If thinking is transcendence, which according to my reading of Bataille, it is, then a descent into immanence is an embrace of death. This is how the intellectual re-acquaints herself with her originative nature — and destiny.
To fully embrace immanence is to embrace death as facticity.
But what seems likely is that an attempt to make such an embrace is always impure, since it is loaded with transcendent meaning.
Hence, the descent into immanence always produces sublation —-[The idea of sublation is that the old idea or principle is not simply disproved and disposed of but is contained in the new higher principle that has replaced it.] —– but paradoxically DOWNWARDS rather than HIGHER or away from one’s materiality.