Howlite is almost always found in masses or boitroydal nodules. Only rarely is it found as crystals, and they are small. The stone was discovered in 1868 by J.D. Dana and named for Canadian chemist H. How who discovered it. Howlite is naturally white or colorless, but is often dyed in a rainbow of colors, especially for beads.
Spiritual and Psychic Properties
Spiritually, howlite is a stone of awareness. It can prepare the user or wearer to receive wisdom and attunement from the Higher Self and the Divine. It is also used for dimensional travel and healthy meditation.
Howlite can also be used to release attachments, or cords, linking old emotional pain, from this life or a past life, to the present. Once these attachments are severed, it allows for processing those emotions and bringing peace in those areas.
Mental and Emotional Properties
Howlite is a wonder stone for calming upset states of mind and emotion. Howlite decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, and anxiety, bringing calm and relaxation. Howlite also can decrease anger originating from within or externally. The wake of such calming can help one be truly comfortable as oneself without the need to pretend to be anything but what you are.