(though it's a bit jarring to read, since it uses the term "skeptical" in the old (and truer) sense (i.e., "skeptical of claims not backed by scientific evidence") rather than the more recent, unfortunate (but brilliantly, from a tactical viewpoint) , hijacked sense ("skeptical of claims that are backed by scientific evidence").)
In the article, "A former leader in the New Age culture—author of nine titles on auras, chakras, “energy,”...—chronicles her difficult and painful transition to [science-aligned] skepticism. She thanks the... [science-aligned] community and agonizes over how the messages of scientific and critical thinking could be made more effective in communicating with her former New Age colleagues" -
...It is not merely, as many surmise, a conflict between fact-based viewpoints and faith-based viewpoints. Nor is it simply a conflict between rationality and credulity. No, it's a full-on clash of cultures...Does anyone else get the feeling upon reading this article, that it - or something very much like it - served as a chapter in the global warming delayers' playbook?
The article is also powerfully reminiscent of another culture-clash treatise, Joe Bageant's excellent Deer Hunting with Jesus ("dispatches from America's class war"), now being catalogued at the Nevada County Library - it's a gift from me, and everyone, but everyone, should read it.