Who doesn’t love a good mystery? by Captain B

Who doesn’t love a good mystery?

The mysterious and curious case of Jacobo Grinberg was brought to my attention by an associate who loves a good mystery, especially a mysterious disappearance.

Given Grinberg’s vocation and nationality as well as certain associations, I was surprised I hadn’t heard of him until this associate sent me an article.

The article then brought me to a documentary directed by Ida Cuéllar. The documentary led to viewing further interviews from family, friends, colleagues, and investigators. Then I found one of fifty plus books Grinberg wrote in his lifetime.

Has written?

Grinberg was a neurophysiologist, psychologist, and founder of the Instituto Nacional para el Estudio de la Conciencia and a graduate from the Facultad de Ciencias at the UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. I know a number of people who have studied and/or taught at the UNAM.

He went on to get a PhD in psychophysiology at the E. Roy John Laboratory part of the NYU School of Medicine. His preliminary focus and interest was electrophysiological effects of geometric stimuli on the human brain.

He established two laboratories of psychophysiology first at the Universidad Anáhuac (vince in bono malum) and then at the UNAM.

Grinberg sought to use the scientific method to examine witchcraft, telepathy, meditation, and shamanism. His aim (always a threat to his scientific reputation) was to understand the magic world of shamans, healers, and mystics. He wrote over fifty books on these subjects in relation to brain activity.

He developed the Syntergic Theory (La Teoría Sintérgica- síntesis + energía) which posits a continuous space of energy of which the average human can only perceive a very small part of and that what one perceives shapes that person’s perception of reality. The vast majority of the world’s population in the same boat i.e. agreement, subconsciously (or unconsciously) of course. His suspicion and study was to prove that this perception could be increased, consciousness could be expanded and some adepts of ancient knowledge retained and demonstrated tangible proof of higher consciousness and manipulation of what the majority perceive as reality from the ability of tapping into this higher realm.

One of his most famous books was a case study of a Mexican curandera called Pachita. She was a legendary healer. The book Pachita, Milagro Mexicano examines Grinberg’s time spent in close association with the healer, her miraculous healings, and his participation as a helper in her service as curandera and medium. He attempted to write what he saw and experienced without modifying in any way the events that he witnessed. According to Grinberg the association changed his perception of reality. He testified to those ‘miraculous healings’ where the curandera appeared to manipulate space-time and material to not only diagnose illness, perform surgeries extracting malignant tumors, cancers, cysts etc. but to also transplant organs, materialized out of thin air. Grinberg swore by it and was present on numerous occasions in his role as observer, chronicler, and assistant.

Avant-garde Chilean-French filmmaker and writer Alejandro Jodorowsky also met, observed, and wrote about his experiences with Pachita in his 1995 book Psychomagic: The Transformative Power of Shamanic Psychotherapy.

Pachita, born Bárbara Guerrero, had no recollections of the surgical procedures she performed in trance as she acted as a medium for the last Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc who, speaking through Pachita, said God allowed him to perform through Pachita as his life on Earth had been cut short along with his work as a healer. He, through Pachita and referred to throughout the book as ‘El Hermano’, also claimed that all tales of human sacrifice were fabrications by the Conquistadores and The (pinche) Church to defame the pre-hispanic cultures.

Grinberg begins the book with a disclaimer that he reported exactly what he saw and heard, that it changed his beliefs significantly, but that access to a realm that truly exists is the key to what would be deemed supernatural.

Grinberg put forth the idea of a holographic matrix or a lattice where all is connected and the degree of the brain’s decodification of this is what we perceive as reality. Extra-sensory abilities may appear the more adept the subject be in the decodification of the lattice. In connecting points of the lattice, all the information of the universe is contained. Also of the highest importance to this concept is that the human brain is a miniature model of this hyper-complex informational matrix.

Many others, reaching far back (Anáhuac was an earlier clue), have explored the same idea, calling it by different names. Some of these names would be recognizable if cited. Familiar with many of these (and refraining from creating a list) is why I was surprised to not have heard of Grinberg till recently.

In pre-sand Egypt (and in pre-diluvial times too) and then in Tibet, China, India, Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica, Uluru, Sardinia, the Red Sea and other regions of the cardinals and ordinals, those in the know claimed the universe is mental. The Kybalion. Science journals published in recent years have also begun to suggest as much.

But the science or pseudoscience or fairy dust in your eye if you’re having trouble seeing further than the mysterious disappearance. What was that all about?

There are UFO theories. A further exploration into Grinberg and Andromeda might interest the reader should there remain sufficient interest beyond this very short summary and inquiry. In La fuerza vital del cielo anterior (1991), Grinberg wrote of having been born on a planet in Andromeda but exiled to Earth by ‘The Hierarchy’ for trespassing in a ‘Prohibited Zone’ but that after eleven reincarnations he would be able to return to his original planet.


Others believe, due to the nature of his investigations, that he passed bodily into another realm. Carlos Castaneda and Don Juan Matus would be two names on the –list I have not listed — of those who have expressed similar beliefs, practices, and cosmology. Those two are also candidates for the latter ‘slipping through a crack in the sky’ scenario.

And I also mention those two because Grinberg and Castaneda met on several occasions. One of the theories is that Grinberg went off with Castaneda’s group. Manuel Delaflor who worked with Grinberg for five years witnessed two of their meetings but thought it did not seem likely. The magnitude of each individual would not allow the relationship to flourish. Maybe each was better left to his own devices.

Grinberg’s work drew serious attention. His brothers, interviewed after his disappearance, claimed that he had received numerous offers to teach at other universities most notably in the United States. These positions were not attractive to him. He was content going about the work he was doing, which included mental exercises with children in hopes of stimulating telepathic or telekinetic abilities. He also worked with individuals who could enter trance and deep states of meditation and was able to measure coherency (identical waveform and frequency) and that in subjects such as these that coherency is something that can be increased upon. Trying to understand, literally, the concept of being on the same wavelength. The universities were insistent. Only after his disappearance were his visits to the University of Colorado discovered. He visited the campus many times but never flew directly into Denver or Colorado. He would fly into a neighboring state or even multiple states away.

Scientist colleagues, journalists, and even the detective, Clemente Padilla, who first worked his case pretty much agree that it was the CIA which keeps a close eye on universities as it does on so many entities. Are you sure you’ve never crossed paths with a CIA agent? How well do you really know Steve in shipping and receiving? Even Grinberg’s third wife, Teresa, just didn’t seem to check out among his family or friends and colleagues as a real person, meaning legit in who she claimed to be. They suspected her name to be fake as well as her academic credentials. Grinberg either began to suspect or he knew and slept in his car and not at home with Teresa for several months before he was last seen. Then she disappeared shortly after he did.

Friends noted that returning from a conference in Costa Rica his mood had changed dramatically. He was depressed and forlorn. Then he was hospitalized for a nervous breakdown. As if he’d been told of his inescapable fate working in highly secretive underground laboratories creating perfect soldiers or population control methods.

After mounting public pressure, and not related to any Grinberg speculation, in 2017 the CIA released thousands of secret documents. Grinberg’s name was mentioned. An article he had written and published in his 1982 book Psychoenergetics was also found among those files as was the mention of Project Stargate which sought to study the same mind phenomenon which was Grinberg’s focus but for defense purposes.

No secret, defense means offense with that entity and others.

He disappeared without word or trace on December 8, 1994 four days before his forty-eighth birthday and a long-scheduled celebration with family in his honor. When authorities went to search his home for clues, all of his work was missing. Sometime after that Teresa disappeared.

But then call off the dogs. CIA always getting the bad rap. Bees dying. Must be the CIA. Kennedy. Monkeypox.

The case officially remains a mystery.

A passage from one of his books reads:

After his passing into the other world, he would not die like the rest of the humans, he would voluntarily disappear, his body would disappear without a trace.


Jacobo Grinberg, before traveling


Captain B. Seafarer. Lover of shore leave. Collector of heads. Disseminator of tales. Twitter: @NPeligeiro