The experience of Yage is noetic and ineffable and as much as I’d like to talk about it here, the act would be absurd for me to attempt. What I can say is that Eagle Condor Alliance is the only place I would send people I care about to experience the medicine. That’s not to say that there aren’t other retreats out there that are very good, and ECA is the only one I’ve been to, but my experience there transcended a mere group of strangers and became that of a family. This is because of the pure love that is Greison, Jessie and Bobby. Hans was not there for this retreat but I’m sure he is the same. The amount of dedication to the medicine from these three is unparalleled. They’ve dedicated their lives to the sanctity of the medicine without regard for money or personal gain. Had I just met them and not even imbibed, I’d have been inspired by their devotion alone. I weigh 200 lbs and became quite drunk from the medicine and I required a lot of attention and these guys were right there to help me where I needed it and also professional and experienced enough to let me help myself when I needed that. This is very important as the medicine can be serious stuff, depending on what you need, and having someone you can truly trust to help guide you is paramount.
The retreat is absolutely beautiful and the food is fantastic- colorful, healthy, vibrant and prepared with love by people that are happy and sympathetic to what you are going through.
The ECA has the added element of donating a significant portion of their proceeds and time to conservation of the medicine and its habitat. I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to thank Yage for what it gave me and the Eagle Condor Alliance will be instrumental in helping me to fulfill that.