Traditional healing predates mainstream clinical healing in Lesotho and the world over.
Chief Mohlomi was one of the well-known traditional healers of the Basotho nation at its
inception. Since then, traditional healers have been the mainstay of healing and wellbeing
in Lesotho. However, traditional healing has not been well documented or perceived as a
meaningful career in Lesotho. This article explores ‘calling’ as a career among Basotho
traditional healers. The article links ancestral naming to the career identity and calling of
traditional healers. An interpretative phenomenological analysis of 16 audio recordings
representing a convenience sample of traditional healers was conducted over a period of