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Welcome to "Wake up podcast with Viv Trader"!

Viv is a curious person with the desire to embrace different opinions and expertise. Her focus is health, well-being, environmental and political. She holds a non-judgmental approach, and she is objective. 

Her approach is that in order for us to create change and push boundaries we need to consider all possible angles; a wider range of influences and opinions are needed. She thinks this is especially true for tasks which involve creative problem solving, innovation and collaboration. Viv's ambition is to raise your awareness and contribute to a better world. 

She is also the founder of Vivalicious Food which produces an innovative vegan baby food with added omega-3 from an algae oil (



Oct 16, 2023

Born in India and educated at the universities of London, Sussex and Oxford, Edi Bilimoria presents an unusual blend of experience in the fields of science, arts and philosophy.

Professionally, Edi is an award-winning engineer and consultant to the petrochemical, oil and gas, transport, and construction industries. He has been Project Manager and Head of Design for major innovative projects such as the Channel Tunnel, London Underground systems, petrochemical plants and offshore installations. He also worked in safety and environmental engineering for several Royal Navy projects, including the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier and the fleet of Offshore Patrol Vessels.

A student of the perennial philosophy for over half a century, Edi has given courses and lectured extensively in the UK, and internationally in California, The Netherlands, India and Australia. He has organized and chaired conferences with the object of encouraging discourse on the different, but overlapping, roles of science, religion and practical philosophy. He worked as Education Manager for the Theosophical Society in Australia developing courses and study papers, researching, lecturing and organizing international conferences; as well as supervising the Research Library, National Media Library, National Members Lending Library and the development of the website.

Edi has published extensively in the fields of science, engineering and the esoteric philosophy. His book The Snake and the Rope was awarded a prize by the Scientific and Medical Network on which he now serves as a Board Director.

An enthusiastic glider pilot for many years, Edi is a choral singer and a dedicated pianist of concert standard.


The benefit of Edi’s work in science and engineering is that it has enabled him to understand and approach interdisciplinary problems in an innovative, lateral-thinking manner under time and budgetary constraints. It has also provided the necessary team-working, supervision and management skills with the opportunity to actuate eternal principles on an organizational level, in line with his belief that spirituality is reserved not only for quiet retreats, but also applies to daily working life.

The outcome of Edi’s involvement in music and the perennial philosophy is a discernment of the higher laws governing all life and existence, at all levels, and the necessity of striving to live with integrity according to this realization.