I read a book about ten years ago, in which the protagonist lives the life of many characters within the same time sequence. I think there are others who also do this and they agree that during each life they will not remember previous lives, or the fact that they have this god-like facility.

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Could the be "The Egg" by Andy Weir?

You can read the full story online here

“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”
“Oh lots. Lots and lots. And in to lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”
“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”
“Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”


“Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”

“Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?” “No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.” “So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…” “An egg.” I answered. “Now it’s time for you to move on to your next life.”

Purely as a matter of interest, he recently did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) where he discusses the story in some considerable detail

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