Captives and Captors

It’s hard to believe that Elizabeth Smart or any other child would be put through kidnapping or sexual assault. As a adult who has married and now has children of her own, she has made it her purpose in life to reduce or eliminate this sort of experience.  During our research, we discovered that Elizabeth Smart had the same Dayology signature as one of her kidnappers. We’ll be getting to that.  

This week the true story of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapping was revealed in the A&E/Lifetime film Elizabeth Smart:   Autobiography.  It was produced with the full participation of Elizabeth Smart and is told from her perspective. As the on-screen narrator she explains how she survived the ordeal and confronts the various misconceptions about her captivity and that of others. Smart asserts that most kidnappings are committed NOT by strangers, but by people that the child knows. In most cases the perpetrator is NOT a known sex offender. And finally Smart does NOT show confidence in the ability of psychic detectives. The tip that led to her recovery was from people who phoned the police.

While it isn’t easy to make blanket statements in situations like this, it looks as if Elizabeth Smart has made it through this episode of her life.  While she expresses deep emotion regarding these past events, she is extremely well-spoken. It is easy to see how writing her book My Story and advocating for The Elizabeth Smart Foundation were all  stepping stones in her recovery. Her time as an overseas missionary in her church helped her to move along.  It gave her the privacy that she needed to heal and an introduction to Matthew Gilmour, the man who would become her husband.

The Dayology Analysis

#32 TUE SCO
11/3/1987
Elizabeth Smart
#32 TUE SCO
11/6/1945
Wanda Barzee

Elizabeth Smart was born on a Tuesday in the sign of Scorpio. Since Mars is the ruler of both Tuesday and Scorpio, Mars holds prominence in her life as her INNER and OUTER ruler. Even though Smart was a quiet, well-behaved child before her kidnapping. During her captivity she discovered a reserve of resistance and courage that allowed her to get through this horrific experience. Mars plays the role of fighter or warrior, while Scorpio is a strategic sign with the capacity to wait until the right time.strike.

This post now takes an unexpected turn in the examination of Wanda Barzee’s signature. She was one of Elizabeth Smart’s captors, but some experts feel that psychologically Barzee had suffered similar treatment at the hands of Brian David Mitchell. It turns out that even though Barzee and Smart were born years apart, they share the same #32 TUE SCO signature. This recurrence of planetary patterns in critical relationships is common in Dayology research.

Wanda Barzee was the wife of Brian David Mitchell. After raising her four children from her previous marriage, The couple sold their home and took to the road as missionaries. They traveled around, but mostly just panhandled in bus stations. At that time Barzee found herself under extreme pressure to obey her husband’s demands, which included drinking alcohol and viewing pornography. When it came to her part in Elizabeth Smart’s nine month abduction, Barzee admitted to restraining Elizabeth and never attempting to stop what went on.  She accepted her fifteen year prison sentence and later showed remorse for her actions.

It came out in her own trial that Barzee had been diagnosed with a mental illness and it was decided that with medication she could testify competently. Her association with Mitchell was revealed to be as bizarre as the experiences related by Elizabeth Smart.  The main difference was that Barzee was held captive by the belief that her husband was a prophet and spoke for God. Elizabeth’s upbringing gave her the ability to see through the holy deception even if she could do nothing about it. She waited bravely until the moment that an escape came her way.