religions with religious techniques for ecstasy, healing, and ultimately life-changing processes such as initiation, enabling a reconnection with the under/overlying forces of the world.

Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen

Rune and Uffe have been friends since childhood, and although their paths are different they basically share the same worldview.

Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen is Historian of Religion, Ph.d from Uppsala University in Sweden.He has researched into Afro-diasporic strategies for maintaining animist reality in the modern world and is now applying this perspective in reading North European cultural history as rejected animist knowledge and practice. He applies New-Animist theory, Ontological turn thinking and indigenous knowledge anthropology to recover Euro-traditional forms of land-connectedness, ecological knowledge and kinship with the greater community of beings. And he is working to popularize and bring this project into direct cultural changemaking through public media, scholarship and cultural events.

You can see more of his work here:

nordicanimism.com
and here:
Nordic Animism youtube