References cite Kuthumi's former embodiments as including:
- St. Francis of Assisi,
- John the Beloved, the favorite Apostle of Jesus,
- emperor Shah Jahan, the master who built the Taj Mahal;
In his last embodiment, he was known to have the name Koot Humi." (SJA)
Ellie Crystal adds lifetimes as Thutmose III, and as Baltazar (one of the 3 magi), but does not mention him being John the Beloved.
He is connected to the Temple of Wisdom and Understanding in Kashmir, India.
Kuthumi was one of the main guides of Madame Blavatsky. (See Theosophy for more information).