Howlite was named after the 19th century mineralogist Henry How who first discovered it in Nova Scotia. It is also a powerful calming stone and a great tool to have during meditation because it can help you focus your mind. It can promote serenity of mind and remove any kind of distracting thought. It will give you the gift of wisdom and enlightenment. It can help you connect to higher realms and remove the veils that are blocking the truths in your life.