A contemporary depth psychological approach to ecology envisions a non-local, distributed psyche. The human aspect of the psyche, including mind, is necessarily embedded in the larger world of nature. Such an expanded vision of psyche and mind requires some revision of the nature of ‘the unconscious’. Depth psychological approaches necessarily, deliberately engage expressions of unconscious processes and thus require practitioners to alter their ordinary states of consciousness to more fully access this material. Classic analytic techniques were designed to assist in this, starting with Freud’s striving for free association. Complexity studies opened a pathway to reconsider the non-local aspects of psyche as holistic features deserving more careful attention. As our knowledge of the biological world grows, intelligence or cognitive capacities are increasingly recognized throughout nature in the adaptability of organisms to their environments. Cosmologies of deep inner world explorations curiously at times reflect those derived from astrophysical observations and mathematical analysis.