Julie Jespersen earned a master’s degree in anthropology at Aarhus University in Denmark based of her thesis “The Reality of Illusion and the Illusion of Reality – An anthropological study of ayahuasca ceremonies in a Dutch spiritual group completed in 2016. She is a certified hypnotherapist, SoulKey Therapist (2014) and –instructor (2019), and has been trained in modern shamanism and healing by Danish modern shamans (2016-2020).
Julie has worked independently as a therapist performing hypnotherapy, SoulKey therapy and healing and giving talks and courses on ayahuasca, spirituality and personal development from an anthropological and modern shamanic perspective. She runs the project ‘Portal Journeys’ with her colleague and sister, Rie Jespersen, where they bring groups to spiritual places like the Bosnian Pyramids, about which Rie has written the book “De Bosniske Pyramider.” Julie is currently writing a book in Danish about Ayahuasca/Daime based on her fieldwork. She is featured in a Danish documentary (“from the inside” with the journalist Anders Agger) with the theme “spirituality,” screened on Danish National Television in the fall of 2021.